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According to a new report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Jacksonville ranks among the worst cities in the nation when it comes to energy efficiency and promoting clean energy.

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NPR’s new project, The Plastic Tide, explores the effects of plastic waste on our environment.

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On Friday, September 20, hundreds of thousands of people across the U.S. — and the world — will take to the streets in Climate Strikes to demand that world leaders, our government, and the fossil fuel industry change course immediately to avoid a climate catastrophe. 

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The fight over abortion rights is heating up around the country. And, as several states around the country are making it harder for women to obtain an abortion, more women are getting involved in the issue and being recruited to run for office.

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Friday on First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, our panel of journalists on the Media Roundtable looked at all the biggest stories of the week, including:

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Purdue Pharma and its owners, members of the Sackler family, have tentatively reached the first comprehensive settlement with thousands of different parties, for the devastation caused by the opioid epidemic.  Under the tentative deal, the Sackler family would pay $3 billion in cash over seven years.

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The Duval County Public Schoosl Board has hired lawyers in its fight to get a sales tax referendum before local voters.

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September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

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Friday on First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, our panel of journalists on the Media Roundtable looked at the top stories of the week, including:

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We took a closer look at some of the ways Hurricane Dorian impacted the First Coast with Kerri Stewart, Senior VP and Chief Customer Officer at JEA.

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Wednesday's program was devoted to coverage of Hurricane Dorian.

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We devoted the full program to the latest on Hurricane Dorian, and how Northeast Florida is preparing for it. 

riday roundtable (clockwise from top) Claire Goforth, Dan Scanlan, Melissa Ross, Charles Griggs and Timothy Gibbons.
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Friday on First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross, our panel of journalists on the Media Roundtable looked at the top stories of the week, including:

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