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Martin Commission backs Negron’s plan to curb Lake Okeechobee discharges

By a 4-1 vote Tuesday, Martin County commissioners supported state legislation to buy land south of Lake Okeechobee for a reservoir to help curtail discharges to the St. Lucie River. [...]

February 15, 2017 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Opinion: As true conservative, Gaetz should cut Big Sugar

"a federal cut Gaetz could fight for that would eliminate an obscene... theft of taxpayer money... Gaetz should abolish the federal subsidy to Big Sugar." [...]

February 13, 2017 Conservation, Opinion, RECENT, Slide

NYT: A chance for Trump to save our streams

The president can take a first step toward protecting our water resources by vetoing Congress’s misguided vote to roll back stream protection. [...]

February 10, 2017 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide, Uncategorized

What would happen to Florida if the EPA really did go away?

Florida would probably be a much stinkier place. Breathing might be difficult in the Tampa Bay area. And going to the beach could endanger your health. [...]

February 9, 2017 Conservation, RECENT, Slide, Uncategorized

Sugar growers to state: No sale on our farmland south of Lake Okeechobee

The owners said to the Legislature on Tuesday that they “do not support any governmental acquisition of additional farm lands south of Lake Okeechobee" [...]

February 7, 2017 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

News: Opposition to south-of-the-lake water plan heats up

Gov. Scott’s proposed state 2017-18 budget comes with a “FAQ” summary that rejects funding for water-storage areas in the Everglades Agricultural Area. [...]

February 6, 2017 Conservation, RECENT, Slide

Fisheries managers should heed public opinion—and science—on menhaden

Public comments have poured in on how to manage Atlantic menhaden: Conserve the species for its contribution to the marine ecosystem. [...]

February 2, 2017 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, Slide

Public Lands: House moves to encourage drilling in National Parks

If the Park Service’s drilling rules are repealed, national parks would be subjected to poorly regulated oil and gas drilling, threatening parks’ air, water and wildlife. [...]

February 1, 2017 Conservation, RECENT, Slide

NOAA Fisheries completes review of Columbia River hatcheries

Hatchery steelhead and salmon can pose risk to wild fish by overwhelming spawning grounds and reducing the genetic fitness of natural stocks. [...]

January 26, 2017 Conservation, RECENT, Slide

Take Action: Petition to protect our public lands

The majority of Americans want to keep public lands in public hands, but most policymakers have been slow to speak out against the land heist. [...]

January 23, 2017 Conservation, FEATURE STORY, scroll, Slide, Take Action