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New Data Shows Florida Power Plants Emit 15th Most Mercury Pollution Nationally

Florida’s power plants emit more mercury pollution than power plants in 35 other states, according to brand new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data outlined in Environment Florida’s latest report, America’s Biggest Mercury Polluters. The report found that in total, power plants in Florida emitted 1,522 pounds of mercury pollution in 2010. Environment Florida’s report comes as EPA is set to finalize a standard to limit mercury and other toxic air pollution from power plants next month.

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Top 10 Scariest Facts About the Everglades

While the ghosts and ghouls of Halloween costumes disappear after October 31st, the very real and very scary problems facing the Everglades will still be there. Agricultural runoff, irresponsible development, and invasive species are all contributing to serious problems in the “River of Grass.” In honor of this scariest of holidays, Environment Florida offers 10 of the most frightening facts about the Everglades, and what we can do to make next Halloween a lot less terrifying for the Everglades and everyone who depends on them.

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New Solar Jobs Census 2011 Shows Solar Jobs in Florida on the Rise

The Solar Foundation has released its second annual review of the solar workforce, in a report titled “National Solar Jobs Census 2011:  A Review of the U.S. Solar Workforce.”  The report finds that more than 100,000 Americans are now working in the U.S. Solar Industry, and that number is on the rise throughout the U.S. and in Florida.  The solar industry has added jobs over the last year at a faster rate than the general economy, and that trend is projected to continue.

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Obama Administration Proposes Historic Clean Car Standards

The Obama administration today officially proposed new clean car standards that represent the biggest step the U.S. has ever taken to get off oil and tackle global warming. The standards would require cars and light trucks in model years 2017-2025 to meet a fleet-wide average global warming pollution standard equivalent to 54.5 miles per gallon.

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Clean Cars Would Cut Oil Use, Save Floridians $15 Million on Thanksgiving Travel

As Floridians prepare for one of the busiest travel holidays of the year, and just days after the Obama administration proposed new fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks, a new Environment Florida report finds that more fuel efficient cars would make significant cuts in oil use and save Floridians roughly $15 million at the gas pump this Thanksgiving alone. The report was released following the Obama administration’s Wednesday announcement of proposed new fuel efficiency and global warming pollution standards for cars and light trucks sold from 2017 through 2025. 

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