November 24, 2014

Environment

Starting Pensacola's New Park Wasn't Easy

Pensacola will break ground this summer on its Community Maritime Park, a $70-million, nearly 32-acre project on the biggest undeveloped parcel of downtown waterfront. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2009

Marion County Awarded More Conservation Land

The largest private landowner in Florida, Plum Creek Timber Co. also owns some of the most environmentally important land in Marion County. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2009

Ethanol Production May Consume Too Much Water

A new UF study raises concerns about ethanol's water demand in Florida. Four crops under consideration are very thirsty. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2009

Lessons Learned? The History of Planning in Florida

Read an excerpt from book that analyzes lightning fast population growth, its impact and government's attempts to 'manage growth.' Read more »
Published on 6/1/2009

It's Official: St. Joe No Longer Florida's Largest Private Landowner

St. Joe's flagship property is Watercolor, off Santa Rosa Beach in Walton County. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2009

Beware of 'Green' Services, Products

With no legal definition, claims of being 'green' don't necessarily have to be true -- yet. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2009

First Green Banking on a Niche

Longtime banker Ken LaRoe wasn’t sure how potential investors would react to his idea of combining his passion for banking with his environmental zeal to create a “green” bank. They liked it. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2009

Paving Over Paradise

Read an excerpt of the new book "Paving Paradise: Florida's Vanishing Wetlands and the Failure of No Net Loss" by Craig Pittman and Matthew Waite. It's an expose of state and national wetland protection laws. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2009

HydroMentia Is Green and Back Cleaning

Water cleanup company HydroMentia, based in Ocala, is stepping up its projects despite a setback. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2009

A Price Tag on Nature

The monetary value of the natural ecosystem itself is rarely discussed, usually because there’s no authoritative estimate. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2009

River of Grass

Marjory Stoneman Douglas helped transform the image of the Everglades from a maligned swamp into America's most beloved wetland. Read an excerpt from Jack E. Davis’ new book, "An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Envir Read more »
Published on 2/1/2009

It's Hot But Don't Blame Global Warming

Some Florida cities are getting hotter, but the evolution has more to do with bulldozers and pavement than global warming. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2009

2009 Fla. Legislative Preview

As legislators look to slash regulations to encourage growth, environmentalists worry about losing hard-won protections from pollution. Here's a look at what lawmakers hope to tackle. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2009

'Full Steam Ahead' for Babcock Ranch

The prolonged slump has pushed the anticipated start for the 19,500-home project back a year to 2011 and forced nine layoffs at Kitson & Partner’s Port Charlotte office. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2009

Icon: Margaret D. Lowman

Rainforest canopy researcher, professor of biology and environmental studies at New Collage, author, age 55 Read more »
Published on 2/1/2009

Photos: Forever Florida Conservation

See stunning images from Florida environmental photographers, who have collaborated on a 2009 calendar promoting conservation efforts. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2009

Gulf Drilling Endorsement -- with Strings

The Florida Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus has endorsed state and federal energy policies allowing production of oil and natural gas from existing leases at least 30 miles offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, if certain conditions are imposed b Read more »
Published on 1/1/2009

Prime Nature Properties

Here's a look at some of Florida's most significant conservation lands. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2008

Orlando Flexes Its Solar Muscles

Orlando is establishing itself as a state leader in solar power usage but still has a way to go to keep pace with some U.S. states and other countries. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2008

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