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Florida breaks the record for largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases; the Moving Forward Act could help with coastal restoration.

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GOP anti-Trump groups multiply, like Super PAC 43 Alumni for Biden. And lawmakers and career prosecutors criticize Trump for commuting the already shortened sentence of Roger Stone.

Public News Service - FL: Environment

Turn on the water tap and get - pollution? That's what several Florida groups warn can be expected after a new federal appeals court ruling that clears the way for "back-pumping" from drainage canals into South Florida's Lake Okeechobee. A previous court had ruled that federal Clean Water Act over

Florida beachgoers may soon be looking at oil rigs, if a Florida House committee has its way. In a last-minute maneuver, committee members have given their nod to a bill that would lift the ban on oil drilling in state waters. If passed by the legislature, it would allow oil rigs three miles off Flo

Florida Governor Charlie Crist may have new support for his initiatives on reducing greenhouse gas pollution. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a finding that such carbon pollution is a danger to human health and to the climate, because of more smog, more intense hurricanes and kil

Florida is home to the largest concentration of freshwater springs in the world, 700 in all, but environmental groups say the springs are suffering from pollution because of septic tank, storm water and fertilizer runoff. Help may be on the way: the state Senate Committee for Community Affairs is

Floridians have a chance to visit panther country on Saturday, as part of the Governor’s proclaimed Save the Panther Day. It will wrap up a week of activities devoted to raising awareness of rescuing the state animal from the threat of extinction. Saturday's open house will take place at the R

Florida's Governor Charlie Crist has new support for his policies on climate change – a new report from Audubon Florida shows that as many as 83 per cent of Florida voters support his proposals for clean cars, renewable energy, and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The study also found th

The clock has been turned back on some 11th hour moves by the Bush administration. Florida environmental groups are celebrating a new ruling from Washington that could protect the 114 endangered species in Florida, including the Florida panther. President Obama has reversed a last-minute rule chan

The Florida legislature is just getting going on its new session, but the lawmakers have already got their first report card; they were graded 'C' overall for efforts to reverse the decline of the 8,500 or so miles of coastline and ocean that much of the Florida economy depends on. The Florida Coast

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