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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

Swamped by rains, St. Pete dumps treated sewage into Tampa Bay

By Charlie Frago 8/10/15 ST. PETERSBURG— Faced with a wastewater system overwhelmed by weeks of torrential rainfall, the city dumped about 5.5 million gallons of treated sewage into Tampa Bay for eight hours beginning Sunday evening. The wastewater — everything from toilet sewage, sink drainage and rainwater — was treated at the Albert Whitted plant … Continue reading Swamped by rains, St. Pete dumps treated sewage into Tampa Bay

Rare Crocodile Nest Discovered on Virginia Key in Florida

By Jenny Staletovich from the Miami Herald August 2, 2015 To the surprise of biologists, a Virginia Key beach restored to lure sea turtles has become an incubator to some unlikely babies: rare American crocodiles. Last month, the baby crocs hatched from the first nest ever documented on the urban island that links the city … Continue reading Rare Crocodile Nest Discovered on Virginia Key in Florida

Florida ‘Eco-Art’ seeks to blend aesthetics & environment

In a growing trend that seeks to blend art with environmental restoration, a water filtration project was unveiled on Tuesday along a 575-foot sea-walled stretch of the intracoastal waterway in South Florida. The new Living Shoreline, designed by Vermont artist Michael Singer, is billed as “Eco-Art,” which its patrons describe as “art with a job … Continue reading Florida ‘Eco-Art’ seeks to blend aesthetics & environment

Fracking in Southeast Florida

For folks on the east coast of Florida who have been watching the push for new oil drilling in the western Everglades – hold on to your hats. A new application just sent to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection would bring oil drilling to the Everglades of Broward County! Articles in the Miami-Herald and … Continue reading Fracking in Southeast Florida

Earth First! blockades access roads to Big Bend coal plant near Tampa Bay

By Everglades Earth First! In the climax of the 2012 Republican National Convention, protestors with Earth First! have blocked access roads to TECO’s Big Bend coal plant on the eastern shore of Tampa Bay. The environmental action group is citing corporate influence in politics and ecological impacts of fossil fuel dependency as reasons for the … Continue reading Earth First! blockades access roads to Big Bend coal plant near Tampa Bay

Stand Your Ground defense refused to woman who scared off abusive husband with gun

By Maurice Garland / The Loop 21 Nowadays the words “Stand Your Ground” have almost become synonymous with “no fair” and “unjust,” due mostly to the non-arrest of George Zimmerman the night he shot Trayvon Martin and that law that protected him up until just last week. But the cases of John McNeil and now Marissa Alexander have highlighted … Continue reading Stand Your Ground defense refused to woman who scared off abusive husband with gun

Climate change poses a flooding threat to nearly 4 million people in United States

By Environment News Service Nearly four million Americans are at risk of severe flooding as climate change raises sea levels and intensifies storm surges during the coming century, new research indicates. Two studies, published today in the journal “Environmental Research Letters,” provide evidence that sea levels are rising, creating higher and higher floods that will … Continue reading Climate change poses a flooding threat to nearly 4 million people in United States