November 21, 2014

Environment

Backbone

From its enactment in 2001, the plan to restore what remains of the Everglades has been a vehicle with a lot of moving pieces. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2007

Adapting

Can Florida become a model for how U.S. states adapt to climate change? Read more »
Published on 4/1/2007

Who's Lesley Blackner?

Meet the woman whose ideas are hated by every business group in Florida. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2007

Algae Alert

Researchers are tracking a stubborn algae bloom in southern Biscayne Bay. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2007

New Stormwater Rules on Tap

Florida regulators are behind the times in allowing for water-saving, less-polluting techniques such as pervious concrete, narrower streets, green roofs and swales. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2007

Going Green

Water-supply woes, energy costs and environmental concerns are pushing green building practices into the mainstream in Florida. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2007

Environmental Services

Restoration projects are 'no longer a niche.' Read more »
Published on 1/1/2007

Dirty Work

St. Lucie could become the nation's first county to use technology that vaporizes landfill waste. County officials gave the nod to Atlanta-based Geoplasma to fund and build a $425- million facility that uses plasma arcs to turn waste into electricity. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2006

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

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