Legislators acknowledge climate threat and pass ‘Clean Waterways Act,’ but the bill is another weak response to the growing danger

Legislators acknowledge climate threat and pass ‘Clean Waterways Act,’ but the bill is another weak response to the growing danger

In Florida we have a habit of cheering half measures and Johnny-come-lately actions from our public leaders. To wit: The Florida Legislature last week passed the first bill in a …

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Legislators send the “Clean Waterways Act” to Gov. DeSantis and clean-water groups say lawmakers once again have come to the aid of polluters and landowners

Legislators send the “Clean Waterways Act” to Gov. DeSantis and clean-water groups say lawmakers once again have come to the aid of polluters and landowners

By Ryan Smart, David Cullen and Lisa Rinaman, clean-water advocates The misnamed “Clean Waterways Act” has passed in both chambers of the Florida Legislature and is on its way to …

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Electric vehicles are increasingly popular and Florida officials recognize they need to plan for the switch from gasoline

Electric vehicles are increasingly popular and Florida officials recognize they need to plan for the switch from gasoline

When you think of electric cars, chances are one name comes to mind: Tesla. But not for long. Ford, Volkswagen, BMW, Toyota, in fact all the major car makers, have …

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Florida touts the beauty of the state’s springs, but the Legislature is passing laws that threaten them and the manatees who depend on them

Florida touts the beauty of the state’s springs, but the Legislature is passing laws that threaten them and the manatees who depend on them

The Florida Springsfest, which took place last weekend at Silver Springs State Park, is one of the Florida Parks System’s most popular events. In 2019, the event drew a record …

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Florida’s climate deniers are using a new buzzword — resiliency

Florida’s climate deniers are using a new buzzword — resiliency

Florida’s climate-denying politicians have discovered a magic word that allows them to dodge awkward questions about a sultry new reality. They say “resiliency.” They still won’t talk about the need …

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The doctors of tomorrow are concerned about the environmental policies of today

The doctors of tomorrow are concerned about the environmental policies of today

When you think about the doctors and nurses you see in your daily life — what we call clinical care — you may be surprised to learn that such care …

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FAU poll shows Florida Democrats, Republicans  and Independents are concerned about the effects of climate change on future generations

FAU poll shows Florida Democrats, Republicans and Independents are concerned about the effects of climate change on future generations

Floridians from all major political parties believe climate change is real and are concerned about its impact on future generations in the state, according to the second Florida Climate Resilience Survey, …

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Legislation would curb water pollution from septic tanks and city-owned water and sewer operations

Legislation would curb water pollution from septic tanks and city-owned water and sewer operations

In every estuary in America with a story of redemption, the road back to clean water started with prioritizing wastewater and stormwater infrastructure investments. Such an approach is proving successful throughout …

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Tackling the challenges of climate change will take a “WWII scale” mobilization

Wall Street is growing concerned about the financial future of burning fossil fuels

Here’s progress for you: Wall Street is suddenly turning against fossil fuels. A recently leaked report from investment bank titan JP Morgan states “although precise predictions are not possible, it …

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How the rich are using federal money to buy their way out of climate catastrophes

It may sound ugly, but ‘retreat’ is a concept Floridians are going to have to embrace as the water rises

Retreat is such an un-American concept. Rhymes with defeat, and considered synonymous. Yet as we move further and faster into the time of climate change, Florida will need to embrace …

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