Leslye Jacobs is a longtime environmental advocate and a once-proud University of Miami Hurricane. But two weeks ago, when she learned that the university had sold a swath of endangered pine rockland forest to a Palm Beach Gardens-based developer that planned to build a Walmart, Jacobs, the director of an education nonprofit, was disgusted. So she started a petition against the development on MoveOn.org.
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"I saw the news and right away I was just so angry," Jacobs tells Riptide. "I was feeling physically sick about it."More »