October 7, 2022

Environment

NextEra Energy's ambitious 'real zero' plan leaves carbon emissions behind for good

Juno Beach-based NextEra Energy captured attention earlier this year when it announced it would eliminate carbon emissions by 2045 and use only wind, solar, battery storage, nuclear, green hydrogen and other renewables to provide power. Unlike other net zero promises, NextEra says its “real zero” doesn't rely on buying carbon credits to offset power generation. Read more »
Published on 9/8/2022

The best climate change reporting drives solutions

Environmental journalist Cynthia Barnett was at the forefront of climate reporting and has seen the field grow exponentially in recent years. A critically acclaimed author and regular op-ed contributor, she... Read more »
Published on 5/3/2022

Infrastructure: Critical strategies Florida can implement as it grows

Florida is projected to gain 2.5 million new residents by 2030. Here's what that means for schools, roads, homes and other infrastructure needs Read more »
Published on 3/8/2022

Innovative approach to water treatment reduces pollutants in stormwater and residual treated wastewater

In addition to 2½ miles of walking trail and wildlife overlooks, the park has 20 educational signs and four permanent interactive exhibits... Read more »
Published on 8/31/2021

Sarasota's Marie Selby Botanical Gardens begins its expansion

At times, the relationship between Sarasota's Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and its surrounding neighborhood has been contentious... Read more »
Published on 7/30/2021

Mars Wrigley partners with Danimer Scientific to develop biodegradable packaging for its products

Danimer also has worked with Pepsi, Nestle and Bacardi to produce environmentally friendly packaging... Read more »
Published on 7/30/2021

Is recycling in Florida a waste?

Since China stopped buying America's trash, the economics of recycling don't add up for many Florida communities. Read more »
Published on 6/29/2021

4G Recycling advises companies on reducing waste and moves materials from producers of scrap to warehouses and buyers

Brothers and millennials Brent and Zachary Kirstein introduced an online bidding tool to help businesses recycle more effectively by getting the most for their recyclables... Read more »
Published on 6/29/2021

Daytona Beach startup Modularity Space hoping to redefine satellite industry

During Scott Weintraub's first semester at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University a few years back, a professor put a picture of space debris on the board. The image struck a nerve. Read more »
Published on 6/29/2021

FAMU-FSU University researcher received $1.4-million federal grant to study how bacteria can remove carcinogens from groundwater

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences grant calls for Youneng Tang to collaborate with researchers at Texas Tech University. Read more »
Published on 6/29/2021

Florida hurricane season 2021: The good news and bad news

The good news: More than a quarter of Florida's homes have been built or remodeled according to the tougher statewide building codes... Read more »
Published on 5/26/2021

Climate First Bank plans to supercharge solar loan products

After selling the first bank he started in 2006, Ken LaRoe and his wife bought a small motor home and traveled across country... Read more »
Published on 5/26/2021

What happened in Texas raises questions about Florida's power system

After the 2021 Texas power grid failure, questions arise about Florida's power grid, but there are differences. Read more »
Published on 5/26/2021

A longtime touts the climate benefits of undeveloped land

Jim Strickland's advice to fellow ranchers interested in combating climate change is simple: Stay in business. Read more »
Published on 5/26/2021

U.N. panel casts doubt on dire hurricane season storm warnings

Hurricane season inevitably brings speculation on whether climate change is making the storm season worse. Read more »
Published on 5/26/2021

Endangered Oyster Reefs Given New Life

Florida's foremost aquatic restoration company Sea & Shoreline rehabilitated damaged oyster reefs in an effort to allow these "ecosystem engineers" to continue providing healthier environments. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2021

Fixing the Everglades — A New Report Card

Twenty years into a state-federal plan spending billions to re-engineer the Everglades, the Everglades remain vulnerable to continuing degradation. Read more »
Published on 3/17/2021

SunDial helps businesses optimize power consumption

The technology also allows users to monitor lifetime energy savings and emission reductions as well as create simulations for... Read more »
Published on 3/1/2021

Florida parks have found a new appreciation during the pandemic

Early on during the coronavirus pandemic, Christopher Counts went for an evening walk with his wife around their Coral Gables neighborhood... Read more »
Published on 3/1/2021

Florida's state parks

In 2019, Florida's state parks had about 29 million visitors — more than the Magic Kingdom's 21 million annual visitors Read more »
Published on 3/1/2021

UF IFAS researchers develop citrus greening-resistant tree

Greening, a disease transmitted by an insect, compromises a tree's root system and ultimately affects the fruit. Read more »
Published on 1/27/2021

Miami Beach is getting new underwater art project: The ReefLine

The ReefLine, an underwater public sculpture park, snorkel trail and artificial reef about 900 feet offshore. Read more »
Published on 1/27/2021

Restoring the Florida Everglades: Where things stand

It's been 20 years since Congress approved the comprehensive plan to restore the Everglades. Read more »
Published on 1/27/2021

The Florida Green Lodging Program is helping hotels go green

15 Northwest Florida lodging facilities commit to the state's green program. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2020

ECOncrete requires less energy to make and promotes healthy marine life

ECOncrete features 3-D textured surfaces that mimic natural reefs and promote the growth of oysters, corals and other healthy marine life Read more »
Published on 5/27/2020

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Chef Louie Bossi speaks in Palm Beach Post Storytellers Project
Chef Louie Bossi speaks in Palm Beach Post Storytellers Project

Now the owner of restaurants that bear his name, Chef Louie Bossi speaks about how food and cooking helped him through the darkest times of his life.

 

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