Environment

Triton Submarines is proud to announce its partnership with Sustainatopia as a featured participant in “Impact and Our Oceans”. The Impact Conference @ Sustainatopia will feature a global 1-day conference on Impact & Our Oceans- featuring both Triton Submarines & Virgin Oceanic. This special 1 day Conference will include top experts from around the world regarding the 'Race to the Bottom of the Ocean" as well as issues related to food, energy, mining, fauna, over fishing and marine tourism.
The sea turtle nesting season began on March 1, and Broward County Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department encourages beach residents and beach users to be aware that these large marine reptiles will soon begin visiting our beaches at night with regularity. March 1 was the start of nesting season for the threatened and endangered sea turtles that deposit their clutches of eggs on Broward County beaches. Females of three different species of sea turtle come ashore at night, lay their eggs and return to the sea.
Miami-Dade County will have until July 1, 2013 to amend its scrap metal ordinance by incorporating changes to be made by the Scrap Metal Task Force created by Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson to combat rampant and recent scrap metal and copper wire theft. In addition, scrap metal recyclers will pay higher penalties if they buy stolen copper or other metals for cash and without proper documentation, according to the legislation passed by the State Legislature in March. The law preempts new local ordinances but grandfathers existing ordinances.
   Broward County residents can now walk, bicycle, rollerblade, jog, recreate and enjoy the first segment of the New River Greenway that parallels I-595 from 136th Avenue to University Drive in Plantation. The Broward County Greenway system is a planned countywide network of safe and clean bicycle, pedestrian paths, nature trails and waterways. The idea was first introduced by Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs in 1999.
Water sports enthusiasts, boaters, anglers, divers, and beach-goers seeking getaway fun in Florida over the long Memorial Day weekend, remember to watch out for manatees, cautions Save the Manatee Club. Human-induced manatee injuries and deaths are an ongoing concern year-round for the manatee population in the Sunshine State, with increased risk on busy boating holidays.
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