Archive for July, 2010

The Gulf Disaster & the Florida Keys: What Are the Environmental Impacts and How to Help

Posted Thursday July 29, 2010 by Reef Relief

Are you interested in learning what the impact of the Gulf oil...

Are you interested in learning what the impact of the Gulf oil disaster will be on the Florida Keys’ habitats and wildlife? And how you can help? Please join us...

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NRDC Ocean Facts Sheets on Gulf Oil Spill and Florida Keys Now Available in Spanish

Posted Monday July 26, 2010 by Reef Relief

The following two fact sheets prepared by the Natural Resources Defense Council...

The following two fact sheets prepared by the Natural Resources Defense Council on the Florida keys are now available in both english and spanish to better understand the “Do’s and...

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Numeric Nutrient Criteria for Florida’s Estuarine and Coastal Waters (statewide) and New Marine Numeric Nutrient Criteria Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) Formed

Posted Monday July 26, 2010 by Reef Relief

Reef Relief has long worked to improve state and national standards for water quality...

Reef Relief has long worked to improve state and national standards for water quality in the Florida Keys, particularly on the reef and in Florida Bay. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...

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Gov’t hopes new drilling moratorium can survive

Posted Thursday July 22, 2010 by Reef Relief

Read The Associated Press, July 13, 2010 article...

Read The Associated Press, July 13, 2010 article...

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Enviro group sues for Salazar leasing docs

Posted Thursday July 22, 2010 by Reef Relief

E & E News, July 12, 2010 Enviro group sues for Salazar...

E & E News, July 12, 2010 Enviro group sues for Salazar leasing docs By Noelle Straub The Center for Biological Diversity today sued the Interior Department for failing to...

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Obama Signs The Exe. Order – Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes

Posted Thursday July 22, 2010 by Reef Relief

 “The new White House initiative will take a comprehensive approach to all...

 “The new White House initiative will take a comprehensive approach to all the different uses of our public seas. Using our best observing tools and a national Ocean Council working...

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BP Stops Oil Spill in Test of New Containment Cap

Posted Wednesday July 21, 2010 by Reef Relief

Read the story from the Environmental News Service...

Read the story from the Environmental News Service...

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Cleaner Water Mitigates Climate Change Effects on Florida Keys Coral Reefs, Study Shows

Posted Friday July 16, 2010 by Reef Relief

Cleaner Water Mitigates Climate Change Effects on Florida Keys Coral Reefs, Study...

Cleaner Water Mitigates Climate Change Effects on Florida Keys Coral Reefs, Study Shows ScienceDaily (July 6, 2010) — Improving the quality of local water increases the resistance of coral reefs...

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Coral Reefs and Oil Spills

Posted Friday July 16, 2010 by Reef Relief

NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program Factsheet on Coral Reefs and Oil Spills...

NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program Factsheet on Coral Reefs and Oil Spills...

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Sea Turtle Encounters for Fishermen and Boaters

Posted Thursday July 15, 2010 by Reef Relief

Information about sea turtle encounters for fishermen and boaters who see entangled...

Information about sea turtle encounters for fishermen and boaters who see entangled or unconscious sea turtles...

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Animal Autopsies in Gulf Yield a Mystery

Posted Thursday July 15, 2010 by Reef Relief

See the New York Times article Learn more about the effects of...

See the New York Times article Learn more about the effects of the oil spill on animals (New York Times coverage)...

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23RD ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Posted Wednesday July 14, 2010 by Reef Relief

Reef Relief would like to invite our members and all interested in...

Reef Relief would like to invite our members and all interested in becoming members to our 23rd annual membership meeting on Tuesday, July 20, 2010 from 6:00 pm – 8:00...

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Little Torch Shoreline/Mangrove Clean Up

Posted Monday July 12, 2010 by Reef Relief

(Little Torch Key, FL) – Saturday July 10, 2010     Reef Relief would...

(Little Torch Key, FL) – Saturday July 10, 2010     Reef Relief would like to thank the Parrotdise Bar & Grill for hosting our latest community shoreline clean up on Saturday,...

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Recovery effort falls vastly short of BP’s promises

Posted Friday July 09, 2010 by Reef Relief

July 6, 2010, Washington Post article...

July 6, 2010, Washington Post article...

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Chamber of Commerce, Experts and BP Forum

Posted Friday July 09, 2010 by Reef Relief

This is the link to WTVK 31 station line up and the...

This is the link to WTVK 31 station line up and the Chamber of Commerce, Experts and BP Forum at the Doubletree on July 1, 2010. The Forum is edited...

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Consolidated Fish and Wildlife Collection Report

Posted Friday July 02, 2010 by Reef Relief

Consolidated Fish and Wildlife Collection Updated Reports...

Consolidated Fish and Wildlife Collection Updated Reports...

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Daily Status Maps of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Posted Friday July 02, 2010 by Reef Relief

Click to reach the USFWS’s daily maps of the Deepwater Horizon Oil...

Click to reach the USFWS’s daily maps of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill...

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Reef Relief joins NRDC in preparing and distributing two Ocean Facts Sheets on The Gulf Oil Spill threat to the Florida Keys

Posted Friday July 02, 2010 by Reef Relief

Fact Sheets: Oil Spill Do’s and Don’ts for the Florida Keys: Protecting...

Fact Sheets: Oil Spill Do’s and Don’ts for the Florida Keys: Protecting Yourself and Your Family from the Health Impacts of the Oil Spill What’s at Stake: The Ecological and...

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Key West Super Tanker Petition to Obama

Posted Friday July 02, 2010 by Reef Relief

Dear President Obama: We, the undersigned, urge that tankers be stationed in...

Dear President Obama: We, the undersigned, urge that tankers be stationed in deepwater just off West Florida. Continental Shelf as areas where oil is most likely to enter. These tankers...

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