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December 10, 2016

Environment

Life after citrus

With citrus devastated by greening, some growers are letting their land sit idle. Others are trying new crops. Read more »
Published on 11/28/2016

Ghost story: Protecting the rare ghost orchid

A rare plant draws plenty of visitors to a state park in southwest Florida, including some who don't want to just look at it. Read more »
Published on 11/28/2016

Sea change at SeaWorld

A new management team is trying to rebuild SeaWorld. Can the iconic attraction succeed without killer whale shows? Read more »
Published on 11/28/2016

FWC approves unprecedented effort to protect vulnerable Florida wildlife

At its November meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a proposal to designate 13 new Critical Wildlife Areas and improve five existing CWAs. Read more »
Published on 11/17/2016

FIU's environmental research expands

FIU will expand its scientific environmental research capabilities by joining a new venture with the Rookery Bay Reserve in Collier County. Read more »
Published on 11/16/2016

Free admission into Florida state parks in honor of Veterans Day

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida State Parks will be offering free admission at Florida's 174 state parks for all families and visitors tomorrow, Veterans Day, in recognition of all those who have served and are currently serving in our U.S. military. Read more »
Published on 11/10/2016

Screwworm detected on additional Florida Keys

Following the first announcement on Oct. 3, 2016, of the confirmation of New World screwworms in Big Pine Key, Florida, the United States Department of Agriculture and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services today announced that the screwworm has also been detected on the keys listed below, which are all west of Big Pine and No Name keys and in close proximity Read more »
Published on 11/7/2016

Cherry Lake Tree Farm Wins Commissioner's Agricultural Environmental Leadership Award

Over the past five years, Cherry Lake Tree Farm has reduced its water consumption by 15 percent, while simultaneously increasing its production by 15 percent. This was achieved through the implementation of best practices, new technology and innovative production management techniques. Read more »
Published on 11/4/2016

Jones Potato Farm Wins Commissioner's Agricultural Environmental Leadership Award

Jones' operation provides the potato industry a solid footing to kick off the fresh potato season. Green beans are used as a rotational crop, beneficial as a nitrogen fixer and soil builder. Cover crops are primarily used to maintain soil health, and for erosion control. Read more »
Published on 11/4/2016

Alliance Dairies Wins Commissioner's Agricultural Environmental Leadership Award

Alliance is committed to using best management practices (BMPs) as part of the company's sustainable agriculture mission. All water is recycled on the dairy (except for cleaning, cow cooling and consumption). In addition, more than 80 percent of sand used in bedding is recycled. Read more »
Published on 11/4/2016

Florida farms singled out for environmental leadership

Florida's farmers and ranchers not only fuel our people and economy, they have proven themselves as responsible and innovative stewards of our land and world-renowned natural resources. Read more »
Published on 11/4/2016

Bees are crucial to Florida's environment, agriculture and economy

Bees, please don't buzz off! Read more »
Published on 11/1/2016

Babcock Ranch: A place in the sun

It's been almost a decade since developer Syd Kitson first approached Florida Power & Light about his plans to build what he envisions as the country's most sustainable community at Babcock Ranch. Read more »
Published on 10/26/2016

More than 3,000 acres of environmentally sensitive ranch land preserved in Polk, Okeechobee

The Governor and Cabinet today unanimously approved the preservation of more than 3,000 acres of environmentally sensitive agricultural lands in Polk and Okeechobee counties, while allowing the land and agriculture operations to continue to contribute to Florida's economy. Read more »
Published on 10/25/2016

Naturally occurring red tide confirmed in southwest Florida

Red tide is a naturally occurring microscopic algae that has been documented along Florida's Gulf Coast since the 1840's and occurs every year. Blooms, or higher-than-normal concentrations, of the Florida red tide alga, Karenia brevis, frequently occur in the Gulf of Mexico at this time of year (late summer or early fall). Read more »
Published on 9/28/2016

Making Waves

Conservation and management are focal points for research at the Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory. Read more »
Published on 9/27/2016

Living on the Edge: The Balance Between Economy and Environment

Florida is a coastal state — the environment matters. Floridians need jobs — the economy matters. Read more »
Published on 9/27/2016

Florida DEP setting the record straight on Mosaic New Wales facility sinkhole

DEP's priority is always the safety of Floridians and our environment. Read more »
Published on 9/21/2016

Florida sinkhole to cost Mosaic up to $50 million to fix

A massive leak of contaminated water through a sinkhole at a Mosaic Co fertilizer facility in Florida will cost it $20 million to $50 million to fix, a company executive said on Tuesday. Read more »
Published on 9/21/2016

Mosaic: New Wales water loss incident

Mosaic is using ground water well P-4 to recover water that was lost as a result of the sinkhole formation. The well, which is 24-inches in diameter and 800 feet deep, is located west of the south gyp stack and is shown in the photo at right. Read more »
Published on 9/19/2016

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