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Summer Full Moons to Trigger Florida Keys Coral Reef Reproduction

Summer Full Moons to Trigger Florida Keys Coral Reef Reproduction  Hopeful night divers are to take to the Florida Keys reefs for a chance to witness a delicate reproductive phenomenon that occurs when coral polyps release millions of gametes (eggs and sperm) in synchronized mass-spawning rituals. The event generally occurs around late summer's August and September full moon cycles.


Keys Energy Services Successfully Completes Second Phase in Key West Lighting Project with Telematics Wireless Smart Lighting Solution

Telematics Wireless T-Light™ Galaxy System Has the Ability to Remotely Control the Island's Street Lights Using a Single Gateway

Keys Energy completed the second of a three phase wireless smart street lighting project to evaluate the effectiveness of replacing their existing High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lamps with LED light fixtures in order to produce energy and maintenance savings for the City's streetlights. The first phase involved the installation of T-light™ Galaxy NEMA* Lighting Control Units (LCUs) to network the City's LeoTek LED Cobrahead fixtures; the second phase involved the installation of the LCUs to HPS Cobrahead fixtures in the City's public beaches. The process was supported by local Telematics Wireless partner SESCO Lighting.


Carnival Corporation Joins U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance to Combat Illegal Wildlife Products

World's largest leisure travel company will use its global resources to provide education and awareness to employees, passengers and suppliers to help reduce purchase and sale of illegal wildlife products

Carnival Corporation & plc, the world's largest leisure travel company, announced it is among the newest corporate partners of the U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance, a coalition of non-profit organizations, companies, foundations and media interests that work closely with the U.S. government in a collaboration to reduce the purchase and sale of illegal wildlife products in the United States. The commitment was made official last week at a public forum in Washington, the National Geographic Society's Grosvenor Auditorium, following a White House event on the issue.


FPL continues to advance clean, affordable, reliable power in Florida with commissioning of Port Everglades Next Generation Clean Energy Center

New, state-of-the-art facility entered service two months early and under budget; further positions FPL to meet U.S. EPA Clean Power Plan 2030 targets today

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) formally commissioned its Port Everglades Next Generation Clean Energy Center – the third in a series of such facilities powered by American-produced natural gas. As was the case with the company's Next Generation Clean Energy Centers at Riviera Beach and Cape Canaveral, the Port Everglades facility replaces a 1960s-era, oil-fired power plant that was demolished in mid-2013. During its operational lifetime, the new, fuel-efficient plant, which entered service two months early and under budget, is expected to provide FPL customers with hundreds of millions of dollars in fuel and other savings.


Citizen groups file federal Clean Water Act lawsuit against FPL for ongoing pollution at Biscayne Bay

Advocates believe FPL and State Agencies have failed to stop contamination from Turkey Point’s cooling canals system and demand necessary clean up

Late yesterday, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) and Tropical Audubon Society (TAS) filed a citizen lawsuit against Florida Power and Light (FPL) under the Clean Water Act (CWA) after an extensive review of evidence documenting discharges from the Turkey Point Power Plant cooling canal system into Florida surface and ground waters.  The water-intensive Turkey Point site includes two nuclear reactors and is located in Miami-Dade County near Homestead, about 25 miles south of downtown Miami. The facility is one of Florida’s biggest daily water users and discharges at least 600,000 pounds of salt and other contaminants directly into the Biscayne Aquifer on a daily basis through its antiquated cooling canal system. In March, the two organizations issued a 60-day notice of intent to file a citizen lawsuit. Today SACE and TAS, together with Friends of the Everglades, have also served a supplemental 60-day notice which will allow Friends of the Everglades to join the lawsuit at the end of the 60 days and which includes additional violations of the CWA that have been documented since March.


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