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BLUE CARBON

By Admin.naples@floridaweekly.com | June 23, 2022

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 and stored through photosynthesis by all types of terrestrial forests is referred to as green carbon. This has led to calls to plant trees […]

Florida’s next commodity: Tea?

By Admin.naples@floridaweekly.com | June 23, 2022

It’s decidedly iced tea season in Florida, but whether you take your tea hot or iced, sweet or unsweet, black or green, the infused leaf in your cup could soon come from a Florida farm. University of Florida researchers are investigating whether you can grow tea plants in the Sunshine State. Their findings from a years-long trial at the UF/ […]

The summer line

By Admin.naples@floridaweekly.com | June 23, 2022

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

By Admin.naples@floridaweekly.com | June 23, 2022

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 […]

NEWS BRIEFS

By Admin.naples@floridaweekly.com | June 23, 2022

Bonita Naples Rotary celebrates 30 years with a musical event In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Bonita Naples Rotary Club, a Neil Diamond Tribute performance will be held at the Stage restaurant in Bonita Springs on Saturday, June 25, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $69 for the dinner and show. The club will also host […]

Naples Senior Center hosts topping off celebration for new permanent home

By Admin.naples@floridaweekly.com | June 23, 2022

Trustees and other senior leadership from the Naples Senior Center got a sneak preview of the nonprofit’s new permanent home at a Topping Off Celebration at its future site. The invitation only event celebrated the general finishing of the structure of the building and marked yet another milestone in the growth of Naples Senior Center. Construction began on the 30,000-square-foot […]

City of Bonita Springs announces annual Star-Spangled Bonita event

By Admin.naples@floridaweekly.com | June 23, 2022

The City of Bonita Springs will be hosting its annual Star-Spangled Bonita 4th of July 2022 Event. The celebration will take place on Monday, July 4, in downtown Bonita Springs at Riverside Park – 10450 Reynolds St. In the morning on July 4, the Bonita Springs Professional Firefighters Local 3444 will host its annual July 4th Parade. The parade will […]

Life expectancy in U.S. increases, with gaps among some groups

By Admin.naples@floridaweekly.com | June 23, 2022

From 2000-2019, overall life expectancy in the United States increased by 2.3 years, but the increase was not consistent among racial and ethnic groups and by geographic area. In addition, most of these gains were before 2010. This is according to a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health that examined trends in life expectancy at the county […]

Bonita Springs Lions Charities donation reaches Florida Lions Eye Clinic milestone

By Admin.naples@floridaweekly.com | June 23, 2022

The Bonita Springs Lions Charities reached a significant milestone in its history of charitable contributions to the Florida Lions Eye Clinic. In June, with a grant contribution of $6,000, their total of contributions to the Florida Lions Eye Clinic has surpassed $400,000. The Bonita Springs Lions Charities has been a supporter of the clinic since its founding in 2008. Their […]

Men: Prioritize your health; Lee Health can help

By Admin.naples@floridaweekly.com | June 23, 2022

June is National Men’s Health Month, which encourages men to stay healthy by eating right, exercising and getting regular medical checkups to prevent disease and injury. I know we don’t always do the best job tending to our health — many men only go to the doctor when they think they have a serious medical condition. But, for men, preventive […]