A roundup of news items related to climate change and other environmental issues in Florida:
DeSantis awards nearly $10M for new tech to combat harmful algal blooms | WINK News
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced nearly $10 million for innovative technologies to combat harmful algal blooms.
DeSantis announced on Thursday that funding is being provided for 10 projects that will mitigate the effects and impacts of harmful algal blooms, including blue-green algae.
Algal blooms impact beaches and waterways when excessive nutrients are present and can produce toxins that harm fish, mammals and people.
Here are the environmental bills to watch as Florida’s legislative session starts | Tampa Bay Times
From Key West to Pensacola, Florida’s environment is facing a surge of threats.
On land, human development jeopardizes the existence of the Florida panther, one of the state’s most endangered species, while climate-fueled sea rise puts pressure on an already troubled insurance market — all while more than 1,000 people move here each day. In the water, pollution continues to kill off seagrass in major estuaries, coral bleaching has pushed offshore reefs to the brink and fish are contaminated with pharmaceuticals.
It’s under this backdrop that Florida lawmakers convene in Tallahassee … for the annual legislative session, where a slate of new laws and an annual budget will emerge after 60 days.
How conservative climate groups are approaching the primary | E&E News
Conservative climate change advocates are testing out differing approaches to the Republican presidential primary, figuring out the best way to leverage their growing prominence.
With the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses days away, most right-wing climate organizations have not endorsed a presidential candidate.
But they’re making their voices heard in other ways, mostly pushing hopefuls to talk about climate change and what, if anything, they would do to fight it.
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