Environment

On campaign trail in FL, Trump reverses course, extends ban on offshore oil drilling;...

President Donald Trump, on the campaign trail in Jupiter Tuesday, signed an order extending a moratorium on oil drilling off Florida’s Gulf and Atlantic...

Nature is finding ways to adapt to how we’ve changed the climate. What are...

The speakers at last week's Republican National Convention used a lot of words — nearly 78,000 of them, according to a report in Forbes....

Why Florida’s DEP stands for Delayed Environmental Protection

Do you ever break the law? I do, all the time. I constantly drive faster than the speed limit. Partly it’s because I am...

Tropical storms Laura, Marco expect to threaten Gulf Coast; Laura may impact FL Keys,...

The National Weather Service reports Saturday morning that Tropical Storm Laura is heading toward Puerto Rico and Marco, also a Tropical Storm, is in...

Conservation groups call for removal of top federal land management official Pendley, saying he’s...

President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Bureau of Land Management will continue leading the agency even after his nomination is withdrawn, leading the...

Musings on Florida and the politics of pythons

A year ago, I tagged along with a couple of professional python hunters searching the Everglades for the big snakes. We spent six hours...

FL Keys board OKs release of genetically modified ‘Frankenskeeters’ to combat mosquito-borne illness

Over vocal protests, the last permission needed to start releasing hundreds of millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys was granted on...
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New housing assistance for victims of Hurricane Michael starts Sept. 1

Close to two years after Hurricane Michael devastated north Florida and left thousands of Floridians homeless, the region still struggles to recover and continues...

On FL’s Rainbow River, something nearly miraculous happened: A developer listened to reason

One of the most delightful ways to spend a summer day in Florida is to ride an inner tube down a spring-fed river.I’ve probably...

Why is the governor leaving important environmental posts unfilled?

One of the trickiest jobs a governor has is picking the right people to run various state agencies. Ideally, he or she must find...

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