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Restoration

Taking decisions on matters of practical consequence and acting upon them to enable an element of the environment to revert to a sustainablecapable of lasting over time, durable. better ecological balance, is the essence of restoration.

Taking decisions to apply tax dollars to matters of no practical consequence is the same as taking a decision to do nothing and watch the decline of a given water body in need of restoration. Worse: to measure water qualityA term used to describe the chemical, physical, and biological characteristics of water, usually in respect to its suitability for a particular purpose. in such a way as to as to ignore adverse effects of pollutantSomething which contaminates (water, the air, etc.) with harmful or poisonous substances. growths in the water body is unacceptable policy.

Time is the most precious and valued commodity of all.

Restoration requires that a starting point be defined in fairly precise terms and the intended results be qualified so that a measure of success or failure can be taken at a future date. A restoration project can thus be evaluated over time and abandoned, or continued, with or without changes, following principles of Adaptive ManagementA management process involving a defined start position and a defined objective position, whereby the progress toward the objective can be measured, in order that judgments may be made as to degree of achievement reached and the process continued in the same or a revised form, or abandoned.. No matter the outcome of any particular project, the aim must always be to become better equipped to restore the environment to a sustainablecapable of lasting over time, durable. better balance after embarking upon a project.

It is this principle by which the Board of Directors of the Amy H Remley Foundation will evaluate every project as a candidate for application of the freely donated funds under its control.

Drawing upon the learning experience of the past as reflected on this website, certain issues contributing to ecological imbalances in the environment can be listed - not necessarily in any order of significance:

There is no panacea to restoring environmental balance; only a carefully planned step by step approach holds any promise of succeeding.

News and Views
News Items

November 30, 2013
On environment, shortsightedness costs Florida big.
Scott Maxwell, Taking Names.
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October 9, 2013
Fuel Cell Today analysis.
The Fuel Cell Industry Review 2013.
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September 25, 2013
Fuel Cell Today analysis.
The Potential for Fuel Cell Prime Power in Japan.
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August 1, 2013
Duke Energy to cancel proposed Levy County nuclear plant.
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May 22, 2013
Fuel Cell Today analysis.
Electrolysers for Renewable Energy Efficiency.
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March 13, 2013
Beyond Electricity: Using Renewables Effectively.
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September 24, 2012
Sewer Systems Legal Filing.
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February 1, 2012
Fuel Cell Today update.
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January 13, 2012
Sewer Agenda.
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December 23, 2011
Scientist: Water account overdrawn.
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Novemver 14, 2011
Submission to the Citrus County Commissioner, 14 November, 2011.
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