Gulf of Mexico

350 Pensacola

Members of the environmental activism group 350 Pensacola are planning to travel to New Orleans on Wednesday. The trip will coincide with the federal sale of leases to more than 42 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for new oil and gas development.

“This Wednesday, March 23 is certainly one of the most important days ever in the modern history of the Gulf of Mexico,” said Christian Wagley, program chairperson for 350 Pensacola.

Photo via Flickr//Abraham Chacko

Fifty-two is the magic number for recreational fishing for red snapper in Florida waters for 2014. WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody reports that’s how many days the species can be sought.

Meeting on Wednesday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission set the red snapper period from May 24 -- the Saturday before Memorial Day – through July 14. Amanda Nally at FWC says the dates are by design to include two of the three summer holidays.

Think Beyond

'Think Beyond' Looks At Education

Local nonprofit group, Think Beyond, is hosting their quarterly community dialogue tonight. The topic is education. Think Beyond is a community group focused on sustainability and innovation. 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Pensacola Museum of Art.

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