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Environment

Going with the Flow

A long-gone and nearly forgotten series of small waterfalls, believed by many historians to have influenced the siting of Florida's capital... Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

Leaping Lizards

In the 1990s, Lee County residents rejected calls to cull Gasparilla Island's growing population of non-native black spiny-tailed iguanas, which they saw as harmless and even a tourist attraction. Ten thousand iguanas later, their novelty seems to have wo Read more »
Published on 11/1/2006

Recharging Florida Forever

Rising land prices and a flat budget have eroded the state's leading conservation program. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2006

Patchwork

Tallahassee and Leon County planners for a decade have envisioned preservation of the wetlands and forested uplands of the St. Marks River flood plain, facilitating the purchase of 4,700 acres to add to a patchwork of green spaces that eventually could co Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Trendsetters - Sept. 2006

W. Denney Pate, Figg Engineering Group; Kim DeBosier, Bayside Engineering; David Jaramillo, IBM Software Group; Shannon R. LaRocque, Palm Beach County. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Crop-Fueled

Progress Energy Florida has signed a 25-year contract with Biomass Investment Group to purchase electric energy generated by a crop-fueled power plant to be built near Lake Okeechobee. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Infrastructure Aims for Balanced Portfolio

Security, dependability and efficiency are the hallmarks of Florida's changing infrastructure. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2006

Reasoning Animals

Two stories from the state's growth management front this summer. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2006

Tapped Out

Miami-Dade has a dismal record of conserving water and has done little to prepare for the roughly 100 million-gallon- per-day increase in consumption the county expects over the next 20 years. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2006

Sinking Study

How much PCB contaminant will scrapped Navy vessels add to the undersea environment? Read more »
Published on 8/1/2006

Cooldown

Formerly hot northwest Florida housing markets were nipped this spring, as sales dipped by double-digit percentages. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2006

Water Works

Palm Bay hopes an innovative, campus-style complex housing administrative and other services can keep it abreast of its explosive growth. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2006

Ranch Roundup

After years of negotiations among state and local officials, environmentalists and a host of developers who sought to buy the 91,356-acre Babcock Ranch in Lee and Charlotte counties, Read more »
Published on 7/1/2006

Saving the Mouse

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has presented an award to Escambia County for its successful efforts in breaching a divide between developers and wildlife protectors. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006

Conservationists' Coup

Forest products giant International Paper Co. has shifted its focus from forest management to paper and packaging production. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006

Unintended Consequences

Policies that let developers compensate for destroying wetlands by buying into "wetland mitigation banks" may have unintended, harmful consequences in urban areas throughout Florida and the nation. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2006

Changing Landscape

If J. Crayton Pruitt has his way, Taylor County will never be the same. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2006

Icon: Clyde Butcher

In the 20 years I've been walking around Big Cypress, I've never met another person. We go places where most men don't tread. There's no path. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2006

Looking for Clarity

A report on the bottled water industry in Florida: In the early 1990s, only one small company pumped and bottled water inside the boundaries of the Suwannee River Water Management District. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2006

The Past Resurfaces

From 1961 through 1996, Loral American Beryllium Co. manufactured ultraprecise machine parts at its Tallevast Road plant in Manatee County. The company was also discharging toxic chemical waste. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2006

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