Environment

Feds ramp up emergency help for states hit by extreme weather; vaccine shipments impacted

WASHINGTON—White House officials said Thursday that they have been in close touch with governors in storm-stricken states including Louisiana and Kansas to extend emergency...

FL lawmakers trying to squash Key West voters’ wishes, but forget one thing

You hear a lot around Presidents’ Day and other patriotic holidays about how great democracy is and how important voting is. But in Florida,...

FL Legislature 2021: Lawmakers will address symptoms of climate change, but what about causes?

As climate-change denial gradually fades, Republicans leading all three branches of government in Florida face a reckoning: How will the state pay for damage...

New Gulf of Mexico whale species has same old problem: Us

Nearly two years ago, I stood on the edge of an enormous hole in the sand at Fort DeSoto in St. Pete Beach, trying...

North Carolina’s Regan approved by Senate environment panel as EPA chief

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee voted Tuesday to move forward the nomination of Michael Regan to lead the EPA.Following that bipartisan...

U.S. Interior department delays last-minute Trump rule that would weaken bird protections

The Interior Department is delaying a last-minute Trump administration rule that would have weakened a century-old law protecting migratory birds, Interior officials said Thursday.Two...
algae bloom

DeSantis’ budget on algae blooms offers plenty of irony

If you live in Florida, you will never suffer from an irony deficiency.Just look around you. We have real estate developments with names like...
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Coalition touts FL clean-energy plan to protect climate and create jobs

Converting to clean energy as Florida works to rebuild its pandemic-ravaged economy would create sustainable, sorely needed jobs and fend off the dangers of...

Rick Scott now acknowledges climate change, but still won’t do anything about it

The first time I met Rick Scott was a few months after he became governor of Florida. Back then, it sometimes seemed his vocabulary...

FL environmentalists applaud Biden orders to address climate change

Two of Florida’s leading environmental organizations applauded President Joe Biden Wednesday for issuing executive orders to slow climate change that is fueling more frequent...

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