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2015 Blue Vision Summit

                           Blue Vision Summits bring ocean conservation leaders together every two years to network, build the blue movement and meet with the Administration and Congress to restore the blue in our red, white and blue.  This spring some 500 people from local, regional and national groups, scientists, explorers and others will attend the Summit […]

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2015 March Reef Relief Newsletter

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Coral Camp is back!

CORAL CAMP REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Visit http://reefrelief.org/coral-camp-2015/ for more information or to download the registration form. Share

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2015 February Reef Relief Newsletter

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Rally in Tallahassee Tells Legislators “We Want Clean Water”

                (Tallahassee, FL) –Wednesday, February 18, 2015 About 300 people gathered at the Historic Capitol to support clean water in Florida and to tell legislators that they “WE WANT CLEAN WATER” and the best way to get it is to “BUY THE LAND”.  Chants of “Amendment 1 Is […]

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Clean Water Supporters Gather in State Capitol

Fe. 18, 2015. http://www.wjhg.com   TALLAHASSEE– Water quality legislation will be at the forefront of the 2015 legislative session, and voters who made sure there would be conservation money in place want lawmakers to know they can't spend it any way they want. Chanting and holding signs with demands for lawmakers, conservationists and clean water […]

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Water Rally on the Steps of the Capitol

By: Capitol News Service February 18, 2015 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Water quality legislation will be at the forefront of the 2015 legislative session. Voters who made sure there would be conservation money in place now want lawmakers to know they can’t spend it any way they want. Chanting and holding signs with demands for lawmakers, […]

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Nobody wants dirty water, says House Speaker in response to Amendment 1 rally

By Bruce Ritchie on February 19, 2015     As hundreds of environmentalists gathered for a rally outside of the Capitol on Wednesday, House Speaker Steve Crisafulli fired back that nobody “wants us to have dirty water.” About 400 people attended the rally for clean water and Amendment 1, the water and land conservation funding initiative […]

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Environmental Groups ‘Rally In Tally’ To Talk Amendment 1 Spending

By Katie Campbell on February 18th, 2015 . WUFT News UPDATE: Amendment 1 supporters boarded their buses back home from the “Rally in Tally” around 5 p.m. after a long day of discussions. Maryvonne Devensky, a member of the Sierra Club out of the Suwannee-St. Johns area, said the rally was a success, but the […]

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Moral licensing; policy change

February 18, 2015 Tom A water conservation campaign in Boston gave residents weekly feedback on water use. Researchers, in comparing those water users with a control group, found that residents with the water conservation tips reduced their water use. Yay!!! Now the not-so-good part: this group of water conservers simultaneously increased their energy use. Read more […]

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Study associates 3-year pattern of Gulf of Mexico bottlenose dolphin deaths with BP oil spill

By Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune February 12, 2015   A new peer-reviewed study of deaths of bottlenose dolphins in the northern Gulf of Mexico finds the highest number of animal strandings and deaths between 2010 and early 2013 occurred in areas most impacted by the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, including Barataria Bay and other […]

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Moving Lake Okeechobee Water South

A new online interactive map tracks the weekly amount and movement of water south out of Lake Okeechobee as well as updates on the storage capacity of major storage areas. To help reduce freshwater releases to South Florida's estuaries during the 2014 wet season, South Florida Water Management District operations moved approximately 339 billion gallons […]

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Studies: BP Spill Reduced Gulf Marine Life

Harvey Rice. Houston Chronicle. February 17, 2015 Oil from the Deepwater Horizon blowout in 2010 may have created a vast zone on the Gulf of Mexico floor where marine life is much sparser than before toxic petroleum settled there, according to studies presented Monday at a Houston conference on the BP oil spill. Sperm whales […]

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Please support Florida House Bill 611 Disposable Plastic Bags

Feb 9, 2015 — Today was a major step in progress towards reducing plastic bags within our environment in Florida. State Representative David Richardson, Miami Beach has filed House Bill 611 which bill that would allow cities with fewer than 100,000 people to create pilot programs to regulate or ban disposable plastic bags. The bill (HB […]

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FLORIDIANS FOR CLEAN WATER & AMENDMENT 1 RALLY

  2/18 Conservation activists will gather in Tallahassee Where: Historic Capitol Building Front steps (facing Monroe Street) 400 S. Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32399 When: Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Who: Amendment 1 (http://floridawaterlandlegacy.org) and Floridians’ Clean Water Declaration Campaign (www.wewantcleanwater.com) activists from every corner of the state. Speakers include: Estus […]

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The Big Blue Elephant in the Room

Sylvia Earle and John Bridgeland Posted: 09/30/2014 Although last week's UN General Assembly meetings in New York City included the largest gathering of world leaders ever to address climate change, the largest factor in our climate cycle was missing from the discussions — the ocean. Disregard for the ocean as the primary driver of climate […]

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Can a killer whale be a slave?

By Carl Safina. Wed February 4, 2015 http://www.cnn.com (CNN)"Lolita's story reminded me of my own," says African-American actress and singer Robbyne Kaamil. "My own relatives, my family ancestors, were captured and forced into slavery." Captured in waters off Washington State in 1970, Lolita is an orca — a killer whale. Kaamil, who perceives clear parallels […]

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Rally in Tally Feb. 18, 2015

Please don't wait to reserve your seats on the bus – we need to make sure we have a BIG crowd at the rally if we want our demands to be heard! http://floridawaterlandlegacy.org/sections/page/rallybuses   Share

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Colorful corals protect the algae inside

By Dalmeet Singh Chawla 30 January 2015 Ecologists have long wondered how two coral reefs—sitting right next to each other in the ocean—can be drastically different shades of color. The answer, according to a new study, has to do with some intriguing genetics. Read more at http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2015/01/colorful-corals-protect-algae-inside Share

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Everglades Action Day

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