July 23, 2014

Environment

Ranch Roundup

After years of negotiations among state and local officials, environmentalists and a host of developers who sought to buy the 91,356-acre Babcock Ranch in Lee and Charlotte counties, Read more »
Published on 7/1/2006

Saving the Mouse

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has presented an award to Escambia County for its successful efforts in breaching a divide between developers and wildlife protectors. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006

Conservationists' Coup

Forest products giant International Paper Co. has shifted its focus from forest management to paper and packaging production. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006

Unintended Consequences

Policies that let developers compensate for destroying wetlands by buying into "wetland mitigation banks" may have unintended, harmful consequences in urban areas throughout Florida and the nation. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006

Changing Landscape

If J. Crayton Pruitt has his way, Taylor County will never be the same. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2006

Icon: Clyde Butcher

In the 20 years I've been walking around Big Cypress, I've never met another person. We go places where most men don't tread. There's no path. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2006

Looking for Clarity

A report on the bottled water industry in Florida: In the early 1990s, only one small company pumped and bottled water inside the boundaries of the Suwannee River Water Management District. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2006

The Past Resurfaces

From 1961 through 1996, Loral American Beryllium Co. manufactured ultraprecise machine parts at its Tallevast Road plant in Manatee County. The company was also discharging toxic chemical waste. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2006

Cleaning Up

One of the most interesting and important bits of government policy-making these days is going on in a group called the Pollutant Trading Policy Advisory Committee (PTPAC). Read more »
Published on 1/1/2006

On the Fly

In 2000, Vanderbilt Partners planned to build a high-rise condominium complex on 532 acres near Wiggins Pass in north Naples. But the parcel was home to an active eagle's nest. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2005

River Trouble

Back in July, 45-year-old Candace Scott decided to join friends for an afternoon Jet Ski across the St. Johns River. Four days later, she was dead -- her life ended by flesh-eating bacteria. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2005

Summer 2005: The Big Bloom

Here on the Gulf Coast, newspaper stories about red tide appear annually, as regular and predictable as humidity. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2005

Unfiltered

Florida's rapid growth threatens to tap out Florida's water supply. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2005

For Sale

The 91,000-acre swath of swamp and prairie that Edward Vose "E.V." Babcock bought in 1919 is today the only unbroken avenue of undeveloped land between Lake Okeechobee in the east and Charlotte Harbor on the Gulf Coast. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2005

Search for a Red Tide Remedy

Researchers look for a red tide remedy. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2005

Credit for Clean Air

Companies that reduce their emissions beyond the targeted amount can sell the "excess cleanup" in the form of credits. Companies that can't meet the target can purchase the credits. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2005

Readers

Letters to the editor: February 2005. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2005

Scripps: Status Report

Though it's still waiting for a permanent Florida home, Scripps has begun working in Palm Beach County. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2004

Prophet, No Profit

The owner of the site that neighbors Scripps' proposed home hasn't had an easy time developing it. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2004

Cracks

The alliance that produced the Everglades restoration project is showing strains. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2004

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