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Florida’s “City Beautiful” taking its fight over takeout container litter to FL Supreme Court

The City Commission of Coral Gables, which has spent three years trying to ban polystyrene (trade name: Styrofoam) containers, has decided to take its...

Gov. Ron DeSantis declares state of emergency in Hurricane Dorian’s path

As is customary when a hurricane approaches Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis has issued a state of emergency ahead of the storm.The National Weather Service...

Group opposing proposed ‘energy choice’ amendment makes their case on eve of FL Supreme...

The Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday will review a proposed 2020 ballot initiative that would revamp Florida’s electric utility industry.The proposal, sponsored by the...

New FL legislation would set 30-year clean energy goal for state

As the world continues to grow hotter and concerns increase about climate change, two Florida Democratic lawmakers say it’s time for the state to...

Recycling’s problem

Ten years ago, the state set a goal of recycling 75 percent of Florida’s trash by 2020.Now that the deadline is nearly here, it’s...

Updated: State gives confusing signals on prospect of FL black bear hunt

UPDATE:There's confusion over the state's plans on whether Florida might hold a black bear hunt this year.Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Susan...
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It’s taking forever for Hurricane Michael disaster aid to reach the wrecked Florida Panhandle

Joel Schubert still sounds burned up about the wait for U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency trailers to reach people left homeless by Hurricane Michael...

Group files lawsuit to protect coral in FL, Caribbean, and Pacific Ocean

An environmental group has filed suit against the Trump administration, saying federal authorities are failing to protect 12 coral species around Florida and islands...

Florida’s wild cats are showing strange symptoms, state says, and asks for public’s help

A video of an endangered Florida panther trying to get up and follow two others is heartbreaking  - the panther’s back legs simply buckle...

Florida doesn’t need energy efficiency goals anymore, utilities claim

Florida ranks near the bottom of U.S. states when it comes to conserving energy.And during an arcane regulatory meeting last week in Tallahassee, the...

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