Environment

These boots were made for talkin’

With Florida at ground zero for the sea level rise that comes from a warming planet, A South Florida lawmaker is showing up at...

Partisan divide: Democrats and Republicans lay out two visions for Florida at 2019 Legislature...

Republicans and Democrats laid out dramatically different visions for Florida on Tuesday, the first day of the 2019 legislative session.In his inaugural State of...
right whales

New Florida AG “examining” 10-state lawsuit filed to block underwater blasting that harms whales,...

When 10 states along the Atlantic seaboard recently joined a federal lawsuit to stop offshore drilling companies from doing loud underwater blasting that hurts...
graduates

What do people from all walks of life really think about FL’s education system?

Education isn’t high on the list when it comes to the most important issues facing Florida, according to a new statewide poll.Jobs and the...

The people you elected are not actually the key to making laws happen. Guess...

In journalism school, we got two directives to guide our reporting careers:If your mother says she loves you, check it out. Follow the...

No, you can’t own a pet meerkat, state says

State wildlife officials, already battling invasive exotic pests like Burmese pythons and iguanas that run rampant in South Florida, just put out a list...
right whales

Groups ask court to block Trump-issued permits to harm thousands of Atlantic marine creatures

Saying that the Trump administration’s approval for five corporations to conduct loud underwater blasting to find oil and gas along the Atlantic seaboard will...
Reddish Egret

Saving the Gulf Coast for both birds and people: A massive effort

The National Audubon Society is recommending $1.7-billion in projects, including key programs in Florida, to restore and conserve the Gulf of Mexico region from...
The Everglades

Environmental groups win key Everglades protection legal fight

Seven environmental groups won a key legal victory Monday in a case over pollution in two of South Florida’s most critical natural areas: Everglades...

Meet Florida’s first Director of Cannabis

Florida has its first cannabis director. And her marching orders are to give more patients access to legal marijuana.State Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried on...

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