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"FEMA Stuns Florida With Pricey Hurricane Penalty"

"The Federal Emergency Management Agency revoked the discount it gave to 125,000 property owners in Lee County who have FEMA flood insurance after warning local officials about unsafe rebuilding efforts in the wake of Hurricane Ian in 2022."

Source: E&E News, 04/05/2024
April 20, 2024 to April 22, 2024

Cinema Verde International Environmental Film and Arts Festival

Cinema Verde will hold its 15th Annual Environmental Film and Arts Festival as a hybrid event, with 75 films in total, 35 of which will be screened in person at Cypress and Grove Brewing Co. in Gainesville, Florida in celebration of Earth Day.

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"Enviva Bankruptcy Fallout Ripples Through Biomass Industry, U.S. and EU"

"In March, Enviva, the world’s largest woody biomass producer for industrial energy, declared bankruptcy. That cataclysmic collapse triggered a rush of political and economic maneuvering in the U.S. (a key wood pellet producing nation), and in Europe (a primary industrial biomass energy user in converted coal plants)."

Source: Mongabay, 04/03/2024

"Spinning, Whirling Fish In South Florida Prompt Emergency Response"

"The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is launching what the agency described as an emergency response effort in south Florida after emerging reports of smalltooth sawfish spinning, whirling and displaying other abnormal behaviors."

Source: Guardian, 04/03/2024

LNG To Fuel Conflict, Profit, Warming in Coming Years

A partisan debate has flared over liquified natural gas, as industry, environmentalists and politicians wrangle over LNG’s role in climate change and the energy transition, heating and electricity prices, and international and domestic U.S. politics. Backgrounder lays out LNG’s history, starting with the fracking boom and bringing it up to speed with the war in Ukraine and upcoming presidential elections.

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