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

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...

Musings on Florida and the politics of pythons

A year ago, I tagged along with a couple of professional python hunters searching the Everglades for the big snakes. We spent six hours...

Why is the governor leaving important environmental posts unfilled?

One of the trickiest jobs a governor has is picking the right people to run various state agencies. Ideally, he or she must find...

The climate crisis isn’t around the corner — it’s now. Look...

Australia is burning–16 million acres (so far)–the fire killing 25 people and nearly half a billion animals.So far.This is what the climate crisis looks...

Ag Commissioner Nikki Fried: We cannot let them drill for...

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried calls it "outrageous" to allow oil-drilling on-shore in the Everglades and Apalachicola basin, a move that would put "precious water,...

Environmentalists: Gov. DeSantis’ budget falls short of pent-up needs

Representing a new theme song for environmental issues in Florida, observers say Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is doing better than his predecessors but is...

Florida faces ‘environmental collapse’; Sierra Club demands action

The Sierra Club of Florida says dysfunction at the state government level is steering the Sunshine State toward environmental and economic collapse.Environmental groups will...

Guess what: FL Gov. Ron DeSantis isn’t exactly a ‘Teddy Roosevelt...

You may be under the impression that Gov. Ron DeSantis is some kind of environmentalist, the Not-Rick Scott who really cares about Florida’s lands...

On environment, Florida Legislature refuses to close the barn door

Florida lawmakers came away from this spring’s session congratulating themselves on the heroic job they did in defense of Florida's environment.After the Rick Scott...

Citing threat to Everglades, 44 groups ask Gov. DeSantis to veto...

Forty-four organizations – including all the heavyweight Florida environmental groups - are urging Gov. Ron DeSantis to veto a bill – HB 7103 –...

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