Environment

In the aftermath of Michael, Gov. Scott warns residents to be careful

Florida Governor Rick Scott on Thursday said it's far too early to understand how much damage Hurricane Michael inflicted on the state, but warned...
andrew gillum

The politics of disaster, Florida-style

Hurricane Michael hasn’t hit land and it’s already political. Not only is the general election around the corner, but one full-time Tallahassee resident (Democrat...
algae bloom

A unique environmental plan for Florida: Gillum promises to actually crack down on polluters

Democratic candidate for governor Andrew Gillum released his environmental policy last week, and it differs markedly from his Republican opponent Ron DeSantis in many...
Fl Capitol

Tallahassee Democrat newspaper teams up with PR firm as “sponsor” and right-wing think tank...

Well, here’s a what-the-heck headline for this week: The Tallahassee Democrat newspaper is so concerned about how Florida’s capital city will be portrayed in...

A closer look at Florida Constitutional Amendment 9

Amendment 9: Prohibits Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling; Prohibits Vaping in Enclosed Indoor WorkplacesBALLOT SUMMARY: "Prohibits drilling for the exploration or extraction of oil...

E-cigarette use an “epidemic” among Florida teens

The number of Florida teens and pre-teens – ages 11 to 17 – who use e-cigarettes has spiked 60 percent in the last year,...
hurricane cleanup

Federal U.S. Inspector General investigating Gov. Scott’s DOT for hurricane cleanup contract’s high prices

A federal agency says it is beginning an investigation into Gov. Rick Scott’s Department of Transportation over questionable contracts to remove storm debris after...
algae bloom

Environmentalists file new legal action to force state to spend conservation money the way...

A coalition of environmental groups says Florida’s algae outbreaks and subsequent marine life die-offs are so severe that the Leon Circuit Court should immediately...

Citizens rising up against the Florida Legislature, Gov. Rick Scott, and private property zealots

There’s a citizen uprising happening in the Panhandle’s Walton County. So far, about 8,000 people have signed sworn affidavits asserting that they use the...

Even Trump’s Republican Bros say he’s off-base in denying the number of Puerto Rico...

President Trump’s controversial tweet that questions how many  Puerto Ricans were killed by last year’s Hurricane Maria ignited a furious reaction by Florida lawmakers...

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