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Opinion: Robert Knight: Stop the senseless destruction of springs

Posted Jan 28, 2020 at 2:01 AM It is not in the public’s best interest to dry up or pollute any of Florida’s artesian springs. Healthy springs support a vast and abundant assemblage of charismatic and endangered wildlife, nourish our many rivers and lakes during droughts, and are the sought-after playground for tens of millions of visitors each year.

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Proposed Bill Would Protect Local Laws From Being Overrun

By: Hannah Gaskill      January 17, 2020 Del. Karen Lewis Young (D-Frederick) said she would introduce legislation to protect statutes enacted by local governments at an Annapolis news conference held by LOCAL Maryland. Photo by Hannah Gaskill

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Florida Lawmakers Consider Bills In Fight Against Blue-Green Algae

January 23, 2020 at 12:40 pm TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) – Two years ago, blue-green algae suffocated fish by the thousands, killed hundreds of birds, and kept people out of the water. Offshore, a toxic swarm of rust-colored flecks known as red tide killed manatees, dolphins, sea turtles and other aquatic animals, their carcasses washing ashore on beaches. It was a one-two punch that startled environmentalists and underscored the urgency now propelling efforts in Florida’s Capitol to act against...

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Hardscaping is the Landscape Trend of 2020

By: Lena Katz, Contributor      Published on: Jan 23, 2020 | Updated on: Jan 28, 2020 Rip out the ornamental lawn -- it was never that useful anyway, and it's too thirsty. Hardscaping is the multipurpose, low-maintenance trend of the future.

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Auburn researchers highlight fertilizer impact on climate change

A new study led by Auburn University researchers details streams and rivers’ contribution to climate change. The study’s co-authors are, front row from left: Hanqin Tian and Shufen Pan; and, back row from left, Naiqing Pan, Rongting Xu, Yuanzhi Yao and Hao Shi.Courtesy Auburn University

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California Forced to Withdraw Outdated Pollution Plans to Clear EPA Backlog Clog Alert: Obama admin left massive backlog

Yuichiro Kakutani - JANUARY 13, 2020 5:00 AM The Environmental Protection Agency has reduced a backlog of proposed air quality regulations after California withdrew dozens of outdated plans under pressure.

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EPA employees getting millions of dollars in extra time off

Agency 'awarded more than 355,000 hours off 2015 through 2017' By WND Staff    Published January 12, 2020 at 7:14pm The Environmental Protection Agency is circumventing rules meant to provide oversight of performance bonuses by adding vacation days to cash awards, according to an audit.

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