climate change

The Paris Agreement is an accord that was adopted by nearly every nation including the U.S., in 2015 to address climate change and its negative impacts. The pact between 197 countries focuses widely on reducing greenhouse gases emissions, adapting to the impacts of climate change, and to providing financial assistance to developing countries affected by [...]

In early January 2021, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced a partnership with The Ocean Foundation to cooperate on international and national scientific efforts to advance research, conservation and our understanding of the global ocean. As the only community foundation for the ocean, The Ocean Foundation’s 501(c)(3) mission is to support, strengthen, and [...]

Trouble in Paradise

If you visit the website of 1000 Friends of Florida, a not for profit, smart growth advocacy organizations founded in 1986, you will see that their Mission promotes vibrant, sustainable, walkable, livable communities which provide residents with affordable housing choices and transportation alternatives. They work to protect natural lands that cleanse and store fresh water [...]

START is one of the sponsors of the 2018 Green Movies That Matters Series. The series has already screened three films that have been very well received and there are six screenings remaining. The next film, “Sonic Sea” will be shown on Friday, July 27th at 6 pm at the Sarasota Universalist Unitarian Church, 3975 [...]

Recently the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced a groundbreaking public private partnership between Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen and NOAA’s Pacific Marine environmental Laboratory. They are working together to deploy a large array of new deep ocean floats to expand ocean observations in a key area of the western South Atlantic Ocean. The [...]

“Blue carbon” or coastal habitats may sequester significantly more carbon dioxide than forests. Coastal wetlands have long been recognized for their wildlife values, their vital role in water quality, and their significance in protecting our built environmental during storm events. Scientists, however, have recently begun to document another critically important value: their ability to absorb [...]

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