January 24, 2020

Environment

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

New Honeybee Lab in Florida Creating a Buzz

Florida is known for its citrus, sweet corn, beans, tomatoes, strawberries, watermelons, and much more, but its place in the world of beekeeping is often overlooked. Honeybees are big business in Florida. Every year, roughly 650,000 bee colonies make a stop in Florida in their rounds across the country, pollinating many major specialty crops. Read more »
Published on 7/24/2018

Triumph Agrees to Support $64.5M for MRO Construction in Northwest Florida

Triumph Gulf Coast today gave preliminary approval to $64.5 million in grants to expand the region's aerospace and aviation infrastructure. The Triumph board voted unanimously to support $56 million in major expansions of the Pensacola International Airport's maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities and $8.5 million for substantial expansion of Whiting Aviation Park in Santa Rosa County. Read more »
Published on 7/23/2018

Major Endowment Empowers Florida State Parks Foundation

Foundation set to expand dramatically in its 25th year Read more »
Published on 7/20/2018

Newly Discovered Shark Species Honors Female Pioneer

Florida Tech's Daly-Engel helped confirm species named for Eugenie Clark Read more »
Published on 7/18/2018

Gov. Scott Announces First Pasco County Scallop Season in More Than 20 Years

Today, Governor Scott announced that for the first time since 1994, state waters off Pasco County will be open to bay scallop harvest during a 10-day season from July 20-29. Read more »
Published on 7/16/2018

Gov. Scott Issues Emergency Order to Combat Algal Blooms in South Florida

CAPE CORAL – Governor Rick Scott today issued an emergency order in Glades, Hendry, Lee, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties to help combat algal blooms caused by Lake Okeechobee water discharges from the Army Corps of Engineers. Read more »
Published on 7/9/2018

Corps to suspend flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will suspend water releases from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Estuaries effective Monday morning. Read more »
Published on 7/9/2018

Florida Forest Service Announces Long Leaf Pine Program for Landowners

The Florida Forest Service announced that the Longleaf Pine Landowner Incentive Program is now accepting applications from eligible, non-industrial private forest landowners. Applications will be accepted now through Friday, July 13, 2018. Read more »
Published on 7/6/2018

Corps to temporarily reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will temporarily reduce flows from Lake Okeechobee over the coming days. Read more »
Published on 7/2/2018

Water Farms Helping South Florida Go With the Flow

Last month, Florida experienced its rainiest May on record. And just think, the wet season is only getting started in the Sunshine State. With the earlier-than-normal super soaking, and no let-up in the immediate offing, a public-private partnership between the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and Caulkins Citrus Co. has been working at full capacity to store local stormwater runoff and help reduce U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' discharges from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie Estuary. Read more »
Published on 6/26/2018

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