Environment

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An inside view of Andrew Gillum’s ideas that could reshape Florida

With Tuesday night’s victory by Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum in the headlines – and changing the landscape of politics in the state – the...

To Florida Legislature: Pass the fracking ban in 2019

Stymied over the past three years, a coalition of environmental and business groups issued a letter calling on Florida lawmakers to ban the controversial...

Florida environmentalists blast Trump proposal on power plant standards, saying “health disaster” will result

Environmentalists and some public officials in Florida criticized an Environmental Protection Agency proposal released today which gives states more authority to make their own...

Manatee deaths on the rise; Red Tide blamed

A troubling and stunning number of manatees have been dying – 554 so far this year, with four more months to go, according to...
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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 Kottkamp – now an oil industry spokesman – falsely...

Former Florida Lt. Governor Jeff Kottkamp 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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