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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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Scary Water Facts

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.-- In anticipation of Halloween, Environment Florida unveiled Scary Water Facts: 13 Frightening Facts to Blow You out of the Water, showing that, while improving, a terrifying concoction of chemicals, bacteria, and other pollutants still plague the James and Virginia’s waterways.

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Lighting the Way

The Top 10 states with the most solar electricity installed per capita account for only 26 percent of the U.S. population but 86 percent of the nation’s total installed solar electricity capacity.* These 10 states – Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Vermont – possess strong policies that are enabling increasing numbers of homeowners, businesses, communities and utilities to “go solar.”

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Path to the Paris Climate Conference

Even without Congress, the federal executive branch and states are playing a major role in U.S. progress to address climate change. In the next decade, existing state policies and federal rules such as the Clean Power Plan will cut carbon pollution by 1.1 billion metric tons, or 27 percent from 2005 levels.

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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.