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On Tuesday morning, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee is expected to vote in favor of a bill cutting the EPA's budget by 7 percent. The Environmental Defense Fund and its partner advocacy organization, EDF Action, are denouncing the move.

 

Miami Beach Doctor Files Lawsuit To Stop Mosquito Spraying

Jul 5, 2017

A Miami Beach doctor who last year helped spearhead angry opposition to using the pesticide naled has filed an emergency request in federal court to stop Miami-Dade County from conducting aerial spraying in its seasonal battle against native marsh mosquitoes.

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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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