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Environment and Science

This annual event brings together individuals and organizations to promote a clean energy future across the world and end our dependence on dirty fuels. Gather with thousands of Americans and global citizens at beaches and cities to draw metaphorical and actual lines in the sand; human lines in the sand against fossil fuels that threaten our future. Help us to move local, state, national and world leaders to adopt policies encouraging the growth of clean and renewable energy.! Now more than ever!

At Mote Marine Lab's Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration in the Florida Keys, Joey Mandara is like a baby sitter. But instead of children he tends to thousands of baby corals, growing in large, shallow tanks called raceways.

Mote has been doing this work for five years, raising corals from embryos into adult colonies, then planting them on Florida's reefs. Now, the emergence of a new, debilitating coral disease makes his work more important than ever.

Sea Turtle Nesting Season 2018

May 1, 2018
UF/IFAS photo by Tyler Jones

It’s sea turtle nesting season and you can help

Updated 10:25 a.m. ET Wednesday

Early Wednesday morning brought a lunar event that hasn't been seen since 1866.

It was at least partially visible in all 50 U.S. states, though the views were better the farther west you live.

Let's break this down. This event – called a super blue blood moon – was actually three fairly common lunar happenings all happening at the same time.

And scientists say that information gathered during the event could help them figure out where to land a rover on the moon.

Looking for a fun way to give back to the Lagoon and get your hands dirty? Come join the MRC Mangrove Team!

This is a volunteer team that meets on the first Saturday of each month at 9:30am. The team works to maintain and grow the thousands of mangroves housed at the MRC Greenhouse. The February Workshop will be held at the Lagoon House (3275 Dixie Hwy NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905) where we will be doing a lagoon side cleanup in preparation for an upcoming planting.

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