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2012-08-09 10:22:35

MONTGOMERY, Ala., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Integrated Computer Solutions, Inc. (ICS) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract by the Florida Department of Environment Protection (DEP) to develop and manage two critical, proprietary applications for the Division of Waste Management (DWM). The new contract is valued at over $1.1M per year, supports over 400 employees and field engineers across the state of Florida, and is expected to save the agency more than 40%...

2012-05-15 10:21:18

CLEARWATER, Fla., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardno TBE is pleased to announce that Bruce Wirth has joined the firm as Assistant Director of Water Resources in the Clearwater, Florida office. Mr. Wirth has over 30 years of professional experience and knowledge in water resource management, permitting, resource assessment, project implementation and executive management. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120515/SF07785) (Logo:...

2010-10-07 08:13:00

NICEVILLE, Fla., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- North Light Marina has officially been certified a Clean Marina by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. To earn this designation, North Light implemented environmentally sound measures, designed to address critical environmental issues including sensitive habitat, waste management, storm-water runoff, spill prevention and emergency preparedness. Participation in the Florida Clean Marina program is voluntary, but participants must...

2010-09-30 17:02:08

The Department of the Interior, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the co-trustees for natural resources affected by the BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill announced today they have started the injury assessment and restoration planning phase of the Natural Resource Damage Assessment, a legal process to determine the type and amount of restoration needed to compensate the public for harm to natural resources and their human uses as a result of the spill. This is the second...

2009-08-10 10:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The premier and eco-savvy 2,000-hotel room Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center recently received the distinguished Two Palm status in the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Green Lodging Program. "Adopting effective eco-practices is a winning combination for everyone," stated Tim Pyne, director of sales and marketing at the Orlando resort. "Collectively our guests, meeting planners and staff are all participants...

2008-09-30 18:00:54

By STEVE PATTERSON Leaking sewers and septic tanks probably spread bacteria into a creek draining runoff from all three Beaches cities into the Intracoastal Waterway, a state-ordered report says. Hopkins Creek, which meets the Intracoastal in Neptune Beach, had too much fecal coliform bacteria 58 percent of the time during dozens of tests since 1985, according to a draft report for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. "It's a pretty thing to look at," said Roger Bennett, a...

2008-08-12 12:00:53

Verizon Wireless customers across Florida can now help protect the Sunshine State's natural resources by dialing #DEP from their wireless phones when they witness environmental crimes. The calls will be automatically directed to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and law enforcement personnel for immediate response and/or further investigation. Residents should call #DEP to report illegal dumping, burying or burning of prohibited materials, oil or chemical spills,...

2008-08-05 09:00:38

By Tony Marrero, Hernando Today, Brooksville, Fla. Aug. 5--HERNANDO BEACH -- Dumping thousands of cubic yards of slurry dredged from the bottom of the Hernando Beach channel onto a property on Eagle Nest Drive could harm the water quality of nearby Minnow Creek and poses a flooding risk for neighboring homes. That's the contention of 31 residents who filed a petition with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection on Monday to try to stop the county from dumping some 50,000 cubic...

2008-07-30 03:00:28

By David Fleshler, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 30--The Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Florida have dismally failed in their duty to protect the Everglades from harmful phosphorus washing off sugar farms, vegetable fields and suburban streets, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Alan Gold found the EPA was wrong to approve Florida's highly controversial decision to grant an extension of at least 10 years to farms, cities and other pollution sources...

2008-07-27 03:00:25

By Steven Girardi, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Jul. 27--Updated: 21 min. ago No one needs to worry about health threats, people are told. But the words don't match the actions as new testing is ordered and notices are sent to families about the underground spread of dangerous chemicals from a Raytheon plant in St. Petersburg. One thing is certain: Dealing with the pollution will take years. SORTING THROUGH ALL THE TALK Who should worry about the plume? No one needs to worry about health...