Agriculture and biofuel- use waste products to fuel food production

Biofuels can and should be used as a support mechanism for agriculture. Converting the inevitable waste products of agriculture into biodiesel or bioethanol can fuel at least portions of the whole food production process, minimizing waste and emissions, and reducing costs. Florida Crystals, a West Palm Beach based sugar company,…

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Manage wastewater- prevent wasting our most precious resources

The efficiency of a wastewater management system is particularly crucial in places facing water shortages, as many locations in the region currently are. South Florida Water Management has highly rigid water quality standards, with over 75 waste- water treatment facilities and 1,1OO testing sites in the seven- county region. Wastewater…

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Preserve wetland buffers- protect wetlands & the land around them

Wetland preservation is already required by state and federal laws related to the Clean Water Act. To ensure ecological success, however, conservation must extend beyond the limits of the wetland itself. Without consideration of the land surrounding the wetland, preserved areas are susceptible to invasive and exotic species, reduced biodiversity…

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