December 18, 2014

Environment

Nature Conservancy Picking Up Land at Bargains

Real estate slump allows it to beef up inventory. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2008

Sugar Buyout Only Adds to Complexity of Everglades Restoration

The South Florida Water Management District is now slogging through the process of evaluating how much U.S. Sugar is worth. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2008

Fixing Florida's Beach Erosion Is Expensive

Sand Trap: Another storm, another round of beach erosion, another round of questions about renourishment. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2008

Urban Advantages: Diamonds in the Rough

Florida offers plenty of incentives to help companies find the beauty that lies beneath "raw" urban sites. Read more »
Published on 9/24/2008

Rural Advantages: Ready for Business

Easy access, abundant land and skilled workforce give Florida's rural counties special appeal. Read more »
Published on 9/24/2008

Infrastructure: Growing Stronger and Greener

Florida’s balanced approach meets today’s energy demands with an eye on tomorrow’s needs. Read more »
Published on 9/24/2008

Florida's Green Advantages

Gas prices are rising, sea levels may be next; but also emerging is a multitude of statewide, innovative responses to environmental challenges from Florida's green warriors, public and private. Not only are they trying to do the right thing; many also are Read more »
Published on 9/1/2008

Agriculture's Past

Horticulture reigns as Florida's top crop. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2008

Florida Earth Watch

Florida is home to 68 threatened or endangered animals and more than 500 endangered or threatened plant species. Will future development be kinder to our environment? Read more »
Published on 9/1/2008

VIDEO: Florida's Deadly Snakes

See Florida's six most dangerous snakes up close and learn how to survive a venomous bite. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2008

Timeline: U.S. Sugar Corp.

In June 2008, the state of Florida and Gov. Charlie Crist agreed to pay major sugar producer U.S. Sugar $1.75 billion for all its holdings and land. Environmentalists call it a major win for the Everglades. Take a look at U.S. Sugar's successful history. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2008

A Tough Row to Hoe for IFAS

IFAS, the state's 300 million agricultural research powerhouse, faces both internal struggles over its role and the impact of state budget cuts. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2008

What Really Motivated U.S. Sugar to Sell?

To hear U.S. Sugar President Bob Buker tell it, it’s a great time to be in the sugar business in Florida. So what gives? Read more »
Published on 8/1/2008

Icon: Bill Haast

Snake handler, venom researcher. Haast died June 15, 20911 at age 100. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2008

Multimedia: Sources of Biofuel

You may be surprised what researchers are concocting these days for sources of biofuel — like manure and citrus waste. Watch this presentation for an inside look into ethanol and biodiesel. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2008

Ethanol: Miracle or Mistake?

Florida is sinking millions into ethanol research and grants. But nobody is even close to making it profitable. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2008

Florida Company Recycles Human Hair

SmartGrow mats, which the company sells in disks ranging from 6.25 inches to 14 inches, go in the bottom of pots to promote plant growth. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2008

$12-Million Worth of Green

When Palm Beach County’s Romano Law Group started running short of office space, senior partner John Romano decided against adding on or moving to an existing, bigger building. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2008

Desal Plant Takes Next Step

Now that the plant is working, it’s attracting flocks of curious visitors, including water agency managers from around the world. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2008

Creating a Carbon Trading Hub

The global carbon-trade market is growing fast, with a 2007 cash value of $60 billion, up about 80% from $33 billion in 2006, according to Point Carbon consulting group. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2008

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