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I just found out about the Drought Diary blog by Palm Beach Post reporter Bob King. Interesting stuff — especially the post Are we all in a drought? Really?

I have always preached the necessity of having a campground reservation. Sun-Sentinel columnist Ralph de la Cruz is now lamenting the fact many campsites are booked 11 months in advance after he couldn’t get a campsite for a father/daughter camping outing because everything was already booked. It’s a combination of not having enough public campgrounds, he says, and the fact many people practically live at Florida campgrounds during the winter….

Should conservation land be used to support alternative energy? Many people in St. Lucie are saying no, according to Craig Pittman at the St. Petersburg Times.

And Real Simple magazine has a feature on its Web site about compensating for your carbon footprint. Other links on the page take you to information about cutting energy costs and ways to reuse items in your home.

Finally, there’s an interesting Q&A about the environmental impact of drinking orange juice from concentrate vs. fresh at Slate. Because Florida is the orange juice king, I thought this was interesting on a local angle.

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    jooshynoodle said,

    Hi, your orange juice link was great. I frequently wonder which choice to make myself, frozen or fresh? But make sure to check out the fruit you buy at the store. Even living in Florida, so much of our produce comes from somewhere else. At Publix the other day, I saw that most of the oranges weren’t even from Florida! Go figure.

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    jooshynoodle said,

    As a sidenote, are we ever out of watering restrictions? We are in a forever drought. Maybe one day people will quit watering their lawns when it’s raining.


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