Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Back in March, U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Oreg., introduced the “Water Power Research and Development Act” which, he office insisted, “strengthens water power programs at the Department of Energy (DOE) and reauthorizes funding for research, development, demonstration, and commercialization of marine energy” and “authorizes funding for existing and new National Marine Energy Centers,” U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, are the main cosponsors.
Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm, caused more than 130 deaths in the Caribbean and the U.S. and more than $77 billion in damages.
FEMA announced it is sending $2,212,978 to Mexico Beach for repairs to the city marina, including repairs to the water and power station, seawall, pavement and supporting posts.
“Ensuring every Floridian prepares for disasters is incredibly important,” said DeSantis on Thursday. “As we continue through a very active hurricane season, I encourage all residents and visitors to gather seven days of critical supplies and make a plan.”
The Rebuild Florida General Infrastructure Repair Program is designed to provide funding for local governments to strategically rebuild and harden infrastructure to prevent or reduce losses from future disasters. Hurricane Michael hit Florida back in October 2018.
The Florida Aquarium tour, in coordination with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Sec. Noah Valenstein and Roger Germann, the president and CEO of the Florida Aquarium, provided an opportunity for discussions concerning the aquarium’s coral reef restoration work in South Florida. Also discussed were National Estuary Program activities that work to protect and restore water quality in the Tampa area.
Home solar rights – particularly a state policy called net metering – might be on the line when the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) hosts a virtual workshop on Sept. 17.
Task Force 4 is a Type 3 US&R Team that consists of more than 40 highly trained fire service personnel from the Orange County, Orlando and Seminole County Fire Departments.
With the 2020 presidential election rapidly approaching, Election Stress Disorder or ESD is at the highest levels in all of history. And this time Americans have to be worried about the very future of democracy itself.
The NOAA noted that “Aquaculture Opportunity Areas expand economic opportunities, use best available science, and minimize interactions with others in the marine environment.” The other selection was federal waters off the coast of Southern California. The two areas were selected due to the potential for more sustainable commercial aquaculture.