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Trump Resistance Roadshow, Earth2Trump, coming to St. Pete

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Earth2Trump, a cross-country roadshow heading to Washington, D.C., that organizers say will build a vast network of resistance to incoming President Trump is coming to St. Petersburg. The tour is organized by the Center for Biological Diversity in coordination with Food and Water Watch, Sierra Club, Service Employees International Union, Suncoast Waterkeeper, Caloosa Riverkeeper, and many more local groups. Beginning today in Oakland and Seattle, a pair of Earth2Trump roadshows plan to  tour the country, stopping in 16 cities as…

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Florida: Record number of manatees killed in 2016 by boats

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A record number of manatees were killed in 2016 by boat strikes, according to state wildlife data, but overall the number of the beloved sea cows increased in Florida this year. Data posted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission data show that 98 endangered manatees died by watercraft strikes between Jan. 1 and Dec. 2. The previous record was 97 in 2009, according to state records. A count earlier this year found about 6,300 manatees in Florida, which…

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Solar energy advocate to discuss Amendment 4 at gathering

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Susan Glickman, the Florida Director of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund, will talk about solar energy in Florida during this month’s Ales and Wild Tails. Glickman will specifically discuss Amendment 4 which is on the primary ballot this August. If passed, advocates say it will end some taxes on solar and open up financing for solar leases to make solar more feasible. Emily Gorman, with the Sierra Club’s Ready for 100…

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