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Annually, since 2006, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued the Arctic Report Card. It contains peer reviewed information on recent observations of environmental conditions in the Arctic relative to historical records. There are three sections to the Arctic report card: Vital signs, Other Indicators and Frostbite. The seven areas under Vital signs [...]

The Florida manatee, designated the state marine mammal in 1975, is among the state’s most popular native animal. Manatees are often called gentle giants. They’re slow-moving, peaceful creatures that tend to flock toward human activity in search of warmth. However, they are not having a good year. More than 1,000 of the sea mammals have [...]

Thanks to the popular success of the first Microforest in our area at the Celery Fields, the Sarasota Urban Reforesters have reached an agreement with the Stoneybrook community in Sarasota to plant another one there. As you have read in previous editions of our monthly E-Newsletter, a Microforest is a tightly-packed, condensed planting of small [...]

START is very pleased to introduce the newest member of our Board, Dr. Charles C. Reith. Charles Reith is a retired restoration ecologist with experience in Africa, Europe and the Americas. His wetlands reconstruction has focused on the reestablishment of valuable ecosystem services such as water purification, flood control, carbon sequestration and wildlife habitat. Clients [...]

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