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Veep’s glib and evasive answer on climate change and hurricanes bugs Florida man

Last week, the big news out of the vice-presidential debate was the bug news. A fly landed on Vice President Mike Pence’s head and...

Thousands of public comments show overwhelming opposition to M-CORES toll-road projects

More than 90 percent of people who commented on proposed construction of three massive toll roads through rural Florida oppose the plan, according to...

FL citrus forecast: Demand still up for OJ but next crop will be smaller

Consumers’ appetite for Florida-grown orange juice remains relatively strong after surging seven months ago when coronavirus took hold in the United States.But Florida orange...

A whale of a tale gets a happy ending (for now)

The world’s most endangered whales got some good news last week. It’s quite a tale.Before he came down with coronavirus due to consistently ignoring...

By popular demand, climate change was added late to presidential debate agenda, confirming candidate...

President Donald Trump claimed Tuesday night he wants “immaculate” air and water but conceded he has rolled back automobile fuel economy standards, withdrawn from...

Phosphate waste threatens bay again, so what if we bottled it?

Seventeen years ago, when I was a reporter for what was then known as the St. Petersburg Times, I drove across the Sunshine Skyway...
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This column stinks — and so does the way FL handles its poop

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis held a big event at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, which is the only government facility in the nation...

CLIMATE CHANGE: As scientists issue dire warnings, how will 2020 voters in FL respond?

For scientist Pam McVety, electing a climate-focused president this fall represents the last chance for Americans to pull back from the brink of climate...

Free speech rights: Lawyers ask U.S. Supreme Court to overturn judgment in environmentalist Hurchalla...

Lawyers for Martin County environmental activist Maggy Hurchalla have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a $4.4-million judgment in a South Florida lawsuit.Hurchalla,...

Gov. DeSantis views the damage Hurricane Sally left behind in Escambia, Santa Rosa counties

State officials are investigating how a barge came unmoored during Hurricane Sally and heavily damaged Three Mile Bridge across Pensacola Bay, Gov. Ron DeSantis...

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