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July 22, 2017

Environment

Marine scientists and astronauts join forces to create world's deepest coral nursery

The world's coral reefs are threatened by fishing, pollution, global warming and even sunscreen. Because these disturbances affect shallow reefs more than deep reefs, FIU marine scientist Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty is studying whether corals in deep waters can be used to repopulate imperiled reefs in shallow waters. He and the members of his lab have partnered with the Coral Restoration Foundation to create the nurseries. Read more »
Published on 7/18/2017

Gov. Scott Recognizes Statewide Zika Preparedness Efforts

Today, Governor Rick Scott gave opening remarks at the Florida Department of Health's (DOH) Zika Preparedness Planning Meeting in Miami. DOH hosted the meeting with county health departments and mosquito control districts from across the state, as well as CDC officials, to discuss ongoing efforts to prepare for and combat the Zika Virus. Read more »
Published on 7/17/2017

UF Water Institute gets $5 million grant to aid region's agriculture, environment

The University of Florida Water Institute has received a $5 million, five- year grant to promote water security for the region's farmers, foresters and the environment. Read more »
Published on 7/5/2017

SFWMD, USACE Take Emergency Action To Protect Wildlife From High Water

District's ongoing actions and Corps' latest temporary regulation deviations are reducing water levels in water conservation areas to protect the Everglades ecosystem from further harm. Read more »
Published on 7/3/2017

Goliath grouper workshops scheduled August through October; FWC needs your input

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) needs your input on goliath grouper management, including the possibility of a limited harvest in Florida state waters. Read more »
Published on 6/27/2017

Anglers can take advantage of more Gulf red snapper fishing starting this weekend

This Friday, June 16, begins the first weekend of an additional 39-day season for recreational red snapper fishing in Gulf federal waters and changes to the state season. The U.S. Department of Commerce announced these expanded fishing opportunities today, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) followed with an executive order setting the updated season in state waters. Read more »
Published on 6/16/2017

New DEP Secretary Hailed As Consensus Builder

Conservation groups, Governor Rick Scott and Cabinet members are praising Florida's newest top environmental regulator, Noah Valenstein, as a consensus builder dedicated to public service. Read more »
Published on 5/24/2017

Oyster ambitions: A businessman works to revive Florida's oyster industry

"I started this business because I want to resurrect what has been a dying industry," says Pensacola businessman Donnie McMahon. Read more »
Published on 5/24/2017

REPORT: Nearly One in Four Americans' Drinking Water Comes from Untested or Contaminated Systems

Trump's Proposed Budget Cuts Could Decimate EPA's Ability to Ensure Safe Tap Water, Especially Rural America Read more »
Published on 5/4/2017

Scientists study portion of Everglades closed to people for decades

After nearly 40 years of being closed off to the public, visitors to Everglades National Park can now explore Joe Bay. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2017

District declares 'Phase I Water Shortage' throughout 16-county region in southwest Florida

Included in the order are Charlotte, Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Lee, Levy, Manatee, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota and Sumter counties. Read more »
Published on 4/26/2017

The time is now to address the Everglades crisis

This is an opinion piece from Governor Bob Martinez and Florida TaxWatch President and CEO Dominic M. Calabro on the Everglades crisis. Read more »
Published on 4/25/2017

Time to take immediate action on Everglades, says Florida TaxWatch

Continued inaction on the Everglades problem will be a detriment to taxpayers and the future of the state, says the latest report from Florida TaxWatch, the state's premier government watchdog group. Read more »
Published on 4/18/2017

Commissioner Adam Putnam asks Floridians to help combat arson

The Commissioner says there have been more than 240 arson wildfires so far this year. Read more »
Published on 4/18/2017

Gov Scott urges Legislature to fund $200 million to help fix Herbert Hoover Dike

Encourages Legislature to pass bill to help Lake Okeechobee Read more »
Published on 4/17/2017

SFWMD Governing Board Issues Water Shortage Warning for South Florida

Dry conditions forecast to persist Read more »
Published on 4/17/2017

Florida Senate passes plan to reduce harmful discharges from Lake Okeechobee

Legislation authorizes major expansion of southern storage Read more »
Published on 4/13/2017

North Florida residents and visitors advised to prepare for potentially severe weather

TALLAHASSEE – State and local emergency management officials are recommending residents and visitors in North Florida stay alert as a cold front moves into the area today. Read more »
Published on 4/3/2017

Mote scientist to study how susceptible coral immune systems are to disease

Dr. Erinn Muller, Staff Scientist at Mote Marine Laboratory, recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) award for two-years of research aimed at better predicting how corals react to disease exposure and how that will influence the coral community of the future. Read more »
Published on 4/3/2017

Manatee reclassified from 'Endangered' to 'Threatened' as habitat improves and population expands

Manatee Reclassified from Endangered to Threatened as Habitat Improves and Population Expands – Existing Federal Protections Remain in Place Read more »
Published on 3/31/2017

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