Environment

A conference in Tallahassee is bringing together political officials, academics and conservation agencies who hope to make the Apalachicola River’s health a national discussion.

No more computer models or projections. Finally – concrete data.

A scientific paper published in February may pave the way for a new conversation about rising sea levels using data instead of projections.

Forget the Easter bunny. In South Florida, spring means sea turtles.

Three types -- leatherbacks, loggerheads and green sea turtles -- lay their eggs on beaches along Florida's coasts, typically between March 1 and Oct. 31. It's exciting for conservationists, scientists and outdoor enthusiasts. But it also means South Florida residents need to take extra precautions to ensure vulnerable hatchlings make it safely to the ocean.

A watchdog groups say Florida is on pace for another record year for manatee deaths.

Lawmakers Funnel $100 Million To Florida Forever

Mar 12, 2018

Neglected for nearly a decade, the Florida Forever conservation program would get $100.8 million in a proposed $88.7 billion budget that lawmakers are expected to approve Sunday.

Rep. Ben Albritton, a Wauchula Republican who chairs the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee, said most of the money would go for land preservation.

“We started at a much lower number for Florida Forever here in the House,” Albritton said. “Thank goodness, in conference (negotiations), we raised that number significantly.”

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