Monthly Archives: January 2012

“Silver Springs Restoration Alliance”

As recorded in the meeting minutes prepared by Bob Knight, more than 40 people participated in a January 18 gathering to consider creating a “Silver Springs Restoration Alliance.” They intend to draw upon the successful experience of other advocacy groups … Continue reading

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Ocean acidification: global warming’s evil twin

As shown in the previous post’s animation, carbon dioxide emissions are warming the atmosphere. There is another direct consequence of increasing CO2 levels: ocean acidification. About 30% of the CO2 we put in the atmosphere ends up in the ocean. … Continue reading

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Warming up over 131 years

A new animation from NASA shows how global temperatures have increased since 1880. Clicking on the image below will take you to the 26 second video. Choosing full-screen mode there is best: As the explanatory text notes, this warming can … Continue reading

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A geographical oddity

Did you know that you can see Georgia from Florida but that they can’t see us? It is a geographical oddity. Georgia just published a review of their 2009-2011 regional water planning efforts based on this principle. Many water activities … Continue reading

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An unworkable committee of 160

Thanks are owed to Brittany Davis of the Tampa Times for a story yesterday about action by the Florida House Subcommittee on Agriculture and Natural Resources. They approved a bill  to adopt as state law the numeric nutrient criteria recently … Continue reading

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