Environment

DeSantis signs new state budget that boosts teacher pay but leaves many of FL’s...

Gov. Ron DeSantis bragged when signing into law a record $101.5 billion state budget on Wednesday about spending boosts for education, mental health assistance,...

DEP Secretary Valenstein resigns; says he will continue to work in ‘environmental community’

Noah Valenstein, secretary of Florida's Department of Environmental Protection, announced his resignation Thursday, effective on Friday, June 4. Gov. Ron DeSantis' office acknowledged late Thursday...

U.S. Rep. Castor calls on DeSantis to veto ‘dirty energy’ bill that blocks local...

Florida cities that want to cut ties with oil and gas and convert to clean energy will not be able to do so if...

Goliath grouper making a comeback in Florida, so let’s kill ‘em

This is a fish story. A really BIG fish story. Florida’s waters are as full of odd creatures as our streets are. We’ve got walking...

Heading for a national park? The ‘biggest season in the history of the Park...

Leaders of a U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday extolled national parks for providing a respite during the COVID-19 pandemic, but cautioned that enthusiasm for...

Sales-tax holiday on disaster supplies starts Friday ahead of active 2021 hurricane season

A Florida sales-tax holiday on disaster supplies begins Friday, four days before the official start of what is expected to be another tumultuous hurricane...

Despite some legislative action, FL’s response to rising seas and flash flooding will take...

Florida communities vulnerable to an estimated $30 billion in property damage from tidal flooding and flash flooding through 2030 will get unprecedented state help...

Seminole tribe to defend new FL gambling compact at federal level: We ‘have our...

Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Seminole Tribe of Florida are celebrating their success last week in advancing a 30-year agreement on gambling worth at...

Biden allocates $1B to prepare for hurricane, wildfire season

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is doubling the amount of federal funding to help states prepare for natural disasters like hurricanes and wildfires, he...

FL allowing mining of state-owned wetlands has a certain smell to it

I got another speeding ticket a couple of weeks ago. I’m not proud of that fact. It’s my first in quite a while, but...

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