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November 13, 2018

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A new approach to dry cleaning in South Florida

OXXO Care Cleaners in Hollywood makes an environmentally friendly innovation. Read more »
Published on 10/26/2018

President Trump signs bill authorizing resevoir south of Lake Okeechobee

Governor Scott said, “Over the past two years, I have fought tirelessly for the EAA Reservoir by signing Senate Bill 10 into law and going to Washington to advocate for this important project. This reservoir will help end the algal blooms on our coasts and today, with President Trump's action to approve our plan, I'm proud to say that our hard work has paid off and resulted in another big win for Florida families. Read more »
Published on 10/24/2018

The Florida Aquarium Renews Historic Partnership with Cuba to Protect Coral Reefs

Tampa – The Florida Aquarium has signed another historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Acuario Nacional de Cuba (National Aquarium of Cuba) which focuses on coral reef protection and restoration. The partnership, which started in 2015, is the only official agreement between the Acuario Nacional de Cuba and any aquarium or AZA (Association of Zoos and Aquariums) institute in the United States. Read more »
Published on 10/18/2018

Gov. Scott: DEP to Provide $3 Million for Red Tide on Florida's East Coast

Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is offering $3 million in grants to St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties to help mitigate the effects of red tide. DEP and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) have been in contact with each impacted county to ensure they have every resource needed to combat red tide. Read more »
Published on 10/5/2018

Florida Awarded More Than $50 Million to Fight National Opioid Crisis

Today, Governor Rick Scott directed the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) to begin utilizing a new federal grant to increase access to medication-assisted treatment, reduce opioid-related deaths and equip professionals with the necessary tools to combat the national opioid epidemic in Florida. Read more »
Published on 9/26/2018

Nearly $2.2 Million Investment to Expand Mote Marine Laboratory Ozone Systems, Clay Testing Combating Red Tide

On Monday, Governor Rick Scott announced that the State of Florida will direct a $2,178,000 investment to test innovative technologies to mitigate the effects of red tide utilizing specialized clay field experiments and other innovative approaches for controlling and mitigating the impacts of red tide including expansion of Mote Marine Laboratory's Ozone Treatment System. Read more »
Published on 9/25/2018

SFWMD Issues Environmental Resource Permit Clearing Path for Alico To Deliver Water Storage Project in Caloosahatchee Watershed

District issues permit for private landowner project that stores 92,000 acre-feet of water on an annual average basis, including flows from the Caloosahatchee River Read more »
Published on 9/24/2018

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans for Pinellas Businesses impacted by Red Tide

SBA Business Recovery Center to open on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 11:00 a.m. Read more »
Published on 9/24/2018

FWC Launches Innovative Partnership with World-Renowned Scientists to Combat Red Tide

On Wednesday, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is partnering with world-renowned red tide experts to conduct field experiments to mitigate the effects of red tide. This partnership, which will focus on using a form of specialized clay to quell the effects of red tide, includes experts and scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Mote Marine Laboratory, the University of South Florida and Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Read more »
Published on 9/20/2018

Gov. Scott Directs Additional $4 Million for Counties Impacted by Red Tide

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is providing an additional $4 million in grant funding to assist local communities impacted by red tide, bringing the total amount of grant funding to $13 million for communities dealing with naturally-occurring red tide and the blue-green algae caused by federal water releases from Lake Okeechobee. Read more »
Published on 9/18/2018

North Florida Land Trust Marks Largest Conservation Easement Acquisitions to Date

More than 2,500 acres in Clay County will be preserved in perpetuity Read more »
Published on 9/18/2018

Most fire in Florida goes undetected, researchers say

A new study from Florida State University researchers indicates that common satellite imaging technologies have vastly underestimated the number of fires in Florida. Read more »
Published on 9/14/2018

Miami residents fear 'climate gentrification' as investors seek higher ground

In Miami, Little Haiti's location, close to both the beach and downtown, makes it a prime target for development. But some residents also believe there's another factor contributing to gentrification here: the threat of climate change. Read more »
Published on 9/4/2018

Gov. Scott Announces Additional $3 Million to Help Counties Impacted by Red Tide

On Wednesday, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is providing an additional $3 million in grant funding to assist local communities impacted by red tide. With this funding, DEP has already committed $750,000 to Manatee County, $190,000 to Collier County and nearly $100,000 to Sarasota County. Read more »
Published on 8/23/2018

VISIT FLORIDA Launches Tourism Recovery Grant Program for Red Tide

Today, following Governor Rick Scott's emergency order, VISIT FLORIDA launched two programs to assist local tourism development boards in counties adversely affected by naturally occurring red tide, which include Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota, Manatee, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. The Tourism Recovery Grant Program for Red Tide and Red Tide Recovery Marketing Program are designed to assist each affected county with marketing their destination once red tide has subsided. Read more »
Published on 8/17/2018

Nelson, Rubio call for passage of WRDA bill to address algae crisis

U.S. Sens. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) today called on Senate leaders to immediately take up and pass legislation aimed at helping mitigate the toxic algae blooms that are plaguing South Florida. Read more »
Published on 8/17/2018

Gov. Scott Activates Emergency Bridge Loan Program to Assist Small Businesses Impacted by Blue-Green Algae and Red Tide

Governor Rick Scott has directed the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) to activate the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support small businesses who continue to be affected by the Lake Okeechobee algal bloom and impacts from naturally occurring red tide. The bridge loan program, managed by DEO, provides short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses experiencing physical or economic loss. Read more »
Published on 8/16/2018

UF/IFAS Experts Explore Multiple Strategies to Control New Palm Disease

Home and business owners should use an antibiotic to help limit a new disease threatening certain species of Florida palm trees, a University of Florida scientist says. Read more »
Published on 8/13/2018

Scientists return from a mission to save coral reefs in the Florida Keys

A team of Florida Aquarium scientists and divers just returned after spending 15 days in the Florida Keys for a coral spawn. The team collected 150,000 coral gametes (coral eggs and sperm) during the coral spawn that only happens once a year after a full moon. The team fertilized the eggs and then released thousands back into the wild. Read more »
Published on 8/10/2018

FWC waives rules in response to red tide cleanup

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) continues to monitor the red tide affecting southwest Florida. Red tides are common along Florida's Gulf coast, and fish populations have been resilient to the impact even after severe and prolonged red tide events. Read more »
Published on 8/7/2018

Gov. Scott: Expedited Water Project Will Help Reduce Harmful Lake Okeechobee Discharges

This year, Governor Scott included funding to expedite this project in his recommended budget and then signed into law this investment of $6 million to begin construction on the S-333 expansion project by the end of the year. Read more »
Published on 8/6/2018

Sen. Bill Nelson's letter: The algae in our waters

Sen. Rubio and I are continuing to urge Congress to approve a massive reservoir project south of Lake Okeechobee that can be used to help store and clean some of the water being released from the lake before it goes into our waterways. Read more »
Published on 8/6/2018

SWFWMD aims to reduce risk of wildfires by scheduling prescribed fires in eight counties

The Southwest Florida Water Management District has announced the schedule for prescribed fires in the counties of Citrus, DeSoto, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Marion, Polk and Sarasota. Read more »
Published on 7/31/2018

What's the value of a clean beach? Here's how economists do the numbers

Millions of Americans head outdoors in the summer, whether for a day at a nearby lake or a monthlong road trip. For environmental economists like me, decisions by vacationers and outdoor recreators offer clues to a challenging puzzle: estimating what environmental resources are worth. Read more »
Published on 7/30/2018

Indian River Lagoon Partnership Funds $2.4 Million Septic-to-Sewer Project

Project will help improve water quality in the Indian River Lagoon Read more »
Published on 7/26/2018

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