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BullSugar: How deep does Florida’s corruption seep?

Florida, uniquely corrupt, has real environmental issues it created. They threaten lives, property values, and the entire outdoor lifestyle economy. [...]

September 28, 2018 RECENT, Slide

Florida: Slimy green beaches may be Florida’s new norm

No other state has had such a gift of abundance in water, flora and fauna like Florida. No other state has been so poorly governed that it squandered everything [...]

August 16, 2016 Florida, RECENT, Slide

Florida: Are they finally going to save the Everglades? Nah

It is the strangest thing; everyone in the world knows that Lake Okeechobee's water has to be sent south. If it continues to be sent east and west, it's game over for Florida [...]

August 11, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Florida, Slide

Environment: Black Death, political corruption and the making of a fine corpse

Here we provide you with 8 journalists' takes on the recent and historic Lake Okeechobee discharges and the massive pollution that results from it. [...]

March 14, 2016 FEATURE STORY, Slide

Conservation: When the levee breaks, sugar

An ill-conceived plan by man to redirect Nature’s intended path for water drainage has imperiled the health and welfare of millions of acres of precious wetlands. [...]

February 16, 2016 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide, Uncategorized

News: Florida legislators defy voters in new budget for 2016

Some legislators spent debate time defiantly suggesting that Amendment 1 sponsors misled voters as they justified shortchanging the Florida Forever program [...]

June 26, 2015 News, RECENT, Slide

News: There’s a new Banana Republic. It’s called Tallahassee

The ability to provide flood control and water supply without impairing the ecology of Lake Okeechobee and damaging the Caloosahatchee, St. Lucie, as well as other estuaries is essentially hopeless without moving treated water south through the Everglades. [...]

May 5, 2015 FEATURE STORY, News, Slide

News: Florida pledges billions for Everglades restoration

Florida unveiled a plan for environmental spending, announcing more than $5 billion for the Everglades over the next 20 years. [...]

January 28, 2015 Conservation, News, RECENT, Slide

Conservation: Florida’s Conservation Lands catch a break

The cancellation of Dept. of Environmental Protection's Conservation Land Surplus program is a big win for the citizens of Florida [...]

March 14, 2014 Conservation, RECENT, Slide

News: Something to really upset Floridians

In recent years, Gov. Rick Scott and his buddies in the Legislature have gutted the state's conservation and environmental programs. [...]

December 2, 2013 News, RECENT, Slide