EPA

Rob Ruzicka, FWC

Among the environmental programs on the chopping block under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget is a little-known grant program administered through the Environmental Protection Agency called the South Florida Geographic Initiative.  The program funds efforts to monitor water quality in the Everglades and the Florida Keys as well as efforts to monitor the health of seagrasses and coral reefs.  The proposed loss of that federal support has some environmental researchers in Florida on edge.

Legislation making its way on Capitol Hill could help Florida communities hit by toxic algae blooms.

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Every county in Southwest Florida has logged at least one violation according to a new report on the nation’s tap water. Some had as many as six.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced an update to its Agricultural Worker Protection Standard in late September.  The updates are intended to better protect against harmful pesticide exposure.  Farmworker advocates are celebrating the victory and what it will mean form the nation’s 2 million farmworkers, including nearly 300,000 in Florida.

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Environmental experts met Tuesday in Naples to discuss massive wetland loss in the state and looming federal policy changes that could help.

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