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Hydraulic Fracturing or Fracking in Florida and Citizens’ Efforts to Stop It (Audio)

21 Sep

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On MidPoint we looked at hydraulic fracturing in Florida and citizens’ efforts to stop it; joining us on the phone from southwest Florida was Dr. Karen Dwyer, co-founder of the Stonecrab Alliance, an environmental advocacy group. Our in-studio guest was Jennifer Rubiello, state director of Environment Florida. Tuesday in Naples the Board of Collier County […]

Conservation Group Seeks Injunction to Block October Bear Hunt

17 Sep

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A Seminole County conservation group asked a judge Tuesday to halt Florida’s first bear hunt in 21 years, now scheduled to begin Oct. 24. Speak Up Wekiva filed suit against the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in July over the commission’s decision to allow the hunting of a species that until 2012 was classified […]

South Florida’s Heat Key to Boom of Python and Cold-Blooded Cousins (Reptiles)

17 Sep

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BY JENNY STALETOVICH jstaletovich@MiamiHerald.com If Florida ever wants to rid itself of Burmese pythons, tegus and other slithery invaders, pray for cold. A new University of Florida study has confirmed what scientists have long suspected: temperature, more than habitat, determines where reptiles invade. Using the kind of risk assessment strategy normally used in business, researchers modeled […]

RESIST 450 ACTION CAMP September 5-9, 2015 in St. Augustine, Florida

31 Aug

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RESIST 450 ACTION CAMP SEPTEMBER 5-9, 2015 Join coalitions and groups from across the state of Florida by resisting, boycotting and protesting the city of St. Augustine 450th Anniversary Celebration, which shamefully celebrates and honors the doctrine of discovery and Spain’s crimes against humanity. Do not accept the covering up of 450 years of acts of […]