Environment

Phosphate waste threatens bay again, so what if we bottled it?

Seventeen years ago, when I was a reporter for what was then known as the St. Petersburg Times, I drove across the Sunshine Skyway...
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This column stinks — and so does the way FL handles its poop

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis held a big event at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, which is the only government facility in the nation...

CLIMATE CHANGE: As scientists issue dire warnings, how will 2020 voters in FL respond?

For scientist Pam McVety, electing a climate-focused president this fall represents the last chance for Americans to pull back from the brink of climate...

Free speech rights: Lawyers ask U.S. Supreme Court to overturn judgment in environmentalist Hurchalla...

Lawyers for Martin County environmental activist Maggy Hurchalla have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a $4.4-million judgment in a South Florida lawsuit.Hurchalla,...

Gov. DeSantis views the damage Hurricane Sally left behind in Escambia, Santa Rosa counties

State officials are investigating how a barge came unmoored during Hurricane Sally and heavily damaged Three Mile Bridge across Pensacola Bay, Gov. Ron DeSantis...

Handing federal wetlands permitting to FL DEP is an idea that’s all wet

Florida is best known for its gorgeous beaches, but we also have a lot of wetlands. Bogs, swamps, marshes, you name it, we’ve got...

Hurricane Sally moves ashore, bringing “catastrophic and life-threatening” flooding

Governor Ron DeSantis plans to tour storm-ravaged northwest Florida Thursday in a Coast Guard flyover in the wake of Hurricane Sally, which made landfall...

State of emergency for Escambia, Santa Rosa counties, in preparation for Hurricane Sally

UPDATE: Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday expanded an executive order  related to Hurricane Sally to include the counties of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Bay, Calhoun,...
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Vote as if your life depends on it, because this time it does

Whom you vote for matters. Your life and the life of your family depend on you voting for candidates who listen to experts and...

Craig Pittman: Florida panthers imperiled by presidential pen

Nearly 40 years ago, Florida leaders asked the state’s schoolchildren to vote on naming Florida’s official state animal.Some classes treated it like an actual...

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