50 years from now, Florida’s environment

June 23, 2005

What about environmental issues in 50 years? It is a question recently asked by a friend who will soon be discussing the subject with a group of Florida’s newest lawyers.

Here is the good news:

Florida, on the leading edge of effects from global warming, will lead the nation in changing energy consumption from fossil fuels.

Florida, with unexplained concentrations of mercury pollution threatening public health, will eliminate toxics contributing to the rise in cognitive learning disabilities and chronic disease. Read the rest of this entry »

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Spin machine busts gasket

June 8, 2005

June 8, 2005

“A federal judge ruled . . . that the state and federal governments have violated the 1992 Everglades cleanup settlement by allowing repeated excessive discharges of phosphorus into the vast wetlands and failing to meet a key stormwater-treatment deadline.”—Associated Press report last week

Hear ye, hear ye! Come gather ‘round the federal district court in Miami.

Quick. Look, before it disappears. The Everglades spin machine is down, little sparks shooting out. Get your cameras. Point and click. Read the rest of this entry »