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Citizens rising up against the Florida Legislature, Gov. Rick Scott, and private property zealots

There’s a citizen uprising happening in the Panhandle’s Walton County. So far, about 8,000 people have signed sworn affidavits asserting that they use the...
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Three questions for the candidates running for governor: Environment

Today on the Florida Phoenix, we start an election series where we ask three questions of the candidates for Florida governor, who face off...

Former Florida Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp – now an oil industry spokesman – falsely...

Former Florida Lt. Governor Jeff Kottkamp told a room full of reporters in Tallahassee that oil from the 2010 BP oil spill “didn’t even...
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A 77-year-old South Florida environmentalist speaks out and gets sued, harrassed. She won’t back...

In Martin County, all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. You may express your opinion–about a dodgy water deal,...
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The Endangered Species Act has a target on its back

On a remote beach south of Tallahassee last week, a sizeable crowd gathered to watch legendary marine biologist Jack Rudloe release two rescued juvenile...

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson calls for special legislative session to fix public beach access...

U.S. Sen Bill Nelson on Friday called for a special session of the Florida Legislature to repeal the law that is causing controversy and...
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Florida man catches tuna as big as a bear

An angler reeled in a bluefin tuna as heavy as a Grizzly bear in May 2017 off Florida’s Panhandle coast from a boat called...
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Grumpy rich people to public: Get off my lawn – er, public beach!

Maybe we’ve all been taking our right to stroll unfettered along Florida’s beaches for granted. Because it looks like a flap that exploded last...
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GOP environmentalists today: As rare as a Florida panther

In Florida, Republican environmentalists used to be a thing.And they didn’t get more prominent than Nathaniel Pryor Reed. The legendary conservationist from South Florida’s...

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