Environment

Environmentalists: Gov. DeSantis’ budget falls short of pent-up needs

Representing a new theme song for environmental issues in Florida, observers say Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is doing better than his predecessors but is...

Watchdog agency: 92 percent of FL Superfund sites at risk from climate change

WASHINGTON — Dozens of the most contaminated sites in Florida are in areas that could be vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, according...

Gov. DeSantis calls his state budget proposals “doable, possible.” But not everyone will be...

With plans to boost teacher pay and continue environmental initiatives, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday outlined his $91.4 billion state budget proposal for Florida...

Democrats denounce GOP preemption bills for stifling fight against climate change

Democratic lawmakers in Florida demanding clean-energy and climate-change policies said Wednesday that the first thing Republicans can do to help is stop blocking local...

Global warming puts heat on military bases – Florida installations included

Spiking incidence of heat stroke and heat exhaustion among U.S. service personnel is requiring military leaders to ramp up prevention and response, according to...

USDA authorizes $380 million in timber relief for hurricane victims

Timber growers who sustained $1.3 billion in losses in north Florida due to Hurricane Michael in October 2018 are in line for $380.7 million...

Long-awaited water-quality funding could ‘transform’ Florida

Requesting a second year of record funding for water-quality projects, Florida’s top environmental official told state senators Thursday that dedicated annual funding could transform...

Water wars: FL blames Georgia for the demise of its prized oyster population in...

Attorneys for Georgia and Florida are returning to the courtroom Thursday for a proceeding that could have major impact on southwest Georgia farmers who...

Hurricane victims face growing fire threat from ravaged forests; 4,200 acres have burned

While the threat of wildfires continues to heat up, foresters in the hurricane-devastated Panhandle are still waiting for disaster aid to help them remove...
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Gov. DeSantis unveils water-quality website for the public; promised legislation still under wraps

Gov. Ron DeSantis unveiled a Florida water-quality website Tuesday to raise public awareness about water pollution, related health risks, and cleanup initiatives.It also raises...

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