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Unfortunately for FL’s environment, the word ‘preserve’ doesn’t really mean ‘preserved’

Florida can be such an odd place.In the 1980s our tourism slogan bragged that “the rules are different here,” and that’s still the case....

FL looks at reopening state parks — under certain conditions

Several dozen Florida state parks could potentially reopen, depending on the qualities and restrictions that would keep people safe for exercising and enjoying the...

No dang wetland should ever interfere with the pursuit of profit!

OCCUPIED TALLAHASSEE — Stop worrying your pretty little head. The state of Florida knows what’s best for that ecosystem thingamajig, so sit back, relax,...

Florida will buy 20,000 acres in Everglades to block oil-drilling plan

The state will buy 20,000 acres of wetlands in the Florida Everglades for no less than $16.5 million to block the possibility of oil-drilling...

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,...

Deadly coral disease has spread through Great Florida Reef

A disease killing stony coral in the Great Florida Reef now infects half the corals from Martin County to the Lower Keys, marine scientists...

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...

FL getting $166 million from VW “dieselgate” settlement; state wants public...

Florida is getting $166 million from Volkswagen as part of a $3 billion national settlement reached when the carmaker was caught improperly rigging emissions...

Gov. DeSantis vetoes FL Legislature’s power grab over plastic straws

Gov. Ron DeSantis has issued his first legislative veto, and it targets a bill that would have forbidden local governments from banning single-use plastic...

You want a straw with that? Battle over plastic pollution in...

Several cities in Florida have passed ordinances in recent years to ban plastic straws, bags, and polystyrene containers as part of a growing campaign...

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