Each month, a student-led team at the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute curates Florida’s environmental news and explains what’s going on, why it matters, and what we can do about it.
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10 Reasons to be Thankful in Florida
Our state is a unique paradise worth preserving.
Hydrogen by the Hour: Navigating the Nation’s Green Hydrogen Frontier
"Green hydrogen” is a promising buzzword you may have heard on the news, but what is it, and what is it used for?
Biochar-ting a new path
How biochar sets a course for the future by capturing carbon and helping our soils
More than 120 million people visit Florida each year for its miles of coastline, crystal clear springs, and of course, its theme parks. But as someone who lives here, it can be easy to get stuck doom-scrolling about the threats to our state’s natural resources.
This holiday season, we’re reflecting on all the wonders that make the Sunshine State a unique paradise worth preserving. Here are a few things at the top of our list.
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What’s Going on in Florida? Environmental Stories to Watch
To pair with the rest of our educational content in each Earth to Florida newsletter, we bring you monthly updates on Florida news.
Florida’s Environment: 10 Stories to Watch for January
Florida’s Environment: 11 Stories to Watch for November
Florida’s Environment: 11 Stories to Watch for October
Action of the Week
Action of the Week: Eat Less Red Meat
Have you been looking for an easy way to reduce your carbon footprint? Maybe you’ve heard about Meatless Monday and are curious to learn more about why...
Action of the Week: Frozen Florida – How to Protect Your Plants
Florida is home to many tropical plants, which may experience dangerous conditions for their survival during colder winter months.
Action Of The Week: Practice Energy-Efficient Habits
Adjusting your ceiling fan to move heat, repairing windows, changing central heating filters, and balancing your thermostat are all changes you can make.
What We’re Reading
Environmental protection and social justice are deeply intertwined, and we cannot accurately communicate the environmental issues facing our state without acknowledging this relationship. In this monthly Earth to Florida segment, we will share articles and videos that help explain these connections.
- A Miccosukee led plan could finally end new oil drilling efforts in the Everglades
- FEMA changes promise faster help—and more up front cash – for hurricane survivors
- At last, clean water for Bithlo residents
Tell Me About
Explore the posts below to learn about various environmental issues in Florida! Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@UFEarthSystems) for more!
Tell Me About: Regenerative Design in Florida
Tell Me About: The History of Wild Megafauna at Paynes Prairie
Tell Me About: Green Iguanas
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