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Avoiding “Waterworld 2″ – Miami-Dade preparing for climate change

11/17/2010 // By Derek Brockbank

As much as we all loved Kevin Costner with gills and post-apocalyptic Dennis Hopper and a herd of henchmen on jet-skis, Waterworld is best kept to a 1995 vision of the year 2500, not a 21st Century reality.  Plus, Waterworld’s gargantuan […] Read more >

Oil on beach near Pensacola, FL - June 2010

Tar Balls Continue Washing Ashore in Florida

11/10/2010 // By Miles Grant

Nearly seven months after the Deepwater Horizon explosion, oil continues to soil Escambia County’s white sand. Read more >

Six Months After the Gulf Oil Disaster: Some Like to Remember, Some Like to Forget

10/28/2010 // By Bob Serata

“It’s a little bit like a hurricane,” said my wife, Belinda. “You get all worried and prepare for it to hit, then the hurricane doesn’t come and you’re relieved and happy. But you know it’s going to affect someone else.” […] Read more >

Kayak Fishing Along the Gulf Coast

10/27/2010 // By Aislinn Maestas

More and more people are discovering a sporting life without dirty fossil fuel. On the coast of the Gulf, in the shadow of the drilling rigs, you can find sportsmen using paddle power to connect with nature and find the […] Read more >

The Well is Dry

10/15/2010 // By Jon Brett

Lack of initial funding for conducting scientific research after the Gulf oil disaster, and the impact on scientists’ ability to collect important baseline data. On September 15th, 149 days – that’s 4 months and 27 days – after the Gulf […] Read more >

Dr. Goodbody-Gringley points out baby Montastraea

Scientist Finds Deadly Effects of Dispersant Used in Gulf Oil Disaster

10/8/2010 // By Bob Serata

In the cramped lab at Mote Marine Laboratory’s Tropical Research Lab on Summerland Key in the Florida Keys, Dr. Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley and her team saw firsthand the effects of Corexit 9500 chemical dispersant on the settlement and survival of coral […] Read more >

Pensacola Beach: From Dolphins & White Sand to Oil-Soaked Disaster

6/24/2010 // By Miles Grant

After spending several days in Venice, La. last week with National Wildlife Federation Naturalist David Mizejewski, I drove to Pensacola, FL to meet up with NWF’s Steve Murchie. As I entered Pensacola Beach, I was greeted by this sign proudly […] Read more >

BP Oil Disaster Now Impacting Wildlife Off Florida

6/7/2010 // By Miles Grant

Remember how marine life off Louisiana appeared to be mistaking oil for habitat? Sounds like the same thing is now happening off Florida: Ten miles off Pensacola Beach on Sunday afternoon floated what looked like the biggest swirl of peanut […] Read more >

Forecast Florida: BP Oil Spill Now Being Tracked in Two Directions

5/20/2010 // By Miles Grant

NOAA’s BP oil spill response page is now featuring not one but two BP oil spill maps. The first one highlights the projected devastation in Louisiana, where winds from the southeast are forecast to bring devastation in the coming days: […] Read more >

Tar Balls Wash Ashore in Florida Keys

5/18/2010 // By Miles Grant

Two alarming new pieces of evidence that the BP oil spill is spreading well beyond the Gulf Coast. The first is this photo from NASA, showing a plume of oil being pulled far to the south, apparently by the Gulf’s […] Read more >