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FL lawmakers join fight to protect ‘fragile’ springs from water extraction

State Rep. Anna Eskamani, state Sen. Janet Cruz, and 148,000 other people are fighting to prevent a Nestlé water supplier from being permitted to...

Turtle-poaching cases marked secret; What’s going on?

Arrest records of two Fort Myers men charged last week with poaching thousands of Florida turtles mostly for sale in Asian markets are marked...
The Everglades

Guess what: FL Gov. Ron DeSantis isn’t exactly a ‘Teddy Roosevelt conservationist’

You may be under the impression that Gov. Ron DeSantis is some kind of environmentalist, the Not-Rick Scott who really cares about Florida’s lands...

Climate Change Could Make Borrowing Costlier for States and Cities

Someday soon, analysts will determine that a city or county, or maybe a school district or utility, is so vulnerable to sea level rise,...

Hoping to ward off wildfires, Ag Commissioner imposes new restrictions on prescribed burning

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried imposed fresh restrictions Tuesday on prescribed burning and promised to increase penalties for people who violate the rules.Henceforth, forestry...
The Everglades

Citing threat to Everglades, 44 groups ask Gov. DeSantis to veto bill

Forty-four organizations – including all the heavyweight Florida environmental groups - are urging Gov. Ron DeSantis to veto a bill – HB 7103 –...

Former Gov. Bob Graham asks Gov. DeSantis to veto multi-billion-dollar toll road plan and...

Former Gov. and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham, chair of the Florida Conservation Coalition, is joining the calls for Gov. Ron DeSantis to veto two...

Politicians’ pledges to tackle red tide eco-disaster ends at the Legislature with… wait for...

Despite political promises on the campaign trail about solving the massive red tide outbreaks that littered Florida’s shores with dead sea creatures and scared...

This is ridiculous. It’s been 6 months since Category 5 Hurricane Michael hit. These...

Before cynicism and disdain swallowed modern politics whole, it would have been certain political suicide for any elected leader to blow off helping people...

New report says U.S. lets oil industry write its own rules, doesn’t have proper...

Nine years ago this week, the worst oil spill ever to hit the U.S. happened at the BP’s Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico oil...

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