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Gov. DeSantis wants to boost state regulations to improve water quality

Gov. Ron DeSantis is pushing for tighter regulation of water resources and agriculture runoff to improve water quality across Florida.He plans to ask lawmakers...

No more denying on climate change, says a GOP chair in state Senate

Just a few years ago, some GOP colleagues “emotionally shut down” when confronted with climate-change science and the urgency of addressing it, Republican State...
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Hemp hype? Some observers fear the state is setting up small farmers for failure

Hemp — the hip, new superstar of the agriculture world — is getting a lot of buzz within farming and political circles in Florida...

Environmentalists mostly welcome Florida’s plan to spend VW settlement money on cleaner buses

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced this week that it will use most of the $166 million it received in Volkswagen settlement...

The word from the Panhandle: ‘We don’t have time’ for delay with hurricane recovery

Time is running out for hurricane victims in Northwest Florida, a group of state and local leaders warned Thursday, citing continuing suffering since Category...
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Watered-down plan advances to filter algae from Lake Okeechobee overflow

Plans to build a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee – which environmentalists say won’t be large enough to filter toxic algae that can flow...

Climate Change Could Make Borrowing Costlier for States and Cities

Someday soon, analysts will determine that a city or county, or maybe a school district or utility, is so vulnerable to sea level rise,...

Hoping to ward off wildfires, Ag Commissioner imposes new restrictions on prescribed burning

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried imposed fresh restrictions Tuesday on prescribed burning and promised to increase penalties for people who violate the rules.Henceforth, forestry...
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Democratic Ag Commissioner Nikki Fried faces criticism: “Why is she accepting money from fossil...

Last month, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried’s political committee got a $25,000 contribution from one of the state’s biggest utility companies – Florida Power &...

Students from across Florida skip school to participate in global youth climate strike

Worried for their future on a planet that grows hotter every year, thousands of young people showed up at protest rallies around the Sunshine State...

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