November 18, 2019

Environment

Florida's septic tanks and pollution

Florida isn't paying enough attention to the role of septic tanks in fueling algal blooms throughout Florida, says Brian Lapointe. Read more »
Published on 10/25/2019

University of Miami College of Engineering researchers develop new, non-corrosive saltwater concrete

By using seawater and aggregates that contain salt ... UM College of Engineering researchers have developed a new type of concrete. Read more »
Published on 10/25/2019

Jacksonville's urban city trail

Advocates say Emerald Trail will help revitalize Jacksonville's urban core, encourage healthy lifestyles and spur economic development. Read more »
Published on 10/25/2019

Gulf Power's first solar power plant

Gulf Power — now owned by NextEra, the parent company of FPL — is building its first solely owned solar plant in Jackson County... Read more »
Published on 10/25/2019

WeatherSTEM technology alerts of lightning strikes

Tallahassee-based entrepreneur Ed Mansouri has developed technology that provides up-to-the-second alerts of lightning strikes. Read more »
Published on 10/25/2019

Florida Aquarium reproduces coral in a lab

Scientists at Tampa's Florida Aquarium, after more than two years of research, have successfully induced the spawning of pillar coral in a lab. Read more »
Published on 10/25/2019

Orlando's sustainability director Chris Castro

As Orlando's sustainability director, he's overseeing Mayor Buddy Dyer's vision to make Orlando one of the most environmentally friendly and sustainable cities in the country. Read more »
Published on 10/25/2019

Changes at Babcock Ranch

Babcock Ranch, which touts itself as America's first solar-powered town, has named Al Dougherty COO of Babcock Ranch. Read more »
Published on 10/25/2019

Financing Florida's clean energy upgrades for homeowners

In 2010, the Legislature passed a law allowing cities and counties to implement a new type of financing program to help homeowners pay for clean energy upgrades. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2019

Oil drilling in the Everglades

An appellate ruling clears the way for a company to drill in the Everglades, but obstacles remain. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2019

Required solar panels in South Miami

In 2017, South Miami became the first municipality in Florida and the first in the U.S. outside California to require solar panels on new houses. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2019

GE's Pensacola assembly plant advances wind power in Florida

GE's Wind Energy plant in Pensacola assembles 2.5 megawatt turbines, each with the capacity to provide the annual power needs for up to 1,500 homes. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2019

Florida Introduces Community Solar Legislation to Expand Clean Energy Access, Jobs

Florida State Senator Lori Berman introduced community solar legislation (SB 1156), which will expand consumer access to affordable clean energy Read more »
Published on 2/19/2019

Biosolids: Waste to fertilizer to - pollution?

One region's waste fertilizes another region's pastures — but becomes a source of pollution in the process. Read more »
Published on 11/28/2018

Florida's water future: Where is it going? Where will it come from?

Florida's problem isn't a lack of water, but where it is, how it's used, where it gets dumped when we're through with it, and how much it will cost by 2035 to satisfy farms, 5 million new Floridians — and the needs of the environment. Read more »
Published on 11/28/2018

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

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