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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Rick Scott's 'Private Gator Hunt' Fundraiser Carries $25,000 Per Person Cost

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) is turning to one of Florida's signature animals to help boost his reelection fundraising efforts. SaintPetersBlog reported Monday that Scott is holding an Oct. 18 "private gator hunt" in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. He is running for reelection in 2014, and the cost for this event ... .

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As residents of a relatively rainy state, we haven’t had the drought concerns that have rattled parts of the West. But that doesn’t mean we have an unlimited supply. In fact, there’s a battle brewing over water management in Massachusetts, one that could pit many of the state’s municipal water ... more...


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The Latest United Nations Climate report is deeply disturbing because coral reefs may not be here tomorrow. Join Earth Dr Reese Halter along Southern California's beach as he talks about the unintended consequences of burning more and more fossil fuels: Dying coral reefs, globally. Let me tell you why they are so ... more...


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While much of the country has relaxed rules on killing gray wolves, California will consider protecting the species after a lone wolf from Oregon raised hopes the animals would repopulate their historic habitat in the Golden State. ... more...


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This poor baby squirrel fell a really long way out of her nest and onto a sidewalk, where she got pretty banged up. Photo credit: City Wildlife The precious critter is wearing a red cast, in case you didn't notice, because after her tumble she was brought to City Wildlife, the only ... more...


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By Carey Gillam and Lisa Baertlein April 16 (Reuters) - The Vermont Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would make it the first U.S. state to enact mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Unlike bills passed last year in Maine and Connecticut, which require other states ... more...


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"To me, a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug." --Helen Keller As a child, I loved the natural world. Maybe it had something to do with growing up in a small town in upstate New York where the distractions of big-city ... more...


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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic is being criticized for building a temporary artificial beach amid a drought. The yearly project is intended for those who cannot afford to travel during Holy Week and will include 12 pools near a boardwalk in the capital of Santo Domingo. Critics ... more...


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The Mississippi's River southernmost delta is home to a rich ecosystem, robust, culture and booming economy. Wetlands provide critical storm protection for the Louisiana's coast. A recent poll by America's Wetland Foundation found that 74 percent of Louisiana residents "consider saving the coast to be the most important issue [in ... more...


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By Carey Gillam and Lisa Baertlein April 16 (Reuters) - The Vermont Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would make the state the first in the United States to enact mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified crops. "We are really excited that Vermont is going to be leading on ... more...


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Sightings of debris traceable to the deadly March 2011 tsunami are declining. ... more...


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When Tate MacQueen pulled the yellow flyer from his Asheville, N.C., mailbox, his thoughts flew to his young children. The flyer warned of toxic contamination in the well water. "Nothing will raise your hackles like someone telling you that the air you may be breathing or the water you may be ... more...


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A new study released Wednesday finds there are almost 10,000 schools across the country located within a mile of a chemical facility. The research was released ahead of the April 17 anniversary of an explosion at a West, Texas, fertilizer plant, which killed 15 people and injured hundreds of others. The ... more...


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Skyonic Corp., a developer of technology that captures and reuses industrial air emissions, says it has landed $455,000 to create a test site for one of its processes at San Antonio’s Capitol Aggregates cement factory. The grant from Canadian nonprofit Climate Change and Emissions Management Corp. will fund development of ... more...


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Most Ohio voters support the state’s renewable-energy and energy-efficiency mandates, according to a poll released by Ohio Advanced Energy Economy, which advocates for alternative-energy sources. The poll found that 72 percent of 600 respondents supported the state’s standards, which require electric utilities like American Electric Power Company Inc. (NYSE:AEP) to ... more...


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Don’t let the recent rains and green hillsides fool you -- the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the fresh growth is only covering up months of dry, dead grass, putting California at risk for one of its most severe fire seasons ever. Warnings issued to homeowners in the ... more...


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