Friday, October 24, 2008

Florida environmental and wildlife news for the week ending 10-24-08

Florida's global-warming goals look like expensive hot air
By Mike Thomas
Orlando Sentinel
Florida has embarked on a noble mission to cool the globe and cut dependence on fossil fuels.

Environmentalists, auto dealers clash over emission standards
By Jim Ash
Tallahassee Democrat
Environmentalists turned up the heat Tuesday on Florida regulators ahead of next week's crucial vote to adopt California-style auto emission standards.

Environmentalists call for heightened regulation of Florida turtle harvesting
By Jim Ash
Tallahassee Democrat
Environmentalists are warning that China's new hunger for Florida freshwater turtles could doom the species and that new harvest limits that take effect on Thursday don't go nearly far enough.

Governor's climate team predicts Florida will beat emission targets
By Asjylyn Loder
St. Pete Times
An ambitious plan to slash Florida's greenhouse gas emissions will far exceed the targets set by Gov. Charlie Crist while saving the state billions of dollars, according to a report from Crist's climate team.

Florida's wild freshwater turtles are being raided to meet demand in foreign markets
By Matthew J. Aresco
Orlando Sentinel
Did you know that hunters are legally prowling Florida's public lakes, wetlands and rivers, snagging pickup-truck loads of freshwater turtles and selling them to Asian markets?

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