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Check out the latest National and Florida related wildlife and environmental news articles.

Podcast: Seismic Airgun Testing

The consequences of seismic testing have manifested in locations across the world: drastically reduced fishery numbers; marine animal deaths, behavioral disruptions, and breeding interruptions; and job elimination.

November 2014

Paula Dockery: Respect voters' wishes on Amendment 1

The biggest winner of the Nov. 4 election was Amendment 1. Not only was it the only one of three amendments on the ballot to pass, but it passed with 75 percent of the vote.

November 2014

19th Florida panther killed by car, tying all-time record

That ties the all-time record set in 2012 — with more than a month left to go in the year. Experts expect to see the record broken before New Year's Eve rolls around.

November 2014

Florida DEP to Host Lake Okeechobee Restoration Plan Meeting Tuesday (Nov. 18) in Okeechobee

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection invites stakeholders - government representatives, scientists, environmental organizations, agricultural operators and others - to attend a meeting to discuss the draft Lake Okeechobee restoration plan.

November 2014

Amendment 1: Conservation land amendment passes by wide margin

Florida voters passed by a wide margin Tuesday a measure that designates billions of dollars to conservation efforts over the next 20 years.

November 2014

Volusia, Flagler lands in play as voters decide on Florida conservation funds

"[Amendment 1] has been endorsed by more than 400 organizations, ranging from such diverse statewide groups as the Florida Wildlife Federation and Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association to local groups such as the Ormond Scenic Loop and Trail and Flagler County Commission."

October 2014

Jim Fowler pitches Amendment One!

This November, Florida voters will decide whether to pump more money into land and water conservation.

October 2014