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January 19, 2018

Environment

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

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

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

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

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

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