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Saving the Gulf Coast for both birds and people: A massive effort

The National Audubon Society is recommending $1.7-billion in projects, including key programs in Florida, to restore and conserve the Gulf of Mexico region from...
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Environmental groups win key Everglades protection legal fight

Seven environmental groups won a key legal victory Monday in a case over pollution in two of South Florida’s most critical natural areas: Everglades...

Meet Florida’s first Director of Cannabis

Florida has its first cannabis director. And her marching orders are to give more patients access to legal marijuana.State Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried on...
Constitution

Power to the people? Lawmakers want to ditch a state commission that has spurred...

From prohibiting offshore oil and gas drilling to phasing out the troubled industry of greyhound racing, Floridians went to the polls last November to...
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You want a straw with that? Battle over plastic pollution in Fl Legislature

Several cities in Florida have passed ordinances in recent years to ban plastic straws, bags, and polystyrene containers as part of a growing campaign...

Two Florida congressmen fighting against animal cruelty

Two Florida members of Congress want to make it a federal crime to abuse an animal.Boca Raton Democrat Ted Deutch and Sarasota Republican Vern...
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FL Gov. DeSantis is for smokable pot for sick people; pushes Legislature to quickly...

Saying "We need to have the people’s will represented," Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday pushed the Florida Legislature to quickly fix the state's medical...
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Thanks but no thanks, Rick Scott

On the same night Donald Trump got on national television to spew a pack of nonsense about the border “crisis,” Florida’s ultimate bottom-feeder, Rick...

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor’s moment

U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor has represented Tampa in the House of Representatives for the past dozen years, but her national profile has suddenly gone...
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DeSantis issues broad directive on water pollution, but something big is missing

UPDATED to include South Florida Water Management District board resignationsGov. Ron DeSantis got headlines and photo opportunities Thursday for a major executive order he...

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