A roundup of news items related to climate change and other environmental issues in Florida:
Gov. Ron DeSantis announces ‘huge step forward’ for Everglades restoration in Palm Beach County | WPTV
SOUTH BAY, Fla. — Calling it the “largest and most significant restoration effort in all of the United States of America,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis visited Palm Beach County on Thursday to announce a “huge step forward” for Everglades restoration.
DeSantis said starting Thursday, crews will begin filling the first of three cells in the 6,500-acre Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir Stormwater Treatment Area in western Palm Beach County.
The EAA Reservoir is part of an effort to store, clean and funnel water south from Lake Okeechobee to the Florida Everglades, helping to restore South Florida’s natural freshwater flow.
Southern Plains bumble bee, found in Florida, could soon become an endangered species | Pensacola News Journal
The agency completed its 90-day findings on petitions to list 10 species under the Endangered Species Act and found that all but one warranted further status reviews.
The eastern hellbender, a large aquatic salamander found in cool, permanent streams across 15 states, was lucky enough to be dropped from consideration. However, the Missouri distinct population of eastern hellbender was listed as endangered by the agency in 2021.
Resilient home designs on the rise as both builders and buyers consider the effects of climate change | Bay News 9
BRADENTON, Fla. — The risk of hurricanes is often top of mind for residents along the coast, making more resilient construction an appealing option for home buyers.
“The first thing you think about is hurricanes,” said William Fullford, who moved to Florida from Virginia Beach about a year ago. “Everybody does, and we wanted to make sure no matter where it was, the house was going to be safe.”
Fullford bought his home in the up-and-coming Hunter’s Point development in Bradenton.
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