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Environment

Multimedia: Sources of Biofuel

You may be surprised what researchers are concocting these days for sources of biofuel — like manure and citrus waste. Watch this presentation for an inside look into ethanol and biodiesel. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2008

Ethanol: Miracle or Mistake?

Florida is sinking millions into ethanol research and grants. But nobody is even close to making it profitable. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2008

Florida Company Recycles Human Hair

SmartGrow mats, which the company sells in disks ranging from 6.25 inches to 14 inches, go in the bottom of pots to promote plant growth. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2008

$12-Million Worth of Green

When Palm Beach County’s Romano Law Group started running short of office space, senior partner John Romano decided against adding on or moving to an existing, bigger building. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2008

Desal Plant Takes Next Step

Now that the plant is working, it’s attracting flocks of curious visitors, including water agency managers from around the world. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2008

Creating a Carbon Trading Hub

The global carbon-trade market is growing fast, with a 2007 cash value of $60 billion, up about 80% from $33 billion in 2006, according to Point Carbon consulting group. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2008

One Last Big Push for Phosphate Mining

South-central Florida's landscape will be shaped in large part by a company many residents have never heard of. Mosaic is the only big player left in Florida's phosphate industry, and it controls more than 300,000 acres. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2008

No Water, No Growth

New Florida residents can get by without enough roads or schools, but they can’t live without water. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2008

What Happens to Old Mine Land?

The industry is required to restore phosphate mines. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2008

Phosphate Mining 101

Phosphate mining is big business in Florida. Our interactive presentation highlights how phosphate mining works -- from deep in the ground to the distribution of fertilizer. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2008

Video: Babcock Ranch Tour

The vintage Florida way of life meets development at the Babcock Ranch. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2008

Emphasizing the Outdoors in Building

Surrounding buildings are designed as open-air loggias for different functions, from dining to changing rooms. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2008

The Green Advantage

Florida is known for its beautiful beaches, wildlife and natural environment, and many of Florida’s CEOs embrace the state’s environmental values and recognize that their approach toward the environment plays a major role in their success. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2008

Niagara Bottling's Fall

Lake County economic developers lured the company in, then spit it out. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2008

Airport Growing Pains

Northwest Florida's attempt to build a new airport is not out of the woods yet. A court ordered limited construction. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2008

Central Beef Had 'Willful Disregard'

The state's biggest slaughterhouse operator polluted neighbors' land for nearly a decade. Why did it take the state so long to stop him? Read more »
Published on 2/1/2008

No Devil, But Plenty of Details in Stadium Pitch

As they remake their baseball team, the owners of the Tampa Bay Rays say they want to transform St. Petersburg’s downtown as well. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2008

Shades of Green

Not all "green" plans are equal. But some companies and governments are taking real strides in sustainability. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2008

Icon: Nathaniel Pryor Reed

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Published on 12/1/2007

Florida Conservation Photography

View breathtaking work from Florida environmental photographers, including Clyde Butcher and Eric Zamora, who have collaborated on a calendar. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2007

A 1559 Shipwreck Find

University of West Florida archeological sleuths have identified a second vessel at Florida’s oldest shipwreck site, where a hurricane in 1559 sank six ships that were part of Spaniard Don Tristan de Luna’s colonization attempt. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2007

Opening the Gate for Ethanol

Gate Petroleum Co. of Jacksonville's $90-million terminal is a first in Florida designated primarily for biofuels. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2007

Stats: Tightening the Spigot

Good news: Florida’s per-capita water consumption is finally on the decline, according to a new report from the U.S. Geological Survey. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2007

Chemical Fertilizers: A Growing Problem

In a quest to clean up its waters, Sarasota County has outlawed the use of chemical fertilizers by residents and businesses between June 1 and Sept. 30. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2007

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