April 24, 2014

Environment

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

No Water, No Growth

New Florida residents can get by without enough roads or schools, but they can’t live without water. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2008

One Last Big Push for Phosphate Mining

South-central Florida's landscape will be shaped in large part by a company many residents have never heard of. Mosaic is the only big player left in Florida's phosphate industry, and it controls more than 300,000 acres. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2008

What Happens to Old Mine Land?

The industry is required to restore phosphate mines. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2008

Phosphate Mining 101

Phosphate mining is big business in Florida. Our interactive presentation highlights how phosphate mining works -- from deep in the ground to the distribution of fertilizer. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2008

Video: Babcock Ranch Tour

The vintage Florida way of life meets development at the Babcock Ranch. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2008

Emphasizing the Outdoors in Building

Surrounding buildings are designed as open-air loggias for different functions, from dining to changing rooms. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2008

The Green Advantage

Florida is known for its beautiful beaches, wildlife and natural environment, and many of Florida’s CEOs embrace the state’s environmental values and recognize that their approach toward the environment plays a major role in their success. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2008

Niagara Bottling's Fall

Lake County economic developers lured the company in, then spit it out. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2008

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