Shampoo Bars: The New Way to Refuse Plastic

The “plastic revolution” is sweeping the world, with countries and even the European Union banning single-use plastics. Food-related plastics such as disposable cups and straws are the target for these types of bans. Now, environmentalists of all interests and professions are turning their eye toward bathroom plastics. Bar soap is making a comeback, with shampoo […]

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Students “Talk Trash” During NOAA’s Zero Waste Week!

This spring, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is giving student groups across the country a chance to showcase eco-friendly projects at their school or in their communities. While any project is welcome to participate, this year’s focus is reducing single-use plastic items and ultimately marine debris. Recycling initiatives, reusable water bottle programs, or educational […]

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Florida Shark Fishing Restrictions

This February, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be discussing a new shark fishing permit. The program will require anglers to receive a free fishing license that consists of an education course on shark conservation practices. Major goals of the new restrictions include allowing more sharks to survive catch-and-release fishing while recording […]

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The Issue with Fish Tissue

Just like with any food produced in the sunshine state, fish caught for consumption are analyzed by the Florida Department of Health. Fish filets undergo rigorous testing for chemicals, heavy metals, and other harmful compounds before they make the journey to our plates. The Department of Health releases a document with those results, advising consumers […]

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Watershed Game Seminar and Kayak Excursion!

Nature’s Academy, along with University of Minnesota Extension and the Environmental Protection Agency, is bringing the free Watershed Game Seminar to the Greater Tampa Bay Area! The Game is a hands-on board game that puts players in charge of achieving clean water goals within a watershed. They learn the benefits of healthy watersheds and strategies […]

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