Environment

Gov. DeSantis announces that federal aid is on the way to prepare for Isaias

The Trump administration has agreed to Florida’s request for aid in preparing for Hurricane Isaias, including expenses associated with storm shelters, Gov. Ron DeSantis...

DeSantis declares state of emergency for 19 counties as Hurricane Isaias strengthens

Preparing for Hurricane Isaias as COVID-19 infections and deaths continue, Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a state of emergency on Friday for 19 counties along...

To cover Gov. DeSantis news conference, reporters had to undergo invasive nasal swab testing...

Reporters who showed up for at the Florida Emergency Operations Center Friday for Gov. Ron DeSantis’ briefing on Hurricane Isaias, which has prompted tropical...

FL’s homely gopher tortoises: ‘It’s kind of questionable how long they can persist,’ biologist...

Gopher tortoises are homely creatures. They have a face that only another gopher could love.I saw one once that gave me the most baleful...

Questions about sunscreen safety remain unanswered as FL summer traditions resume

Questions raised by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about the safety of certain popular sunscreens remain unanswered as Florida reopens its beaches, amusement...
The Everglades

House passes bipartisan public lands bill; next stop president’s desk

WASHINGTON — Major environmental legislation sailed through Congress Wednesday while the nation’s political leaders were stuck in intense negotiations over the contours of a...

Is a big phosphate company using legal tactics to scare FL environmentalists?

I want to be clear about one thing, right up front. This is all perfectly legal.In an area of Florida where water use has...

Electric vehicles: FL using VW settlement dollars for more charging stations statewide

Interstate highways in Florida will see installation of additional electric-vehicle (EV) charging stations this summer, thanks to $8.6 million from $166 million of settlement...

The thought of going without those sweet and salty Apalachicola oysters for five years...

One thing that makes Florida such a special place is our food. The divine Key lime pie served in the Keys, the savory croquetas...

‘Continuing to build in vulnerable areas does not make sense’

Six months ago, back when we could still safely leave the house, I drove down to Key West to give a talk about books....

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