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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...

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...

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...

‘Continuing to build in vulnerable areas does not make sense’

Six months ago, back when we could still safely leave the house, I drove down to Key West to give a talk about books....

Killing the Kirkpatrick Dam? The tale of Florida’s longest-running environmental wrangle

This happened 20 years ago, but I remember it like it was yesterday.I was on a boat, floating along a muddy shoreline. A handful...

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....

What happened at the treasured Big Cypress National Preserve was “horrendous”

The Big Cypress National Preserve is a soggy wonder -- a place that is, as nature writer Jeff Ripple once noted, one of the...

Saving Florida panthers: Environmental groups file lawsuit to protect the endangered...

The Florida panther, an iconic and endangered animal beloved in the Sunshine State, faces threats from new road construction projects aimed to expand in...

Watered-down plan advances to filter algae from Lake Okeechobee overflow

Plans to build a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee – which environmentalists say won’t be large enough to filter toxic algae that can flow...

Environmental groups to sue feds over killer green slime toxic algae...

Three environmental groups filed notice Wednesday that they intend to sue the federal government over the disastrous pollution that’s been fueling toxic algae outbreaks...

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