The Year in Weather Like Never Seen Before
by Brian Kahn, Cliamte Central, January 27, 2014
“Satellite images often provide crucial information when major storms such as Super Typhoon Haiyan form. But both extreme events and our day-to-day weather are part of a much larger climate system. Now EUMETSAT, the European Union’s satellite agency, has taken that long view and used satellite images to construct an entire year in weather on our planet in high definition.”
“The new visualization uses data gathered in 2013 from European, Japanese, and American satellites and overlays it on NASA’s Blue Marble images. This is the first time EUMETSAT has put together this type of visualization.”
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Check Out the Updated EPA National Stormwater Calculator
EPA’s National Stormwater Calculator (SWC) is a desktop application that estimates the annual amount of rainwater and frequency of runoff from a specific site anywhere in the United States (including Puerto Rico). Estimates are based on local soil conditions, land cover, and historic rainfall records.
It is designed to be used by anyone interested in reducing runoff from a property, including
•urban planners, and
Watch a short YouTube video about the calculator.
More information and to download the calculator.
2014 Drinking Water Week Posters Use West Palm Beach Artists’ Work
Posted January 16, 2014
Cielo Calienes Martinez and Ximena Cherres were finalists in West Palm Beach’s AWWA 2013 Drinking Water Week coloring contest and their artwork is being used by AWWA for the national posters for 2014! View the posters: DWW2014PosterB, DWW2014Poster
Solar Rebates Available from FPL for Residential and Commercial Properties
Updated January 17, 2014
FPL is taking Applications for solar water heating systems
FPL’s Solar Rebate Information
The solar rebate programs are part of a five-year pilot program authorized by the Florida Public Service Commission to promote clean solar power and reduce energy consumption.
Environmental Literacy Plan for Florida – Call for Public Review and Feedback – Ends Soon
Posted: January 27, 2014
Author: Jenny Seitz, www.LEEF-FL.org
The overarching goal of the Florida Environmental Literacy Plan (FLEP) is an increasingly environmentally literate population brought about through high quality environmental education (EE). To achieve environmental literacy through environmental education, the FELP relies heavily on a strategy that includes three elements:
- build on existing mandates and missions of the key players;
- promote continuity, coordination, and where appropriate consolidation to better measure and aggregate results at the state level; and
- recognize the value in small, practical and no or low-cost steps that yield measurable results in the near term.
Your constructive feedback is welcome. Please share this site with others you feel would have an opinion on creating a more environmentally literate citizenry.
Comment period ends January 31, 2014.
Access survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/flenvironmentalliteracyplanreview
Florida Environmental Literacy Plan Website: http://flenvironlitplan.wix.com/flenvironlitplan
Webpage: Public Review and Feedback Page