Nov 062015
New Keys Organization Promotes Solar Education

A new organization has been formed in the Keys to promote training of solar installers. Calling itself the Solar Education Association of the Florida Keys, the group will work to create career training for the solar industry in the island chain. The effort also aims to help educate locals about how to tap which solar power to reduce energy expenditures. The Florida Keys attract people from all over the world for one primary reason: the plentiful sunshine. The Keys get 259 days of sun, on [continue reading…]

 November 6, 2015  Posted by at 12:47 am Issue #139, Public Notice No Responses »
Jun 052015
Fracking? In Florida?

by Michael Welber……. Anyone who has followed this issue of hydraulic fracturing or fracking might be more than a little surprised to discover that companies want to frack right here in the Sunshine State. Most people consider it something that happens elsewhere. Like Canada. Or New York. It turns out that as recently as December 2012, Florida began receiving applications for permits to drill new wells in the Panhandle, in southwest Florida near Naples and Ft. Myers, and in the sensitive ecosystems around Big Cypress [continue reading…]

 June 5, 2015  Posted by at 12:42 am Issue #117, Michael Welber 6 Responses »
May 222015
March Against Monsanto Without Leaving Your House

By Michael Welber… A large number of people all over the country will take to the streets on Saturday to express their displeasure about what the mega-corporation Monsanto is doing to farms, consumers, and, quite literally, the world. Whether Monsanto gives a rat’s rectum about these marches is open to question but they certainly didn’t change their rapacious and damaging ways after last year’s march. If you want to take action but don’t think that walking around in the hot sun, carrying a sign, will [continue reading…]

 May 22, 2015  Posted by at 12:37 am Issue #115, Michael Welber 3 Responses »