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ACTION ALERT: Tell EPA to pass strong new regulations on oil dispersants

EARTHJUSTICE ACTION ALERT: Almost 2 million gallons of toxic chemical dispersants were dumped in the Gulf of Mexico during the 2010 BP drilling disaster, to ”clean up“ the oil spill. Yet five years later, it’s clear that the chemicals didn’t get rid of the oil. Instead, they pushed much of it down under the surface, […]

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1st Annual Dockside Tropical Cafe Red Dress Hash to Benefit Reef Relief

June 12-14, 2015 Marathon, FL COST: $27.08 (cash discounted price of $25.00) WHERE: Dockside Tropical Cafe, 35 Sombrero Blvd, Marathon, FL 33050 TIME: 4:00 COST: $25 per person. WHAT YOU GET: Beer, Drinks, Food, Goody Bag, Live Entertainment, Red Dress Run  To register visit:https://store.hashspace.com/product.php?productid=17314&cat=291&page=1 QUESTIONS?: Contact Mu-Sick, aka Capt Dennis Gill, Deliveries@Sailshare.com Schedule of events: […]

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Interview With Dr. Guy Harvey

http://www.gainesvillecoins.com/ Dr. Guy Harvey is a self-made artist, an accomplished marine scientist who is heavily involved in conservation efforts, as well as a successful business owner. His brand has become widely recognized throughout the country, and indeed in far-flung destinations around the world. Now, in a partnership with Gainesville Coins, Guy Harvey’s original artwork will […]

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Earth Day Cleanup with Danger Charters

 Earth Day Cleanup with Danger Charters Location: Westin Marina, 245 Front St, Key West, FL 33040 Wednesday April 22, 2015   Celebrate Earth Day with Danger Charters and Reef Relief. Reserve your spot for the #earthday2015 cleanup. Space is limited  so reserve your seat today by calling 305-304-7999 if you would like to join us. […]

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Oil’s Well: Study Says Algae-Based Biofuels Can Be Grown From Municipal Wastewater

by Underwatertimes.com News Service – April 2, 2015 20:26 EST HOUSTON, Texas — In one of the first studies to examine the potential for using municipal wastewater as a feedstock for algae-based biofuels, Rice University scientists found they could easily grow high-value strains of oil-rich algae while simultaneously removing more than 90 percent of nitrates […]

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Coral Camp Registration is now open!

Register today weeks are filling up fast. http://reefrelief.org/coral-camp-2015/ Share

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Sunday, April 12 Cleanup of Niles Channel Bridge

The FL Dept. of Parks & Recreation and GLEE are holding a Cleanup, Sunday, April 12 from 10a – 1p at the north end of Niles Channel Bridge on Ramrod Key. GLEE will set up a tent, tables, a few chairs, water cooler with iced water, snacks, grabber sticks. We will be providing garbage bags […]

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Rare glimpse into how coral procreates could aid future conservation

A rare and threatened Caribbean coral species has for the first time been successfully bred and raised in the lab, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Ecology. The study provides the first photos and documentation of juveniles of this species, and could provide information to help bolster local coral reef conservation. […]

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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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