May 28, 2020

Environment

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

Kalera's hydroponic ‘Green' lettuce is a hit

Kalera's hydroponic lettuce farm makes growing predictable and sustainable. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2020

North Florida Green Chamber makes going green easy for members

Operational for just over a year, the North Florida Green Chamber has a mission to make it “cool and convenient” to be green. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2020

RGF creates sustainability through cleanliness

RGF makes more than 500 products to clean air, water and food, but COVID-19 is keeping it busy at the moment. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2020

Hard Rock Stadium's CEO pledges to reduce 100% of single-use plastics by 2022

Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens to replace nearly all single-use plastics in concessions with more eco-friendly alternatives... 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

Miami and Surfside's plan against sea-level rise

Miami has unveiled a “climate ready plan” outlining ways to adapt to sea-level rise. Read more »
Published on 3/25/2020

Apalachicola Bay's restored oyster industry

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will administer a $20-million federal grant to help restore Apalachicola Bay's oyster industry. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2020

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

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

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

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

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

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