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How Florida’s coastal ecosystems help to fight climate change — aand why we should care


DEFORESTATION OF THE AMAZON basin has garnered attention as concerns rise about climate change. The carbon dioxide the tropical rainforest ecosystem stores has earned its nickname as the lungs of the planet. Collectively, the carbon absorbed stored through photosynthesis by all types of terrestrial forests is referred to as green carbon. This has led to calls to plant trees to […]

Busch Wildlife takes first steps toward move



Jupiter’s beloved Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, a family-friendly destination for animal encounters and nature experiences, will move to a much-needed new home next spring. Following a ceremonial groundbreaking in March on a 19.4-acre piece of property six miles west of the current location, construction continues on the $18 million facility that will broaden the nonprofit’s impact on keystone species. “If everything […]

The summer line

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Summer rolled in this week on Tuesday with its official solstice papers, its passport, if you will: that the planet’s 23.5-degree lean on its axis — one of the few things about our world that never changes — guarantees a sun appearing at its highest elevation of the year, at noon, over the Tropic of Cancer. Simple, isn’t it? Well, […]

The Kamala Harris problem

COMMENTARY


The media taboo against talking about Joe Biden’s age and the obstacle it presents to his running again in 2024 is finally off. This should put a lantern on another looming problem for the Democrats — waiting in the wings is a deeply unpopular officeholder, who makes Biden look like a prospective electoral juggernaut by comparison. Democrats can be forgiven […]

Wildlife officials preparing to aid manatees



After a record number of manatee deaths mostly linked to malnutrition, state and federal wildlife officials hope to double rescue and rehabilitation capacity before the sea cows again congregate in warm waters during the winter. In a recent conference call with reporters, officials from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said they […]

Honda Classic awards $6.45 million to charity

The Honda Classic awarded a record-setting $6.45 million to more than 100 South Florida philanthropic organizations in 2022, breaking the previous record of $5.35 million that was set pre-pandemic in 2020. The 25% increase allows The Honda Classic to surpass $61.7 million in charitable contributions as American Honda approaches its 42nd year as title sponsor of the PGA TOUR event, […]

Send us your photos! The Florida Weekly pet contest is back


Our pets are part of our families — humans love their dogs, cats, snakes, chickens, birds, ferrets, horses — well, all the varieties of animals that love us unconditionally. You can show how much you love your pets by entering the annual Florida Weekly pet photo contest for our annual Pet Lovers edition. Grab your phone or camera and click […]

Downtown West Palm Beach seeks “The Next Big Thing”

Downtown West Palm Beach is looking for “The Next Big Thing.” The West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority with support from the West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District says it is launching a call for placemakers, artists and innovators to create a new large-scale urban experience in the heart of the city. The urban experience should be interactive, unique, […]

Group offers music therapy with handbell choir

A local nonprofit has an approach of using music as a way for adult students to connect with their peers and learn new life skills. Palm Beach County-based Exceptional Ensembell offers adults with disabilities the chance to experience the joy of creating music together. Through classes led by professional music therapist Meghan Hanley of Creative Arts Therapies of the Palm […]

University Women award $1,000 scholarships

Eight young women have received the 2022 Northern Palm Beach County American Association of University Women Doris Karlik Scholarships for $1,000 each. Isabella DiPaola is a graduate of Pope John Paul II School and will be a senior biology major at Florida Atlantic University this fall. She volunteers with Equine Assisted Therapies, which aids children with special needs and plans […]


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