This story is from The Hill's Changing America publication. Environmentalists are increasingly concerned about the sustainability of Florida’s waterways after the deaths of more than 600 manatees so far this year, three times the average rate. Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation (FWC) Commission first started raising concerns in December when manatees began dying in the Indian River Lagoon Area, one of the most biodiverse estuaries in the Northern Hemisphere and home to nearly one-third of the nation’s manatee population. ADVERTISEMENT The following month, the agency noticed something else strange — a large portion of the manatees rescued from the Indian River Lagoon and down to the waters of Miami were found swimming sideways. According to behavioral ecologist and senior research scientist Monica Ross, that usually indicates a manatee has made contact with a boat or other human-made object. But the manatees encountered by scientists were not … [Read more...] about 600 manatee deaths in Florida raise concerns over sustainable habitat
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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s (D) press secretary did not dispute the facts in a Friday Breitbart News report , but instead resorted to smears and false claims to deflect from the clean bust of a vacationing top staffer. Bobby Leddy, the press secretary to the embattled Whitmer, refused to respond to Breitbart News when given the opportunity, but lashed out to the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press , labeling it a “garbage white nationalist website.” Breitbart News routinely ranks among the top news sites in America according to Amazon-owned Alexa, and the false “white nationalist” smear was debunked years ago by a Harvard/MIT study cited in a 2017 profile of Breitbart News in the New York Times Magazine . On Friday, Breitbart News broke the story — and Leddy all but confirmed — that top Whitmer aide Tricia L. Foster ignored her boss’s orders for Michiganders to not travel to Florida for spring break. Foster, Whitmer’s Chief Operations Officer and the point … [Read more...] about Gretchen Whitmer Aide Lashes Out with False Smear After Top Adviser Snubs Edict, Does Spring Break in Florida
A few miles north of Coal Creek Canyon, through the pines and gambel oak, and past yards, fences and hillsides dotted with “No Trespassing” signs, the Gross Dam horseshoes against two mountainsides to collect Colorado’s most precious resource: water. The Denver metro couldn’t go a day without it, Denver Water Engineering Manager Doug Raitt said as he looked across the frozen Gross Reservoir. Other amenities, sure, but not water. Demand for water in Denver is expected to increase by a third within the next decade, according to the utility’s 2014 study. That could lead to an annual shortfall of more than 34,000 acre-feet of water, enough to last 225,000 people an entire year. Wildfires, drought and climate change constantly endanger the state’s snowpack, which feeds into the utility’s reservoirs and supply streams and rivers. Long-standing conservation efforts — perhaps you’ve seen the billboards — can no longer keep pace with Denver’s growth, said Greg Fisher, Denver Water’s … [Read more...] about How to ensure Denver’s 1.5 million water customers have enough in the future? Expand a reservoir.
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for April 13 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Southern Florida residents were stunned to see a meteor blazing through the darkness Monday night, with some sharing footage of the spectacle on social media . Dashcam and security video revealed the quick, bright flash of light as the meteor streaked through the Earth's atmosphere . NASA GIVES ALL CLEAR: EARTH SAFE FROM ASTEROID THREATS FOR 100 YEARS In a matter of seconds, the fireball had disappeared from sight. At 10:16 p.m. ET, a doorbell camera looking out on a back patio in Parkland showed how the sky lit up and a Coral Springs Twitter user with a Nest camera recorded a different angle of its descent. "Did you happen to see a meteor this evening? We've gotten a few reports about one that could be seen from #SWFL!" tweeted the National Weather Service's Tampa Bay account. … [Read more...] about Meteor blazes across South Florida skies
A Florida wastewater reservoir that recently leaked millions of gallons near Tampa Bay will shut down, Gov. Ron DeSantis Ron DeSantis Nikki Haley says if Trump runs for president in 2024 then she won't Florida newspaper blasts DeSantis's ban on COVID-19 passports: 'Makes no sense' Buttigieg hopes cruises will return by mid-summer MORE (R) said Tuesday. DeSantis said that the reservoir at the former Piney Point fertilizer processing plant will close permanently. “We want this to be the last chapter of the Piney Point story,” DeSantis said. “Today I’m directing the Department of Environmental Management to create a plan to close Piney Point.” ADVERTISEMENT DeSantis also said he would direct $15.4 million to be used for technology to pre-treat water from the site to lessen environmental impacts in case of a future leak. That money will come from funds that were already appropriated to the state's Department of Environmental Protection. He called for … [Read more...] about Florida wastewater reservoir to close after leak, DeSantis says