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Fighting Pipelines Is Now Dangerous

Pipeline Resistance Dangers and Quashing Dissent in Florida–Why We Must Stop Sabal Trail Anita Stewart / Deep Green Resistance Florida The pipeline broke ground the first week of September 2016. Despite recent articles making it sound like they just began construction, according to some accounts the pipeline is 90-95% complete. The plans for this pipeline … Continue reading Fighting Pipelines Is Now Dangerous

The Mission to Stop the Sabal Trail Pipeline

In the early morning hours of Saturday, November 5th, water protectors from several different camps throughout Florida converged at an “action camp” to begin direct actions and multiple blockades to halt construction of the Sabal Trail Pipeline in Gilchrist County. They stopped the workers for a short time at the Santa Fe River near Gainesville by obstructing the path of trucks driving to the construction site. The pipeline workers, all from out of state were getting ready to bore a hole underneath the Santa Fe River to extend the pipeline to the opposite bank of the river. The blockade culminated in a police presence at the work site, but there were no arrests. At one point the water protectors marched onto the work site with signs. This direct action was planned by local landowners, members of the American Indian Movement, Our Santa Fe River, Earth First! and other groups. ... Continue reading →

Green Sea Turtles Nest in Record Numbers in Florida

MIAMI – A record number of endangered green sea turtles nested in the US state of Florida in 2015, suggesting that conservation efforts are paying off, authorities said Friday. Approximately 28,000 nests were discovered across 26 state beaches, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) said. Nearly 30 years ago, only 464 green sea … Continue reading Green Sea Turtles Nest in Record Numbers in Florida

Florida Bay’s Algae Bloom is Just Latest Environmental Disaster

Florida Bay, the body of water between the Everglades and the Keys that was once teeming with wildlife, may be on the verge of collapse. Last week, scientists reported that miles of sea grass have died in the bay in recent months, leaving behind a stinky smell and a cloud of yellow sulfide. The die-off is … Continue reading Florida Bay’s Algae Bloom is Just Latest Environmental Disaster

Hydraulic Fracturing or Fracking in Florida and Citizens’ Efforts to Stop It (Audio)

On MidPoint we looked at hydraulic fracturing in Florida and citizens’ efforts to stop it; joining us on the phone from southwest Florida was Dr. Karen Dwyer, co-founder of the Stonecrab Alliance, an environmental advocacy group. Our in-studio guest was Jennifer Rubiello, state director of Environment Florida. Tuesday in Naples the Board of Collier County … Continue reading Hydraulic Fracturing or Fracking in Florida and Citizens’ Efforts to Stop It (Audio)

Conservation Group Seeks Injunction to Block October Bear Hunt

A Seminole County conservation group asked a judge Tuesday to halt Florida’s first bear hunt in 21 years, now scheduled to begin Oct. 24. Speak Up Wekiva filed suit against the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in July over the commission’s decision to allow the hunting of a species that until 2012 was classified … Continue reading Conservation Group Seeks Injunction to Block October Bear Hunt

South Florida’s Heat Key to Boom of Python and Cold-Blooded Cousins (Reptiles)

BY JENNY STALETOVICH jstaletovich@MiamiHerald.com If Florida ever wants to rid itself of Burmese pythons, tegus and other slithery invaders, pray for cold. A new University of Florida study has confirmed what scientists have long suspected: temperature, more than habitat, determines where reptiles invade. Using the kind of risk assessment strategy normally used in business, researchers modeled … Continue reading South Florida’s Heat Key to Boom of Python and Cold-Blooded Cousins (Reptiles)

RESIST 450 ACTION CAMP September 5-9, 2015 in St. Augustine, Florida

RESIST 450 ACTION CAMP SEPTEMBER 5-9, 2015 Join coalitions and groups from across the state of Florida by resisting, boycotting and protesting the city of St. Augustine 450th Anniversary Celebration, which shamefully celebrates and honors the doctrine of discovery and Spain’s crimes against humanity. Do not accept the covering up of 450 years of acts of … Continue reading RESIST 450 ACTION CAMP September 5-9, 2015 in St. Augustine, Florida

A planned REFUGE WORKER CENTER in St. Petersburg, Florida

Our Refuge Worker Center will be opening sometime in mid to late September 2015. We will be an organizing center for all who are committed to Revolutionary Change and ending all oppression and dismantling Capitalism. We will be organizing low wage and temporary workers, we will have a radical bookstore and library/reading room and computer … Continue reading A planned REFUGE WORKER CENTER in St. Petersburg, Florida