Environment

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Grumpy rich people to public: Get off my lawn – er, public beach!

Maybe we’ve all been taking our right to stroll unfettered along Florida’s beaches for granted. Because it looks like a flap that exploded last...

Green groups sue to block Trump’s offshore drilling plan in Gulf of Mexico

Four environmental groups filed a lawsuit today against the Trump administration for its decision to open more than 78 million acres of the Gulf...
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The Florida Legislature keeps stomping on local laws

After the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in South Florida, the mayors of twenty Florida cities filed a legal challenge to...

The feds say they will keep releasing vile Lake Okeechobee pollution to coasts

Despite the nasty fluorescent green algae outbreak that’s happening off South Florida’s east and west coasts, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has resumed...

Scott seeks oily bucks for U.S. Senate campaign

Gov. Rick Scott is flying to Oklahoma City this Thursday to seek political contributions from a who’s who of American fracking, oil, and coal...
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Legendary conservationist Nathaniel Reed dies at 84

One of the most prominent conservationists in Florida, Nathaniel Pryor Reed, died Wednesday. Reed was 84 and passed away after falling and hitting his...

Legendary conservationist Nat Reed dies at 84

One of the most prominent conservationists in Florida, Nathaniel Pryor Reed, died Wednesday. Reed was 84 and passed away after falling and hitting his...
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What’s in our food? Florida congressman calls federal GMO labeling plan “grossly inadequate.”

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan announced this week that he has filed a formal objection letter with the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, calling its food...

Gov. Scott Declares State of Emergency Over Green Slime Outbreak

Gov. Rick Scott has issued an emergency declaration over the nasty  toxic algae outbreak in South Florida. It applies in Glades, Hendry, Lee, Martin,...

The boy lawmaker from the family farm grows up — into a sellout

It’s shocking how Adam Putnam doesn’t get the respect he so richly deserves. The man has something like $37 million in his campaign account....

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