Whats the buzz on the latest issues in the Green Community? Check out what you may have missed last week:
With 78 days before Hillsborough transit (light rail) tax goes before voters, questions remain - HART's CEO David Armijo added that currently there are "only a dozen transit agencies gobbling up New Start money" (New Start is the FTA's main program for supporting local and implemented capital investments). He said that Phoenix and Charlotte are currently in that pool for funding, and "we have to get in the pool."
Global warming being blamed as the cause of herpes outbreak in oysters - This deadly strain of herpes is wiping out oyster beds in France and the UK, caused by a rise in temperature in these normally cold waters.
Which is the best environmental organization in Tampa Bay? Vote for your pick in the Best of the Bay Readers' Poll! - Which environmental group in the Bay area do you think makes the most impact?
Calculate your transportation costs and carbon impact according to where you live with Abogo - How affordable is the community you live in (and I'm not just talking real estate figures)? The website Abogo can tell you the real costs of where you live now, not only factoring in housing costs, but transportation costs as well — which can add up to a lot.
Almost 80% of the oil from Deepwater Horizon disaster remains in the Gulf - The research group estimated the evaporation and degradation rates, showing that it was "impossible" for that large an amount of oil to just dissolve. Only oil that remained on the surface could have dissolved into the atmosphere by now, whereas there are still large amounts of oil trapped underwater and sitting on the sea floor.