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Groups sue to stop Trump administration’s oil exploration blasts off Atlantic coast

A coalition of environmental groups on Tuesday sued the federal government to stop seismic air gun blasting off the Atlantic coast – a precursor...
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A truly heartless act

North American right whales are among the Earth’s rarest creatures. Only about 400 remain, with just 100  breeding females. Each year the whales perform...
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Honoring the people’s vote: Will the state do what voters directed in Constitutional Amendments?

Florida voters approved 11 of the 12 proposed Amendments to Florida’s Constitution on Nov. 6, but in the days following, some residents and policy...
The Everglades

Conservationists blast Rick Scott for “political pandering at its worst” at Everglades campaign stop

Gov. Rick Scott tried to get some environmental cred Tuesday during an Everglades campaign stop in his race to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill...
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Island in the Storm: A letter from St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge on the...

Editor's note: This article was originally published by SIERRA magazine.It is noon on Wednesday, October 10. The eye-wall of Hurricane Michael has neared the...

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...
maggy at the podium

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...

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