Florida creates task force to deal with oil spill and its aftermath - The Chancellor of the State University System of Florida, Frank Brogan, has established a clearinghouse for all things related to the massive oil slick slowly moving its way towards Florida.
Florida DEP Secretary Sole on oil spill: tar balls may affect Southeast part of the state - Sole said that his expectation is that "as this plume continues to grow, there will be the influence of a loop current on the product. This product will be in the form of tar balls."
Would a LEED certified Rays stadium appease environmentalists and new stadium supporters? - Since the outpouring of opposition of a waterfront stadium was from the environmental community, would it not make sense to offer an appeasement of a LEED stadium in an area needing to prove (and improve) sustainability in order to help the group accept a new offer?
Gulf oil spill volunteer opportunities - Local and national environmental groups are asking the public for help with cleanup along the Gulf coast states due to the recent oil spill disaster.
Surfrider Foundation debates offshore drilling - Expert panelists David Mica, executive director of the Florida Petroleum Council, and Ericka Davanzo, Florida Regional Manager of the Surfrider Foundation, had a live discussion about offshore oil drilling and the Deepwater Horizon explosion.
Tampa salon accepting donations of hair and nylons to aid in oil spill cleanup efforts - Locally, one Tampa hair stylist has taken the initiative to help out the oil spill cleanup efforts by starting a campaign to gather donations of hair and used laundered nylons to be made into hair booms and mats to absorb the oil.
Concerned Bay area residents discuss what to do next regarding oil spill - Were dealing with reality of whats happening, Cathy Harrelson said, trying to concentrate the energies of those in attendance on what they could do today and tomorrow to mitigate in whatever way possible the deleterious effects of the spill.
In the wake of oil spill, Charlie Crist says he's open to Democratic proposal for constitutional amendment vote to ban offshore drilling in state waters - Representative Kriseman also wanted to be clear that their proposal should transcend party or politics, calling it an economic wake up call for Florida. And he said that he and Fitzgerald weren't just being critics, but had fresh ideas about getting the state to start catching up when it comes time to emphasize renewable energy sources.
Are carbon dioxide-capturing, artificial trees the way of the future? - Klaus Lackner is working with Global Research Technologies to create a prototype of an artificial tree that can remove up to 10 tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere each year.
BP's current efforts with the oil spill cleanup - So, how is this gunk cleaned up? Well, I know that kitty litter works in my garage, but I dont have oceanic conditions in my garage, so what are the clean up procedures for the oil spills that happen in our waters?
Grab your last-minute Mother's Day gifts from these eco-friendly stores in Tampa Bay - Support local businesses, buy 'green', and make Mom happy.
Oil spill cleanup 101: How to make a hair boom (video) - So what exactly is a hair boom and how is it made? Well, you're in luck because Matter of Trust has just released this hair boom 'how-to' video (below) with introduction by founder Lisa Gautier.
Maurice Ferre says the massive oil spill is a call for a new energy plan in the U.S. - Florida Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Maurice Ferre this afternoon unveiled a position paper on what he believes the country needs to do on energy, in the wake of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that could ultimately get into Florida's waterways, though the Coast Guard announced today that will not happen for the next 72 hours, at least.
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