Resources

SWIM Plans:

SWIM Comments – PBS

SWIM Comments – Perdido

 

Local Watershed Projects & Reports:

Restore Escambia Concept Paper

Carpenter Creek Restore Project

Pensacola Bay System EPA Report

 

Escambia County, FL, Proposed Sector Plan:

MSCW Escambia County Sector Plant Flooding Issues

 

What Does Science Tell us about Hatcheries:

The Cost Of Trout Fishing

Potential impacts and benefits of proposed hatchery

Highlights from the PEIS for proposed hatchery

 

Local Issues:

2016 02 26 ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN ESCAMBIA COUNTY PART 1

2016 02 29 ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN ESCAMBIA COUNTY PART 2

2016 03 21 ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN ESCAMBIA COUNTY PART 3

Restore

Five Pensacola Projects would Benefit from the Oil Money

Environment Economy Connected

Could Rethinking Development Mitigate Flood Damage?

BP-funded improvements subject of Pensacola meeting

A 1,000-pound BP tar mat found on Fort Pickens beach

Expert: Pensacola’s flood solutions will be tough

 

Regional Issues:

Water bill doesn’t help struggling Apalachicola Bay

Imperiled Ichetucknee siltsnail shows challenges facing the water supply

Chevron goes to extremes in the Gulf of Mexico

Study finds oil from BP Deepwater Horizon spill slows swimming of mahi mahi fish, newspaper reports

 

Plastics:

Surprise Finding Heightens Concern Over Tiny Bits Of Plastic Polluting Our Oceans,  23 March 2015

 

Future Planning – Growth & Development:

5th Circuit Opinion Favors Water Suppliers

Rethinking the Wild

Poisoned Places

Feds propose new oil lease sites in Gulf

 

Agriculture:

How Syrians Saved an Ancient Seedbank From Civil War

Pesticides not the sole culprit in honey bee colony declines

Plowing Prairies for Grains: Biofuel Crops Replace Grasslands Nationwide

 

New Technology:

Graphene Microbots slurp lead from polluted water

 

Bioindicators:

Can horse flies tell us marsh health

 

Biological Hot Spots:

Announcing the Worlds 36th biodiversity hotspot

 

Pesticides:

Butterflies fall victim to mosquito control

Chemical Exposure Linked to Billions in Health Care Costs, Researchers conclude they are 99 percent certain that hormone-altering chemicals are linked to attention problems, diabetes, other health problems.

A Common Industry Pollutant is Turning Bees into ‘Bumbling Idiots’

 

Climate Change:

2015 set to be one of the warmest years

Fema Ties State Mitigation Plans To Funding

San Diego Mayor Renewable Energy Plan

 

Oil Spill & Dispersants:

After the Oil Spill: Research Projects in the Gulf of Mexico with GoMRI

Understanding Influences on Microbial Responses to Oil Spills

Is Gulf Oil Spill’s Damage Over or Still Unfolding?

Study suggests chemical used in BP oil spill cleanup capable of injuring people and wildlife

How Oil Spills Can Literally Break Fish Hearts, Craig Welch, National Geographic

 

Overpopulation:

Overpopulation, Over consumption in Pictures

15 before-and-after images that show how we’re transforming the planet

 

Plans:

DRAFT Initial Comprehensive Plan: Restoring the Gulf’s Ecosystem and Economy – May 2013

Understanding & Communicating Science

Ecological Risk Assessment

Whole Effluent Toxicity Testing

Whole Effluent Toxicity Testing: Ion Imbalance

 

Climate – Air Quality:

The Economic Impact Of The Florida Energy And Climate Change Action Plan On The State’s Economy

 

Habitat & Habitat Loss:

Feds declare 300 miles of Florida beaches critical habitat for loggerheads

Florida seawall rule changes a threat to sea turtles

Former New Smyrna high school field being restored to natural marsh

 

Water Quality & Quantity:

Glowing Tampons Help Detect Sewage Leaks

Study Reveals River Algae Transforming Mercury at Superfund Site

The Drought Isn’t California’s Only Water Problem

How bad will toxic algae be this year?

Portman bill aims to overhaul fight against toxic algae

Algae blooms are bad news for Lake Erie anglers

Tampa plan to pump water from sinkholes alarms neighbors

Flood Resilience Checklist

Brevard fertilizer ban begins

As Dairy Farms Grow Bigger, New Concerns About Pollution

USDA grant to help farmers address water quality issues in 174 watersheds

Study: Northern California rivers, streams being polluted, drained by medical marijuana farms

 

Endocrine Disruptors:

About 99 Percent of the Ocean’s Plastic Has Disappeared. Where It’s Ending Up Should Scare All of Us

In Odd Twist, Industry Agrees To Ban ‘Microbeads’

Fish on Prozac: Anxious, anti-social, aggressive

 

Politics:

Swiftmud wants to speed up filling of wetlands by taking over federal permits

Swiftmud launches largest restoration project ever in Tampa Bay

 

Accountability:

Pasco weighs review of stormwater permits for exempted projects

Water management mismeasures

Obstructing effective water management

 

Environmental Effects of the BP Oil Spill:

Ocean Conservancy DWH Impacts after 4 Years

 

Other Links:

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/os-legislature-everglades-money-20140420,0,5195829.story

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/20/climate-change-new-online-tools/7739415/