Florida plans to buy Everglades land near West Broward suburbs targeted for oil drilling

The state intends to buy a huge chunk of land in the Everglades currently permitted for oil and gas drilling, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday

The 20,000-acre purchase from a Miami family who made their fortune in real estate would be the largest land acquisition in a decade and would prevent oil drilling close to Broward County’s western border.

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https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article239311568.html

Appeals court clears way for landowner to drill exploratory oil well in Everglades

This is terrible news!

TALLAHASSEE — Overturning a decision by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, an appeals court Tuesday ordered the state to issue a permit to a major Broward County landowner who wants to drill an exploratory oil well in the Everglades.

A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal ruled the department improperly rejected a recommended order by an administrative law judge, who said in 2017 a permit should be approved for Kanter Real Estate LLC.

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https://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/local/florida/2019/02/05/appeals-court-clears-way-drilling-exploratory-oil-well-everglades/2777314002/

Kanter Real Estate, LLC v. Department of Environmental Protection, City of Miramar, and Broward County, Florida, 17-5096 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2019)
https://www.courtlistener.com/opinion/4587389/kanter-real-estate-llc-v-department-of-environmental-protection-city-of/

New Hunt For Oil In Florida Raises Environmental Concerns

 

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28th annual Fleet Week at the Port Everglades

PORT EVERGLADES, FLA. (WSVN) – Ships from the U.S. Navy, Marines and Coast Guard sailed into Port Everglades as South Florida celebrated Fleet Week.

Now in its 28th year, Fleet Week saw the arrival of ships like the USS Kearsarge. The amphibious assault ship, based in Norfolk, Virginia, usually goes out on seven month deployments in the Indian Ocean.

Read more… https://wsvn.com/news/local/military-ships-sail-into-port-everglades-for-28th-annual-fleet-week/

The Milky Way over Pa-hay-okee Trail

A black & white view of the Milky Way over Pa-hay-okee Trail in the Everglades National Park
By Lee Smith Photography
©2018 Smitty’s Holdings, Inc.

A view of the Milky Way over Pa-hay-okee Trail in the Everglades National Park
Everglades-MilkyWay – B&W-2018_04_17 – IMG_3636

To order: https://www.leesmithphotos.com/2018/04/the-milky-way-over-pa-hay-okee-trail/

Game Changing Aeroponic Farm

Game-changing aeroponic farm of the future uses 95% less water, needs no soil.

At this climate controlled, indoor facility in Newark, New Jersey, crops are stacked 30 feet high in a 30,000 square foot environment.

The style of grow is called aeroponic and involves misting the roots with nutritious water; spraying them, rather than soaking them. Because they are sprayed with a light mist, they are better oxygenated and the crops can be grown using 95% less water than outdoor agriculture.

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https://www.minds.com/blog/view/606629097677795339