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Florida environmentalists seek legal rights for water and wildlife through constitutional...

A network of environmentalist underdogs who proved last year they could beat the system at the local level is taking its pro-nature campaign in...

Proliferation of pumping permits produces preposterous pipeline proposal

I hope you are sitting down. I have some startling news. I have learned that Florida people do not have a great reputation for...

To fix Florida’s latest toxic algae crisis, fix the DEP

Dear Gov. DeSantis, Hello again! I wrote you a letter last year and you didn’t respond, but it’s OK. I figure you’re pretty busy, what...

FL’s first chief science officer talks about the job — and...

Last week, I had coffee with a scientist named Tom Frazer. I was trying to nudge him to say some things about his former...

Florida’s first-ever chief science officer left, but when, and what did...

At a press conference Tuesday morning praising an Everglades restoration project, Gov. Ron DeSantis made an unrelated surprise announcement: Florida’s first-ever chief science officer,...

This column stinks — and so does the way FL handles...

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

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...

On FL’s Rainbow River, something nearly miraculous happened: A developer listened...

One of the most delightful ways to spend a summer day in Florida is to ride an inner tube down a spring-fed river. I’ve probably...

DeSantis signs water-quality bill touted as historic, yet also condemned as...

Over strenuous objections from leading water-quality advocates, Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed into law the “Clean Waterways Act,” adopted in March by the Florida...

Clean-water coalition asks governor to veto watered-down legislation

A coalition of 50 clean-water organizations in Florida are calling on Gov. Ron DeSantis to veto the 2020 Legislature’s “Clean Waterways Act,” insisting it...

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