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July 23, 2018

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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

Fish and Wildlife Service Moves Florida Manatee Status From 'Endangered' to 'Threatened'

Fish and Wildlife Service Moves Florida Manatee Status From 'Endangered' to 'Threatened' Read more »
Published on 3/31/2017

Successful Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale Yields $275 Million in High Bids on 913,542 Acres in Central Planning Area

Sale reflects strong market conditions, industry interest in Federal offshore oil and gas resources under new Administration Read more »
Published on 3/27/2017

North Florida Land Trust Urges Legislators to do the Right Thing and Properly Fund Land Conservation

Land conservation organization calling for a dedication of at least 25 percent to Florida Forever and Florida Communities Trust. Read more »
Published on 3/14/2017

Carnival Corporation's exhaust gas cleaning technology installed on 60 percent of fleet

World's largest leisure travel company on track to expand its breakthrough environmental technology to more than 85 vessels across its global fleet through 2020 Read more »
Published on 2/28/2017

Troubled Waters: a history of Florida's most precious resource

Florida's nickname, ‘The Sunshine State,' fails to include the area's most abundant resource: water. Florida ranks behind only Alaska and Michigan as the state with the most water, and this statistic does not even account for the countless beaches and coastal areas found along the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean. Read more »
Published on 2/21/2017

Senate President Remains Mum On Fracking Ban

The issue of hydraulic fracturing has long been highly controversial in Florida, and now it's opening up a fissure in the Republican-led Senate. There are competing fracking bills, and the chamber's leader is staying mum on where he stands. Read more »
Published on 2/15/2017

Despite significant planning efforts, Everglades restoration progress impeded by financial, procedural barriers

Although planning for Everglades restoration projects has advanced considerably over the past two years, financial, procedural, and policy constraints have impeded project implementation, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National Research Council. Read more »
Published on 2/6/2017

Poisoning a River of Grass

Due to a variety of factors, toxic algal blooms are an added threat to the unique Everglades ecosystem. Read more »
Published on 1/25/2017

Electrons: Recasting the solar battle

In the grand scheme of electrical power generation in Florida, solar power is still a pipsqueak, accounting for less than a percent of the power generated... Read more »
Published on 12/28/2016

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