The Big Picture: 3 Toxic Crises Boiling Over In Florida

By Dipika Kadaba, www.therevelator.org -

By Dipika Kadaba for The Revelator - A difficult hurricane season unearths issues ranging from cancer hotspots to deadly bacteria. Ah, Florida — home to famous natural landscapes and amazing [...]

After The Hurricane, Solar Sped Recovery For Some

By Lyndsey Gilpin, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Lyndsey Gilpin for Inside Climate News - Just after midnight on Sept. 11, Eugenio Pereira awoke to the sound of tropical-storm-force winds slamming his Gainesville, Florida, home. Hurricane [...]

While Prison Activists March For Humane Treatment, Florida Shuts Off Visits This Weekend

By Julie K. Brown, www.miamiherald.com -

By Julie K. Brown for Miami Herald - Visitation to all Florida state prisons has been canceled this weekend after evidence surfaced that inmates are planning possible uprisings to coincide with [...]

Rubio Is Asked To Leave Tampa Office Over Disruption From Weekly Protests

By Tony Marrero, www.tampabay.com -

By Tony Marrero for Tempa Bay Times - TAMPA — Vocal crowds of demonstrators making weekly visits to the Tampa office of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio have gotten the Miami Republican booted from the [...]

More Than 1,000 Protest At Trump’s Florida Estate

By Alex Harris And Lance Dixon, www.miamiherald.com -

By Alex Harris And Lance Dixon for Miami Herold - Protesters held colorful signs and chanted messages like “We want a leader, not a creepy tweeter” and “Hey hey, ho ho. Donald Trump has got to [...]

Why Protest Camp In Florida Is Being Called The Next Standing Rock

By Richard Luscombe, www.theguardian.com -

By Richard Luscombe for The Guardian - At first glance the quiet town of Live Oak seems an unlikely venue for a stand against Big Energy. But in recent weeks it’s become a centre of opposition A [...]

Water Protector Alliance

By Staff, www.facebook.com -

By Staff of Water Protector Alliance - Hundreds of water protectors gathered in peaceful protest singing and praying. Water trucks needed to drill under the river were blocked for hours. For the [...]

In Tampa, Food Not Bombs Activists Arrested For Feeding Homeless—Again

By Kate Bradshaw, www.cltampa.com -

By Kate Bradshaw for Creative Lofting Tampa Bay - Temperatures were dipping into unfriendly territory Saturday afternoon as sports fans flocked to the events at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. At [...]

Utilities Trying To Kill Solar Energy In Florida

By Fred Grimm, www.miamiherald.com -

By Fred Grimm for Miami Herald - The leaked recording should have been political dynamite. Except it only confirmed what solar energy advocates already knew: Florida’s electric utility monopolies [...]

Marissa Alexander And Trayvon Martin Prosecutor Loses Re-Election Bid

By Mark Joseph Stern, www.slate.com -

By Mark Joseph Stern for The Slate - On Tuesday, Florida voters kicked Jacksonville prosecutor Angela Corey out of office. Corey garnered just 26 percent of the vote in the Republican primary. [...]

Nation’s Longest Bike Path Will Connect Maine To Florida

By Katie Pohlman, www.ecowatch.com -

By Katie Pohlman for Eco Watch - The East Coast Greenway will stretch from Calais, Maine, to Key West, Florida, a 2,900-mile distance. The project will provide non-motorized users a unique way to [...]

Florida Legislators Stop Funding From Groups Associated With BDS

By Christine Baniewicz, www.truth-out.org -

By Christine Baniewicz for Truthout - Nothing particularly alarming seemed to transpire in the Florida State Capitol building during this January's Senate floor hearing of Florida SB 86. No vocal [...]

Fracking Everglades? Floridians Recoil As House Approves Bill

By Zahra Hirji, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Zahra Hirji for Inside Climate News - South Florida, home to one of the country's most fragile water systems, could be the nation's next fracking frontier. The Florida House of Representatives [...]

Florida School Superintendents Revolt Against Testing

By Valerie Strauss, www.washingtonpost.com -

By Valerie Strauss for The Washington Post, A battle over Florida’s public education system may be reaching a tipping point, with school superintendents revolting against the state’s school [...]

Lakeland Students: “Won’t Let This Happen In Publix’s Hometown!”

By Coalition of Immokalee Workers, www.ciw-online.org -

By Coalition of Immokalee Workers - This past Thursday, in a classroom just miles from Fair Food holdout Publix’s corporate headquarters in Lakeland, FL, a crowd of over sixty Southeastern [...]

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