Global average sea level has risen about 8 inches since 1900, driven by expansion of the warming ocean, melting of mountain glaciers, and losses from the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets. This rise has caused coastal cities to see an uprising in flooding, both during storms and as “sunny-day” flooding from tides alone. These flooding events disrupt economies, make it difficult to deliver emergency services, and disproportionately affect older, and low socioeconomic status populations.Read More
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84 Year Old Lady Wins $370 Million Powerball Jackpot
Powerball winner Gloria C. Mackenzie, 84, leaves the lottery office escorted by her son Scott Mackenzie, right, after claiming a single lump-sum payment of about $370.9 million before taxes on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, in Tallahassee, Fla. Officials say she is the largest sole lottery winner in U.S. history.
Source: (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)
High School Teacher Olivia Spraurer Forced To Quit For Modeling Pics
Olivia Sprauer taught English at Martin High School in Florida by day and modeled under the name Victoria Valentine James in her spare time.
On April 29th she was called into the principle’s office and shown a photo that had been sent to the principal. Sprauer admitted it was her in the photo.
The principal asked for her resignation and had her escorted off campus.
Checkout More photos of Victoria James after the jump. Read More
Coca Cola Invests $2 Billion In Florida’s Orange Groves
Coca-Cola has invested $2 billion in 25,000 acres of orange groves in Florida to ensure the freshness of their orange juice brands, Simply Orange and Minute Maid. Coke hopes to offer consumers the freshest product year round
George Zimmerman Arrested
Sinead O’Connors Thoughts on Trayvon Martin
Ireland Pop artist Sinead O’Connor dropped some knowledge on her website about the Trayvon Martin story. Checkout her blog below:
22.03.12 Treyvon Martin
I would like to extend my very deepest sympathies to the family and other loved ones of murdered teenager, Treyvon Martin. I am very sad today (and am certain the whole of Ireland is) to learn of poor Treyvon’s terrifying ordeal and horrified by the fact his known and named and admitted killer has not been arrested, despite the crime having taken place a month ago. This is a disgrace to the entire human race.
For those out there who believe black people to be less than pure royalty, let me inform you of a little known, but scientifically proven, many times over, FACT. Which after reading, you will hopefully feel both very stupid and very sorry. For you dishonor your own mothers and grandmothers.
EVERY human being on earth, no matter what their culture, creed, skin colour, or nationality, shares one gene traceable back to one African woman. Scientists have named it ‘The Eve Gene’. This means ALL of us, even ridiculously stupid, ignorant, perverted, blaspheming racists are the descendants of one African woman.
Justice For Trayvon Martin
On February 26, a young black male, Trayvon Martin was shot and killed as he walked to a family member’s home to watch the NBA All Star game from a convenience store where he had just bought some skittles and an ice tea. He was only 17 years-old. …
Watch and listen to Police Call below:
Yesterday supporters of Trayvon Martin wore hoodies and marched in New York and Florida. Read More