environment http://wlrn.org en Reveal: Unraveling The Mysteries Of The GI Bill, Coast Guard And EPA http://wlrn.org/post/reveal-unraveling-mysteries-gi-bill-coast-guard-and-epa <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Who’s really benefiting from the GI Bill? Why does the U.S. Coast Guard have some explaining to do? How much arsenic in our water is actually safe? There’s always more to the story.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:53:43 +0000 35418 at http://wlrn.org Reveal: Unraveling The Mysteries Of The GI Bill, Coast Guard And EPA Urban Studio Plans To Brings Sustainable Life To Deserted Sistrunk http://wlrn.org/post/urban-studio-plans-brings-sustainable-life-deserted-sistrunk <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Few people walk down </span>Sistrunk<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, and cars simply drive through the nearly deserted corridor.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Among old warehouses, a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">n “unsafe building” sign marks a foreclosed plumbing store between a church and a convenience store.</span></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:25:34 +0000 Constanza Gallardo 35189 at http://wlrn.org Urban Studio Plans To Brings Sustainable Life To Deserted Sistrunk Marjorie Harris Carr: Defender Of Florida’s Environment http://wlrn.org/post/marjorie-harris-carr-defender-florida-s-environment <div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 10pt;"></div><div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 10pt;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">07/01/14 - Tuesday's </span></font><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><b>Topical Currents</b></span></font><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size= Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 34896 at http://wlrn.org Marjorie Harris Carr: Defender Of Florida’s Environment Delray Beach Residents Create A Rising Waters Task Force http://wlrn.org/post/delray-beach-residents-create-rising-waters-task-force <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At a meeting earlier this week, a group of residents concerned about rising sea levels decided to name themselves Delray's Rising Waters Task Force.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Their goal is to deal with the effects of climate change.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They are still in the early stages of organizing themselves.</span></p><p>There were five members at the beginning of the meeting and seven joined, making it a total of 12, by the end. They are still looking for more residents to join.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 21:28:15 +0000 Jephie Bernard 34239 at http://wlrn.org Delray Beach Residents Create A Rising Waters Task Force Florida Gets Lion's Share Of Water Bill For Port Expansion, Everglades Restoration http://wlrn.org/post/florida-gets-lions-share-water-bill-port-expansion-everglades-restoration <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida is the big winner under the new </span><a href="http://transportation.house.gov/wrrda/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Water Resources Reform and Development Act</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, which President Obama signed last week. The bill carries $12.3 billion in infrastructure spending for the entire nation and $3 billion of that is coming to the Sunshine State.</span></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:22:56 +0000 Rick Stone 34125 at http://wlrn.org Florida Gets Lion's Share Of Water Bill For Port Expansion, Everglades Restoration Gov. Rick Scott's Stock In Oil Company Angers Environmentalists http://wlrn.org/post/gov-rick-scotts-stock-oil-company-angers-environmentalists <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A few environmental groups in Florida want </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Rick Scott out of office due to his involvement in oil stocks.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Scott has a growing stock in an oil company involved in drilling in Collier County, and i</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">n 2011 he invested $135,000 in </span>Schlumberger<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Limited, one of the biggest oil service companies in the world. &nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 19:15:22 +0000 Constanza Gallardo 34066 at http://wlrn.org Gov. Rick Scott's Stock In Oil Company Angers Environmentalists Conservation Group Says Beach Project Will Harm Reef http://wlrn.org/post/conservation-group-says-beach-project-will-harm-reef-0 <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Broward County plans to widen five miles of eroded beaches from northern Fort Lauderdale to southern parts of Pompano Beach.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The project is near an offshore coral reef &nbsp;in South Florida.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cry for Water is a nonprofit conservation group that fears the new sand will destroy the coral or make them vulnerable to diseases. &nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 23:52:04 +0000 Constanza Gallardo 33792 at http://wlrn.org Conservation Group Says Beach Project Will Harm Reef An Underwater Race To Transplant Miami's Rare Corals http://wlrn.org/post/underwater-race-transplant-miamis-rare-corals A lab just off Florida's Miami River has become the base for an unusual lifesaving operation.<p>A group of scientists there is on an urgent mission to save as many corals as it can before the marine creatures are destroyed as part of an underwater excavation of Miami's shipping channel. The channel — set to be dredged and deepened on Saturday — is home to a <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VJ_2qvHWWI&feature=youtu.be" target="_blank">thriving coral reef</a>.<p>Coral reefs are protected throughout the Atlantic and Caribbean. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:24:58 +0000 Greg Allen 33436 at http://wlrn.org An Underwater Race To Transplant Miami's Rare Corals Palm Beach County Prepares For Chikungunya http://wlrn.org/post/palm-beach-county-prepares-chikungunya <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Palm Beach County is now joining efforts to fight the mosquito-transmitted virus known as Chikungunya, which so far has infected one person in the county and</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;10 people total in the state.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The virus is rarely fatal but symptoms can include chronic pain that lasts for years.</span></p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 21:48:22 +0000 Constanza Gallardo 33437 at http://wlrn.org Palm Beach County Prepares For Chikungunya Kitchen Grease Will Fuel Broward's Waste-Water Treatment Plant http://wlrn.org/post/kitchen-grease-will-fuel-browards-waste-water-treatment-plant <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Fats, oils and grease from your favorite restaurant in Broward County will be converted to produce energy for its waste-water treatment plant in Pompano Beach.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The project, which launched last week, will impact the community both economically and environmentally. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“We are looking at a savings of $27 million over the 17-year period,” says Broward Mayor Barbara&nbsp;</span>Sharief<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 23:48:44 +0000 Constanza Gallardo 33078 at http://wlrn.org Kitchen Grease Will Fuel Broward's Waste-Water Treatment Plant Study: Our Water Use Is A Major Cause Of Saltwater Intrusion http://wlrn.org/post/study-our-water-use-major-cause-saltwater-intrusion <p></p><p><a href="http://www.broward.org/NaturalResources/WaterResources/Documents/northernsaltwaterintrusion.pdf" target="_blank">A study</a> finds that South Florida maybe can’t blame the rest of the world for saltwater seeping into the groundwater, also called saltwater intrusion.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 23:46:59 +0000 Elaine Chen 33030 at http://wlrn.org Study: Our Water Use Is A Major Cause Of Saltwater Intrusion Plastic Bags Survive Another Year In Florida http://wlrn.org/post/plastic-bags-survive-another-year-florida <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Paper or plastic?" is a question you’ll hear at grocery stores for at least another year because a South Florida lawmaker was unsuccessful in his attempt to help cities cut down on plastic bags.</span></p><p>A bill would prevent places like Publix and Walmart from using plastic carryout bags if local governments wanted to ban them. It would also require stores to provide customers with reusable bags.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:10:13 +0000 Gina Jordan 30622 at http://wlrn.org Plastic Bags Survive Another Year In Florida Who Was That Tea Party Lady At The Solar Energy Rally With Charlie Crist? http://wlrn.org/post/who-was-tea-party-lady-solar-energy-rally-charlie-crist <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There was an odd moment at the Solar Uprising rally at the state capitol on Thursday, which Charlie </span>Crist<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> attended to be seen championing solar energy for our state.</span></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:37:13 +0000 Rick Stone 30616 at http://wlrn.org Who Was That Tea Party Lady At The Solar Energy Rally With Charlie Crist? Bittersweet: The Sugar Industry In South Florida http://wlrn.org/post/bittersweet-sugar-industry-south-florida <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Talking about sugar in South Florida is like talking about politics and religion in polite company. Few people are without strong opinions about the sugarcane farms stretching across the eastern Everglades south of Lake Okeechobee. The industry is a mix of government price policies, environmental regulations, trade practices and the demand for food.</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:58:30 +0000 Tom Hudson 28333 at http://wlrn.org Bittersweet: The Sugar Industry In South Florida Coping With Climate Change In Greenland http://wlrn.org/post/coping-climate-change-greenland <p><em>Contribution from the Miami Herald</em></p><p><span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;">On an inlet nestled between soaring cliffs, huge chunks of ice shimmer from a distance like precious stones on a cocktail ring.</span></p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 23:45:49 +0000 Nancy San Martin 26111 at http://wlrn.org Coping With Climate Change In Greenland