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Three questions for the candidates running for governor: Environment

Today on the Florida Phoenix, we start an election series where we ask three questions of the candidates for Florida governor, who face off...

Former Florida Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottcamp – now an oil industry spokesman – falsely...

Former Florida Lt. Governor Jeff Kottcamp told a room full of reporters in Tallahassee that oil from the 2010 BP oil spill “didn’t even...
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Florida’s dog racing tracks are cruel and voters should ban them

The dogs “love to run.” That’s just one of dubious arguments peddled by the tone-deaf Florida gambling relics who are still trying to sell...
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Pets in poverty: New planned Miami animal clinic offers help

It’s a terrible choice: feed your child, or feed your dog?It’s a question one national animal welfare group wants no one in Liberty City,...

Democratic gubernatorial candidates Gwen Graham, Jeff Greene clash over who’s better for the environment

Democratic gubernatorial candidates Gwen Graham and Jeff Greene engaged in a heated public exchange Wednesday afternoon over the candidates’ environmental policies.Graham currently leads the...
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Florida’s Summer of Slime: Stuart and Lake Okeechobee

For several statewide publications, I reported last month on the plight of the Caloosahatchee River and its befouled waters flowing from Lake Okeechobee; delivering slime to...
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A 77-year-old South Florida environmentalist speaks out and gets sued, harrassed. She won’t back...

In Martin County, all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. You may express your opinion–about a dodgy water deal,...

Yes, this really is Rick Scott, Adam Putnam and Pam Bondi’s fault

As horrified people watch dead manatees, marine mammals, fish and hundreds of sea turtles wash up on Florida’s southwest coast, politicians are tripping over...
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The Endangered Species Act has a target on its back

On a remote beach south of Tallahassee last week, a sizeable crowd gathered to watch legendary marine biologist Jack Rudloe release two rescued juvenile...

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson calls for special legislative session to fix public beach access...

U.S. Sen Bill Nelson on Friday called for a special session of the Florida Legislature to repeal the law that is causing controversy and...

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