Environment

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Florida’s Summer of Slime: Stuart and Lake Okeechobee

For several statewide publications, I reported last month on the plight of the Caloosahatchee River and its befouled waters flowing from Lake Okeechobee; delivering slime to...
maggy at the podium

A 77-year-old South Florida environmentalist speaks out and gets sued, harrassed. She won’t back...

In Martin County, all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. You may express your opinion–about a dodgy water deal,...

Yes, this really is Rick Scott, Adam Putnam and Pam Bondi’s fault

As horrified people watch dead manatees, marine mammals, fish and hundreds of sea turtles wash up on Florida’s southwest coast, politicians are tripping over...
guy releasing sea turtle

The Endangered Species Act has a target on its back

On a remote beach south of Tallahassee last week, a sizeable crowd gathered to watch legendary marine biologist Jack Rudloe release two rescued juvenile...

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson calls for special legislative session to fix public beach access...

U.S. Sen Bill Nelson on Friday called for a special session of the Florida Legislature to repeal the law that is causing controversy and...
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Florida man catches tuna as big as a bear

An angler reeled in a bluefin tuna as heavy as a Grizzly bear in May 2017 off Florida’s Panhandle coast from a boat called...
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Grumpy rich people to public: Get off my lawn – er, public beach!

Maybe we’ve all been taking our right to stroll unfettered along Florida’s beaches for granted. Because it looks like a flap that exploded last...

Green groups sue to block Trump’s offshore drilling plan in Gulf of Mexico

Four environmental groups filed a lawsuit today against the Trump administration for its decision to open more than 78 million acres of the Gulf...
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The Florida Legislature keeps stomping on local laws

After the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in South Florida, the mayors of twenty Florida cities filed a legal challenge to...

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