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Bringing solar energy to the Sunshine State

It just makes sense. Florida, with more than 300 sunny days every year, should be well on its way to becoming a national leader in solar power. But recently, our state leaders let a popular solar incentive program run dry. The Legislature finally restored some funding to the program last year, backed by Environment Florida and a host of solar-power advocates.

News Release | Environment Florida

Obama administration issues rule to help protect Florida’s lakes and rivers

St. Petersburg, FL – Twenty-nine percent of Florida’s streams, including those feeding Lake Okeechobee and the Hillsborough River, will regain federal protections under a final rule signed today by top Obama administration officials. The Clean Water Rule restores Clean Water Act safeguards to streams and wetlands that have been vulnerable to development and pollution for nearly ten years.

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Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

10 Ways to Help Your City Go Solar

Last month's Shining Cities report detailed how cities are good for solar and solar is good for cities. We've seen some impressive strides across the nation to momentously expand our solar capabilities. But we're not where we need to be yet. To obtain a clean energy future your cities and towns need to do even more. Here's how to push them in the right direction! 

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Report | Environment Florida

Deepwater Horizon: An Ongoing Environmental Disaster

The BP Deepwater Horizon blowout took a massive toll on our environment and the region’s wildlife and communities. For three months after the initial explosion, millions of gallons of crude oil and thousands of tons of methane spewed from the sea floor. Eleven people were killed and dozens more injured. Five years later, we are still suffering from the effects. 

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Report | Environment Florida Research and Policy Center

Report: Millennials experiencing record heat and extreme precipitation

As a result of global warming, young Americans today are growing up in a different climate than their parents and grandparents experienced. It is warmer than it used to be. Storms pack more of a punch. Rising seas increasingly flood low-lying land. Large wildfires have grown bigger, more frequent and more expensive to control. People are noticing changes in their own backyards, no matter where they live.

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Report | Environment Florida Research and Policy Center

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