October 1, 2014

Environment

Distributing oil funds in Northwest Florida

Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson IV is chairman of the Gulf Consortium, representing 23 Florida gulf coast counties slated to receive millions of dollars in compensation, yet to be distributed, for damages resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Read more »
Published on 7/10/2013

A Rising Concern: The impact of sea level rise on Florida

Forget the argument over what may be causing it — if we take seriously the idea that the sea level could rise by more than seven inches in the next 30 years, what should Florida communities be doing about it, and how much will it cost? Read more »
Published on 7/8/2013

Impact: Insurance

As seas continue to rise, the insurance industry will play a key role in how communities respond. Read more »
Published on 7/8/2013

Impact: Community Planning

Twenty years ago, the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council issued a report that warned about the implications of sea level rise for Sarasota Bay. Read more »
Published on 7/8/2013

Impact: Groundwater

As sea level rises, it will push saltwater into aquifers that supply Floridians' drinking water. Read more »
Published on 7/8/2013

Impact: Roads

Hot Spots: Fort Lauderdale and St. Johns County Read more »
Published on 7/8/2013

Impact: Beach and Shore

Hot Spots: Beaches, Singer Island & Marco Island Read more »
Published on 7/8/2013

Impact: Building and Infrastructure

Flooding has become more common on touristy Miami Beach... Read more »
Published on 7/8/2013

Impact: Building and Infrastructure

Hot Spots: Miami Beach, Punta Gorda and Monroe County Read more »
Published on 6/28/2013

Spring woes in Florida

Runoff from fertilizer and septic waste has caused the springs to become murky. There are 90% fewer fish than in the 1950s. Read more »
Published on 6/20/2013

Fallout in Citrus County after the Crystal River Nuclear Plant closed

First, Duke Energy announced it would permanently close the damaged Crystal River Nuclear Plant rather than fix it, costing Citrus County 585 jobs. Read more »
Published on 6/13/2013

One for the Birds

Archbold Biological Station draws scientists from all over the world but has remained low-profile inside Florida. Read more »
Published on 5/31/2013

CEO Sounding Board - Water Quality

Florida and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this year agreed to end dual rule making over the proper levels of nitrogen and phosphorus... Read more »
Published on 5/30/2013

Low Flow - Apalachicola River's Falling Water Levels

For decades, northwest Florida's seafood industry has worried about falling water levels in the Apalachicola River, which originates in north Georgia and winds south into Apalachicola Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Read more »
Published on 1/15/2013

Meanwhile, back at Babcock Ranch...

Developer Syd Kitson wanted to create the greenest city on earth on a southwest Florida cattle ranch. Six years later, his survival shows the importance of another kind of green. Read more »
Published on 11/12/2012

Lake Apopka shows Signs of Recovery

After a near-fatal case of nutrient overload, Lake Apopka is making a comeback. Read more »
Published on 3/20/2012

Geohazards ventures into new areas

Gainesville-based geological services company Geohazards is branching out. Read more »
Published on 1/19/2012

Timber giant Rayonier sees the forest AND the trees

An interview with Paul G. Boynton, CEO of Rayonier Read more »
Published on 1/6/2012

Growing Opportunities at Sun Bulb and Better-Gro

Based in Arcadia, Sun Bulb produces plant bulbs and orchid supplies. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2011

Blue is the New Green: Water Plays a Role in Green Construction

USF professor Daniel Yeh hopes to make water conservation a crucial part of green building. Read more »
Published on 9/20/2011

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