Water Street Tampa hits major sustainability milestone


Back in June 2019, Inhabitat did a story about Florida’s Water Street Tampa and its goal to become the world’s healthiest neighborhood. Fast forward to January 2020, and the ambitious 56-acre neighborhood in the heart of Downtown Tampa is making headlines again with its new cooling plant, one of the first buildings to open. This is a big step forward in the right direction as we continue transforming Tampa together.” Water Street Tampa Photography by Nicole Abbott.

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Extreme “grey swan” hurricanes heading to Dubai (and Tampa!)

Green Prophet

New modelling techniques that correlate historical weather data with evolving physical attributes of a specific area (such as rising sea levels, local geography, and changing weather) show that climate change may heighten risks of experiencing a 10,000-year hurricane on certain coastal cities such as Tampa, Florida; Cairns, Australia and Doha, Dubai and Abu Dhabi on the Persian Gulf – sometime in the next century.

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Your essential guide to eco-wellness in Tampa, Florida


Tampa is a big city that loves to live outside. Tampa’s setting on Tampa Bay lends itself to water sports. Thanks to recent development along the Hillsborough River, including a 2.6-mile Riverwalk, Tampa is very pedestrian-friendly. Outdoors Tampa The Riverwalk is probably Tampa’s most popular place to run, bike, or walk your dog. It’s fun to SUP under bridges and get your photo taken with Tampa’s tallest buildings in the background.

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America’s top 10 sweatiest cities

Green Traveler Guides

California Charlotte Dallas District of Columbia Florida Houston Los Angeles Miami North America North Carolina Orlando Raleigh San Diego Tampa Texas The Americas United States 10 sweatiest cities in U.S. | Green Travel News | Making summer travel plans? No sweat, or should we say lots of it. A team of environmental scientists has ranked major American metropolitan areas on their “sweatiness.”

LEED-Platinum learning lab is a beacon of sustainability


Green a-big-step carousel showcase downtown-tampa faculty gallery leed platinum maine solar power

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Daily Demand and Supply: Ticket Prices

Environmental Economics

Tonight's game is being held at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, capacity 65,890.   It is 583 miles from Tuscaloosa to Tampa, and 573 miles from Clemson to Tampa. ESPN Senior Writer Darren Rovell tweets seniorly: The average price paid on StubHub for a ticket to tonight's college football playoff title game is $1,266. That's almost three times the price paid last year ($425).

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Off-Topic Picture of the Day

Environmental Economics

Here's a picture of the set-up from the Official Second Oldest Daughter of Env-Econ's gymnastics meet* in Tampa, Florida this past weekend (That's Tropicana Field).    Just thought it was cool. Please excuse me for the following Proud Dad Moment: She finished 3rd out of 16 in her level/age group

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AERE sessions at the 2017 Southern Economic Association meetings

Environmental Economics

The conference will be held November 17-19, 2017 at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina in Tampa, FL. From the inbox: Greetings: I am most happy to inform you that the following sessions have been accepted for presentation at the 87th annual conference of the Southern Economic Association®.    Agriculture. Air Pollution. Climate Change I. Climate Change II. Coastal Management. Energy. Fisheries. Forests and Wildlife. Natural Disasters.

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May the force be with.Nuke LaLoosh?

Environmental Economics

The Durham Bulls , the Triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays , announced the team will wear jerseys -- meant to look like the Star Wars robot R2-D2 -- on May 4. You don't have to travel to a galaxy far, far away to see Star Wars characters on a baseball diamond. [+] Enlarge Durham Bulls The Durham Bulls have the droid they're looking for with this Star Wars-themed jersey.

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[Reminder] Call for Papers: AERE@SEA

Environmental Economics

The 87th Annual Meeting of the SEA will be held in Tampa, Florida at the Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, November 17-19, 2017 (Friday through Sunday). John Whitehead (Appalachian State University) is once again organizing the AERE sessions. Abstracts will be accepted for consideration beginning January 30, 2017 through the AERE@SEA website (click here ) and must be submitted by March 10 , 2017, midnight PDT.

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The Green Can

Green Earth Journey

Hello, my name is Dennis Gallagher and I would like to tell you about what i am trying to accomplish in Tampa Florida. I have a new program to try and fix the irrational problem of recycling not being mandatory. Since Apartment/ Condos and businesses have a hard time justifying the optional expense of a recycling program, we bring it to them free, and we donate all of the proceeds to charity.

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Call for Papers: AERE@SEA

Environmental Economics

From the AERE Newsletter ( PDF ) with two minor edits (the submission deadline has been moved back to 3/10 and there are no discussants): The 87th Annual Meeting of the SEA will be held in Tampa, Florida at the Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, November 17-19, 2017 (Friday through Sunday).

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Florida Senator tries, for a second time, to make photographing farms illegal

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Tampa, FL, December 2011: Jim Norman, a Florida state senator who tried pushing through a bill back in May which would make photographing a farm without prior permission a crime, and which ultimately was rejected, is back at it.

Rare blue bee spotted in Florida


Scientists think the bee lives only in the Lake Wales Ridge region, which is due east of Tampa in the “highlands” — about 300 feet above sea level. Related: UK bees and wildflowers thrive during lockdown “This is a highly specialized and localized bee,” Jaret Daniels, a curator and director at the Florida Museum of Natural History and Kimmel’s advisor, told the Tampa Bay Times.

Opposition to Oil Drilling Begins to Boil in South Florida

Sierra Club Compass

" According to the Tampa Bay Times , the oil company's permit request met DEP's criteria even though "none of those requirements involves staying away from where people live."

GM airs funny electric vehicle commercial during Super Bowl


While people rooted for the Kansas City Chiefs or Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Sunday, General Motors waged a war with greater implications. The foe? Norway.

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Key phase of Everglades restoration project starts in November


Highway 41 that join Tampa and Miami. Federal and Florida state authorities are working together to complete the Tamiami Trail Next Steps Project, an important part of restoring the Everglades.

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CCA: "Economic studies make convincing case for reallocation"

Environmental Economics

From a Coastal Conservation Association news release : With the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council set to review allocations for Gulf red snapper and grouper during its meeting this week in Tampa, Coastal Conservation Association has presented a s ummary of 19 studies going back to 2000 that show the economic benefits of shifting a greater portion of the allocation of these two species to the recreational sector.

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Public Transit Is a Deciding Factor for Millennials in the Workforce

Green (Living) Review

The survey covered three cities with mature transit systems: Chicago, San Francisco and New York; four cities where transit networks are growing: Minneapolis, Denver, Charlotte and Los Angeles; and three cities making plans to grow their systems: Nashville, Indianapolis and Tampa-St.

IKEA Kicks Off Memorial Day Weekend with Free IKEA Blue Bag Giveaway at Select Local Spots as Its Next "Random Act of Life Improvement"

Green (Living) Review

IKEA Blue Bag is the Perfect Carry-All for Trips to the Beach, Weekend Getaways and More Conshohocken, PA : On Thursday, May 24, 2012, IKEA, The Life Improvement Store, will be giving away free IKEA blue bags at locations outside of IKEA US stores* to kick off the summer season and help people prepare for their upcoming Memorial Day weekend plans.

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A “GREEN” Solution! American TonerServ Announces New Brand of Compatible Toner Cartridge: RIVAL™ OEM Alternative

Green (Living) Review

The Company has increased its own manufacturing capabilities in its Tonertype division in Tampa, Florida. “A Takes 450 Years for Laser Cartridge to Decompose SANTA ROSA, CA. 11/10/2010: American TonerServ Corp. OTC BB: ASVP) (ATS), ( www.AmericanTonerServ.com ), a leader in the highly fragmented $6.0 billion printer supplies and services industry, reports it has introduced its new brand, Rival™ , for its own remanufactured toner cartridges.

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The Green Can is recycling for everyone!

Green Living Ideas

The Green Can began in Tampa, Florida and started placing containers in early 2012. Many things in life are not financially profitable, however that doesn’t mean they are not the correct thing to do. Recycling typically falls into this category, and The Green Can has found a way to correct this social issue and others at the same time. The Green Can offers free recycling to apartment / condo complexes and businesses and donates the proceeds to local charities.

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Best US cities for vegans and vegetarians for World Vegetarian Day


Tampa, Florida WalletHub used 17 key indicators of vegan- and vegetarian-friendliness, including grocery costs, proportion of high-ranking plant-based restaurants on online review sites, farmers’ markets and community gardens per capita and the presence of local vegetarian fests and veg cooking classes.

Greatest Threat to the Everglades? Maybe Not Pythons

Nature Conservancy - Science

An invisible line runs across the Florida peninsula, from northern Tampa, through Ocala National Forest, and to Daytona Beach. Storm clouds over the Everglades. slack12 / Flickr. By Justine E. Hausheer, science writer at The Nature Conservancy. A deceptively deadly force is slithering its way through the Florida Everglades. Sinuous and stealthy, this invasive species is one of the greatest threats to the ecosystem. And it’s not a python.

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Could the Florida Aquarium save ‘Americas Great Barrier Reef?’


Researchers at Tampa’s Florida Aquarium announced that they have managed to make a group of coral reproduce two days in a row. This is the first such successful attempt at Atlantic coral reproduction in a lab setting and could have important implications for saving barrier reefs. “Project Coral” is a program the aquarium designed in partnership with London’s Horniman Museum and Gardens.

US Army's mammoth spy blimp readies for debut


In a special forces industry conference held at Tampa, Brown said that LEMV’s first flight will occur between 6th and 10th June. Divyam Singh: Northrop Grumman has given a tentative schedule of the flight of the giant surveillance airship. This airship has been built for the United States army. The project is already running late by an year. The airship has the size of a football field, is filled with helium and has data links and sensors fro various purposes.

Habitat for Humanity Equips Bay Area Homeowners With Solar Powered Hot Water Systems

Green (Living) Review

Solar Source installs systems for commercial businesses, government facilities and schools across North America and has over 30,000 residential customers in six counties across the Greater Tampa Bay area. Solar Source installs solar water heaters to help struggling families save money on their electricity bills. Largo, FL : Solar Source recently secured their second contract with Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County.

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Australian bankers turn to make agtech sustainable in business and practice

Green Prophet

Infographic via: Tampa Foreclosure Defense Lawyers. There is a new precedent being set in Australia where the National Bank, the country’s biggest agribusiness lender, is changing policies to encourage more farmers to adopt sustainable practices. It’s not only private and public companies that face pressure to go green; banks now face greater pressures to include sustainability as part of their lending policies.

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Florida Aquarium captures baby coral breakthrough on video


Scientists at the Tampa-based aquarium have successfully reproduced ridged cactus coral for the first time. The Florida Aquarium announced a breakthrough that may help save America’s Great Barrier Reef. A video captures the tiny baby corals looking like undersea fairy lights as they take their first and only swim beyond the reef.

Get Ready! The Draft National Climate Assessment Report Available.

Sierra Club Compass

Tampa, FL  – February 19, 2013. Compass. « Cleaner Cars, Cleaner Air, Lives Saved | Main. Social Bankability, Solar Crowdfunding & Emerging Markets » Get Ready! The Draft National Climate Assessment Report Available for Public Review. The National Climate Assessment Development Advisory Committee (NCADAC) reached consensus this morning to release its draft National Climate Assessment, a major report on the impacts of climate disruption on the United States.

Big Box waste! What can we do about it?

Green (Living) Review

In 1992, two 9-year-old boys died from exposure to toxic chemicals after playing in the trash bin at Durex Industries plant in Tampa.

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Environmental Economics: Join the fishery management team today!

Environmental Economics

Lois Avenue    Suite 1100    Tampa, FL  33607   Materials may also be faxed to: 813-348-1711; or emailed to phyllis.miranda@gulfcouncil.org.

CMD Special Report: ALEC's Gun Agenda Flourished with Koch.

PR Watch

What is known is that in 1994, in Tampa, Florida, Charles and David Koch were singled out for ALECs highest award for corporate titans, the "Adam Smith Free Enterprise Award.". Skip to Main Content Area. Contact Us. News Feeds. Podcasts. Privacy Policy. RSS Feeds. Volunteer. Optional Member Code. Sign up. Reports Lisa Graves. Mary Bottari. Brendan Fischer. Rebekah Wilce. Harriet Rowan. Contributing Writers Beau Hodai. Jill Richardson. Wendell Potter. Will Dooling. Take Action. Latest News.

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NCAA tourney quote of the day (grrrrr)

Environmental Economics

3 seed after beating Florida 70-54 in the SEC title game, will play Ivy League champion Princeton in the opening round on Thursday in Tampa, Fla.

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U.S. Bike-Sharing Fleet More than Doubles in 2013

Green Blog

Petersburg (300 bikes), and Tampa (300 bikes). The opening of the San Francisco Bay Area bike share on August 29, 2013, brings the combined fleet of shared bikes in the United States above 18,000, more than a doubling since the start of the year. The United States is now home to 34 modern bike-sharing programs that allow riders to easily make short trips on two wheels without having to own a bicycle.

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(Off the) Street Style: Naya Shoes and Stripes Galore

Eco Chic

Toe polish is the toxin-free (and tough) No Miss in Tampa Teal. Eco Chick Editor Starre Vartan in her Naya shoes on the Columbia University campus in NYC. Naya’s tagline is “Environmentally Thoughtful Shoes” but that’s not even the best thing about them – They’re actually incredibly comfortable too. And I should know; even though I’m a blogger, I hardly spend my whole day on my butt behind my laptop.

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Green Friday

Eco-Vegan Girl

Why Not Boutique in Tampa, FL is offering 20% off all clothing. Black Friday is right around the corner. Some people prefer to call it " Buy Nothing Day ". While I try not to consume too much, it is a good day to save money on holiday gifts ( check out my green gift ideas post ). So why not start thinking about the eco-friendly presents you want to buy, and look for deals that day? Green Friday tips: Buy only what you, or the person you're giving to, needs.

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12 good things that happened for the environment in 2019


Good news for the American barrier reef Meanwhile, in Florida, researchers at Tampa’s Florida Aquarium worked on “Project Coral” in partnership with London’s Horniman Museum and Gardens. For folks who read — and write — about sustainability, dire projections are revealed every day. Between rainforest fires and ocean pollution, much of the news is grim. However, 2019 also brought good news.

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13 Elements of a Dream Green Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Green Changemakers

And if you need a larger version of the infographic, just click on it… Infographic credit: DJ Miller is an avid writer and graphic designer from Tampa, Florida. [link] Got a dream green home you’d love to build? Sure, you’ll probably want to include solar panels in the building… but that’s just one element.

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The Green Future of Community Living

The Green Changemakers

For instance, the City of Tampa charges a one-time fee of $100 for a 14-gallon recycling bin, and picks it up for free. by Trey Granger You’ve probably heard your fair share of talk about the idea of “green building,” but how does it apply to those who rent instead of own? Homeowners may pursue solar panels and low-flow toilets, but is living green restricted to the single-family home? Not necessarily.

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Dozens of U.S. Cities Board the Bike-Sharing Bandwagon

Green Blog

It plans to take this technology to Tampa for a 300-bike system at the end of 2013. When New York City opened registration for its much anticipated public bike-sharing program on April 15, 2013, more than 5,000 people signed up within 30 hours. Eager for access to a fleet of thousands of bicycles, they became Citi Bike members weeks before bikes were expected to be available.

City Trees: Photographers Explore the Urban Forest

The Green Changemakers

Photo: Stevan Northcutt , "Departure," Tampa International Airport, Florida In her early work on urban forests, Kate Glicksberg photographed "the clusters of trees that live in the intersections of highway overpasses" in Los Angeles. "I

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Public Transportation: Benefits for the 21st Century

The Green Changemakers

Tampa, FL: Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority, 2004 at www.hartline.org. Public Transportation: Benefits for the 21st Century is a fact-filled report that provides an overview of the benefits that public transportation brings to individuals, communities and our nation as a whole.

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