Environment

Rob Ruzicka, FWC

Corals are in trouble. Global warming and the increase of disease, over fishing – all are leading to catastrophic losses on reefs around the world – including Florida. Biologists are trying to figure out ways to help coral survive. And one project in the Keys aims at saving one species that is at special risk.

There’s a darker side to a rebounding Florida Panther population with state game officials reporting a spike in attacks on livestock and domestic animals in rural Southwest Florida.

WMFE, Amy Green

Florida is the nation’s largest producer of sugar cane, responsible for half of the country’s crop. Sugar’s environmental impact here is bitterly debated as work now begins among the sprawling fields south of Lake Okeechobee on a reservoir aimed at Everglades restoration.

A quarter of the nation’s sugar comes from Florida’s Everglades Agricultural Area. Here where the river of grass once flowed cane fields stretch to every horizon, green and swaying.

Proposal Would Fund, Revamp Beach Projects

Aug 21, 2017

Senate Appropriations Chairman Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, proposed a measure Friday that would set aside at least $50 million a year to help address issues such as beach erosion.

Placards Posted To Save Indian River Dolphins

Aug 21, 2017

Biologists are posting hundreds of signs on the seawalls of the Indian River Lagoon in an effort to save dolphins. The placards caution visitors not to feed the dolphins or discard fishing gear in the lagoon.


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