Environment

RE: Florida boaters. Shouldn’t we expect them to have learned how to avoid hitting...

Have you ever gone really fast on a boat?Your vessel leaps across the waves like a thoroughbred jumping a series of fences. The engines...

National climate-action group names FL co-chairs to lead campaign

Florida Sen. Jose Javier Rodriguez and three other Floridians will head the Sunshine State’s coalition of state leaders and activists advocating for political change...

Lawmakers: Trump’s environmental rollbacks threaten minority communities

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is suspending key environmental reviews during the pandemic and critics warn the move could further harm poor and minority...

Unfortunately for FL’s environment, the word ‘preserve’ doesn’t really mean ‘preserved’

Florida can be such an odd place.In the 1980s our tourism slogan bragged that “the rules are different here,” and that’s still the case....

More-than-usual hurricanes mixed with COVID-19 will require new ways to keep safe and prepared

Floridians who evacuate into emergency shelters during this hurricane season will find markedly different conditions than before because of COVID-19. They might not land...

Florida Forever becomes Florida never in the hands of the Legislature

Last week, at a time when we all needed a little good news, Florida’s governor and Cabinet held one of their rare meetings and...

Court dismisses youth-led climate lawsuit, crafts ruling for appeal

State Circuit Judge Kevin Carroll on Monday dismissed a youth-led climate lawsuit filed in Florida against state officials but promised to write his ruling...

‘Above-normal’ Atlantic hurricane season expected, with a tax holiday to stock up on supplies

The first day of hurricane season begins Monday, with experts projecting a busy Atlantic hurricane season. Meanwhile, Floridians can take advantage of the state's hurricane...

Two years later, relief for timber losses due to Hurricane Michael is authorized

A state-federal agreement securing $380.7 million in federal grants for north Florida’s timber industry is finally official, authorizing payments to qualified timber growers to...

All the gorgeous beaches that belong to Florida’s taxpayers face a great threat: climate...

Last week, Stephen Leatherman, aka “Dr. Beach,” announced his selection as the best beach in the United States -- one in the Florida Panhandle,...

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