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LAND UN blockbuster: 'Aging Dams' reveals global threat; in Florida, Rodman Dam and the 'Herbert Hoover Dike comes to mind’

UN blockbuster: 'Aging Dams' reveals global threat; in Florida, Rodman Dam and the 'Herbert Hoover Dike comes to mind’

By JOHN HOWELL The Daily Fray
January 22, 2021 7:00 pm

Florida has 1,109 dams, averaging 50 years in age, and they come in many shapes and sizes. Some are concrete. Others involve earth and large rocks. And 24% are deemed “high-hazard” – that is, failure is expected to result in deaths and significant economic losses. MORE »
MOTION Fitness ninja, author Kathleen Trotter 'unleashing' Fitness Monday on Feb. 1 in The Fray

Fitness ninja, author Kathleen Trotter 'unleashing' Fitness Monday on Feb. 1 in The Fray

By JOHN HOWELL The Daily Fray
January 23, 2021 3:54 pm

Maybe you were fortunate enough to catch celebrated personal trainer, life coach and author Kathleen Trotter's debut column in The Daily Fray on Jan. 18. Now get ready to keep moving and improving with Kathleen's "Fitness Monday," which launches on Feb. 1. MORE-»
WATER NFL Green tailgating on AMI Monday for Super Bowl beach, Spanish Rocks cleanup

NFL Green tailgating on AMI Monday for Super Bowl beach, Spanish Rocks cleanup

THE DAILY FRAY
January 21, 2021 6:00 pm

Spanish Rocks Reef off Anna Maria Island is an underwater gem for Southwest Florida divers and snorkelers. Life on the limestone ledges includes sponges, soft corals, sea squirts and assorted fish. Sea turtles and nurse sharks are occasionally spotted. On Monday, you may spot an NFL star. MORE-»
WATER Kenny Chesney's No Shoes Reefs launches eco haven

Kenny Chesney's No Shoes Reefs launches eco haven

By JOHN HOWELL The Daily Fray
January 10, 2021 6:00 pm

Kenny Chesney didn’t get to the top of the country music world by thinking small. But that’s his mindset with No Shoes Reefs, the grassroots conservation group he founded in 2015 to protect and rehabilitate troubled coral reefs and marine ecosystems. MORE-»

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For the Blue-Green Algal Bloom Weekly Update from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, tap here. For DEP's statewide Algal Bloom Sampling Map, tap here.

 What, me worry?

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» AN ASTONISHING 22 separate weather and climate disasters costing more than $1 billion each occurred in the US in 2020, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says.


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» ENJOY A VIRTUAL BREATHER and explore  the incredible scenery and wildlife of South Florida's National Parks, including Everglades, Big Cypress, Biscayne and Dry Tortugas. Witness over 50 species of birds and animals, from alligators to wood storks. Maybe even spark up. [Video courtesy of finleyholiday.com]


 
 
 

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