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Keeping Florida beautiful, forever

In 2010, Environment Florida fended off a proposal to build a 21-acre "corporate park" over protected wetlands bordering the Everglades in Broward County. We also helped win federal funding for restoration projects in Picayne Strand and the Tamiami Trail. The next step? Preserving 1 million acres of vulnerable land across the state, from the Keys to the Panhandle.

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Stop the dam assault on our rivers and wildlife | Russell Bassett

Rivers and streams are the arteries and veins of our land and communities, few things have impacted our rivers more than dams. The hydropower industry is right now making an unprecedented assault on our rivers and wildlife. If they’re successful, they’ll take the nation back more than half a century to the regrettable time when dams could destroy our rivers without consequence.

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Time to ban the beads | Russell Bassett

We all want our teeth to be clean after brushing, and our bodies to be clean after showering, but did you know the products used in these everyday activities could be harming wildlife? Hundreds of commonly-used household products contain tiny plastic microbeads, which can be a big problem for our environment. 

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News Release | Environment Florida

Map: 99% of Floridians live in counties affected by storms, floods or other weather disasters

Ninety-nine percent of Floridians live in counties affected recently by weather-related disasters, including storms, floods and other weather disasters, according to new interactive map using data from the federal government. Scientists say global warming is already exacerbating some extreme weather events and their impacts.

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Report | Environment Florida

Hitting Close to Home

Ninety-nine percent of Floridians live in counties affected recently by weather-related disasters, including storms, floods and other weather disasters, according to a new interactive map using data created by Environment America and Frontier Group using data from the federal government.

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News Release | Environment Florida

Pres. Obama rejects Keystone XL

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- In a widely anticipated decision, today President Obama rejected construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, designed to transport tar sands from Canada across the United States. Climate activists had fought for years against the project, which State Department officials estimated would produce 26 million metric tons of carbon pollution each year – the equivalent of 5.7 million cars.

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