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START Supports Clean Water Policy

Joining with Sarasota County Commissioner John Thaxton, the Sierra Club and other concerned environmental organizations, Sandy Gilbert, START’s Chairman, spoke at a press conference in Sarasota on January 23 to appeal to state representatives on the Community and Military Affairs Committee to vote “No” on House Bill 421. The bill would exempt commercial fertilizer applicators [...]

Nearly two years after the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, a report has been published by the National Academy of Sciences.  The study  led by Thomas Ryerson, a research chemist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, found that surface slick from the spill accounted for only about fifteen percent of the total release.  Thirty six [...]

New Hybrid Shark

“Evolution in action,” said scientists with the announcement of the discovery of the world’s first hybrid shark in Australian waters. It is being viewed as a potential sign that the predators were adapting to cope with climate change. Jess Morgan, from the University of Queensland and his partner Colin Simpfendorfer of James Cook University, said [...]

Former Governor, Bob Graham, was the keynote speaker at the December 1st rally held by the Florida Conservation Coalition, a bipartisan group of activists and environmentalists concerned about the state’s reduced oversight on development that has erased years of environmental policy. The group is particularly concerned about the budget cuts for the state’s five water [...]

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