According to a blog post last Friday from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, “it already seems safe to conclude that we won’t be seeing a monthly value below 400 ppm this year—or ever again for the indefinite future.” Their findings are based on weekly observations of carbon dioxide at Hawaii’s Mauna Loa Observatory, where climate scientists have been measuring CO2 levels since 1958.
‘We simply can’t continue to survive with toxic drinking water,’ says Erin Brockovich, as a new report finds 200 million people exposed to chromium-6″
With Lake Okeechobee water levels too high and rising, polluted discharges to the St. Lucie River will increase to more than 1.1 billion gallons a day, the Army Corps of Engineers announced Thursday.
Looking for outdoor activities for the last two weeks of summer vacation?
Weekly Naturalist-led Tours of northern Broward County’s natural areas.
The free tours last about one hour each and are organized by the Parks and Recreation Department.
Participants should bring bottled water and wear closed-toe shoes and sunscreen.
The following locations offer tours at least once each month:
Florida regulators voted to approve new water quality standards Tuesday that will increase the amount of cancer-causing toxins allowed in Florida’s rivers and streams under a plan that the state says will protect more Floridians than the current standards do.
“The Environmental Regulation Commission voted 3-2 to approve a proposal drafted by state regulators that would impose new standards on 39 chemicals not currently regulated by the state, and revise the regulations on 43 other toxins, most of which are carcinogens.”
The Florida Department of Health announced Friday it had determined four Zika cases in the state were likely transmitted by local mosquitos, the first not linked to travel outside the U.S. mainland.
The controversial new rules for regulating toxic chemicals in Florida waters were approved by a state panel Tuesday.
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By KEVIN WADLOW – KeysInfoNet
Frustration spills over seagrass die-off in Florida Bay, the worst in decades; residents and officials demand action
The campaign to save Florida Bay should move to the ballot box, speakers fumed Thursday in Islamorada.
“Talking to the politicians obviously is not working,” Islamorada Village Council member Jim Mooney said after a presentation on Florida Bay’s woes to the village board.
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