Category Archives: Human Impacts

Green Jobs: The What, The Where, The Why

By Scott M. Deitche “Green jobs” have been the buzzword in economic development for a few years now. From politicians who envision millions of green jobs to naysayers declaring they don’t exist, it’s tough to know how much of an i...

TBRPC Celebrates 50 Years of Regional Leadership

By Suzanne Cooper On September 12, 1961, St. Petersburg Mayor Herman Goldner made a bold statement to his peers throughout the Tampa Bay area, declaring that “It is time for us to plan together on a regional basis.” He challenged ...

Citizen Scientists Step Up to Help

By Victoria Parsons More and more kids are realizing that the natural resources and wildlife in their neighborhoods are threatened by development, pollution and climate change. Instead of waiting for someone else to fix the proble...

Community Education Programs Engage Adults

Twelve community education grants, designed to actively engage adults in water-related issues, have been awarded by the Southwest Florida Water Management District. Six grants in the Tampa Bay region include: $5000 to the Florida ...

Scientists Warn of Persistent Dead Zones

Healing low-oxygen aquatic “dead zones” will be trickier than previously imagined, according to scientists speaking at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. That’s because the low oxygen le...