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Floridians, be thankful for the pains in the butt

Jackie Lane knows a lot of people think she’s a pain in the butt. They wish she would just shut up and sit down....

How ‘DeathSantis’ could become ‘Governor Green’

Dear Gov. DeSantis,First, let me offer my condolences on your loss. I’m sure it hurts. You hitch your wagon to the TV star in...

State offers $57 million from VW “Dieselgate” settlement for clean, electric...

School districts in Florida’s most polluted and populous regions are eligible to share $57 million to replace diesel-fueled school buses with clean-running electric ones,...

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...

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...

Why Florida’s DEP stands for Delayed Environmental Protection

Do you ever break the law? I do, all the time. I constantly drive faster than the speed limit. Partly it’s because I am...

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...

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