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News Release | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Statement: NOAA proposes important updates to right whale protections that seek to prevent species’ extinction

Critically endangered North Atlantic right whales may soon see updated protections, after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) posted a draft of their proposed rule to protect the species from fishing gear entanglements online on Wednesday. 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service punts on decision to list monarch butterflies under the Endangered Species Act

"It’s horrifying that the monarch’s population has fallen so low; it’s great to hear that the Fish and Wildlife Service, after conducting an ‘intensive, thorough review,’ agrees that the monarch deserves new protections. And it’s absurd that the agency is punting on any sort of plan to protect this important species."

News Release | Environment Florida Research & Policy Center

Florida’s Ringling College national leader in electric vehicle adoption

Ringling College of Art and Design earned a top ranking among colleges and universities across the country in the latest renewable energy report.

News Release | Environment Florida Research and Policy Center

New report shows how Florida’s waterways are at risk

The Trump administration’s environmental policies are putting Tampa’s waters at risk from potential sewage spills, paved-over wetlands and expanded drilling, according to Florida’s Waterways are at Risk, a new fact sheet by Environment Florida Research and Policy Center.

News Release | Environment Florida Research and Policy Center

Are Florida Beaches Safe for Swimming?

With summer in full swing, water pollution can close Florida beaches or put swimmers' health at risk. Last year, bacteria levels at 187 Florida beaches indicated that water was potentially unsafe for swimming there on at least one day, according to the new report Safe for Swimming? by Environment Florida Research and Policy Center.

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