February 27, 2017
Watch this drone footage of the waters of the intersection of Ocoee, Gotha and Windermere, Florida. The large lake is Lake Down of the Butler Chain of Lakes, a designated Outstanding Florida Waters.
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February 7, 2017
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The South Florida Museum is deeply saddened to share the news that our beloved Snooty has died. Snooty’s death was a heartbreaking accident and the circumstances are being investigated so we can be sure we know the full details of what happened. Our current rehab manatees - Randall, Gale and Baca - are all fine. We know that our community and Snooty fans around the world share our grief. We will keep you updated as memorial plans develop. Please share your treasured memories and love for Snooty in the comments.
Details at the link: http://www.southfloridamuseum.org/south-florida-museum-mourns-death-snooty-worlds-oldest-manatee/ ... See more
How long until we're exporting from Floridian ports?
"NextDecade is one of several companies developing LNG terminals as the so-called shale revolution transforms the U.S. into an energy exporter. NextDecade also is developing an LNG export terminal closer to Houston by Texas City, but those plans aren't as far along as the Brownsville project." ... See more
NextDecade said it signed an agreement with the Port of Cork in Ireland to develop an LNG import terminal there using technology developed by the Norwegian company Flex LNG to restore the liquid to its gaseous state. The goal of such special purpose acquisition companies is merging with private busi... ... See more
"Coastal areas in Florida from Miami Beach to Cedar Key are already seeing effects such as sunny-day flooding and powerful storm surges, and conditions are likely to worsen. Even mid-range projections by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists put the seas around Florida up to 17 inches higher by 2030 and up to 5.5 feet higher by 2070." ... See more
We all have a responsibility to reduce carbon emissions and prepare for the problems that can't be prevented.
The petroleum industry is a filthy industry in so many ways.
"While the U.S. opioid epidemic has captured national attention, the drug of choice in West Texas is methamphetamine, or crystal meth, a powerful stimulant oil field workers use to cope with long hours in the Texas heat, and one that is increasingly supplied through Mexican drug cartels, according to law enforcement officials. An analysis of data from the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Houston oil field services company Baker Hughes found a strong correlation between the rise of drilling activity and the number of crystal meth seizures in the area surrounding the Permian Basin. Between 2009 and 2016, as oil companies dispatched more rigs into West Texas, the number of meth seizures rose sharply." ... See more
MIDLAND - Eddy Lozoya never failed a drug test in the three years he hauled water and sand across the West Texas oil patch, even though he used at least $200 a day in cocaine to keep his eyes open on brutally long days behind the wheel of a Kenworth T600 semi-truck. Earning six-figure salaries, they... ... See more
"Snooty’s age was remarkably prodigious, given manatees have a biological life expectancy of roughly 40 years in the wild. In practice they often perish at much younger ages due to all the bad things some humans do to them, like degrading their habitats or hitting them repeatedly with boats. The IUCN Red List estimates fewer than 10,000 mature West Indian manatees remain in the wild." ... See more
We have all been robbed of one Snooty, the beautiful, beloved 69-year-old manatee believed to be not only the world’s oldest manatee living in captivity, but the oldest in the world.
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