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Rep. Graham Announces Apalachicola Bay Restoration Act

[VIDEO & STORY] Changes could be coming for Apalachicola Bay. Congresswoman Gwen Graham unveiled new legislation to improve water flow for oysters and other seafood.

May 2015

Amendment 1 conservation spending hangs in Florida’s budget limbo

When state legislators reconvene in Tallahassee next month for another attempt on a state budget, legislators and environmental advocates hope to reach a deal for spending the roughly $750 million set aside by Amendment 1.

May 2015

Global carbon dioxide levels reach new monthly record

In another ominous sign of human-caused climate change, US government scientists said Wednesday that global carbon dioxide concentrations have reached a new monthly record of 400 parts per million.

May 2015

Sea rise threatens Florida coast, but no statewide plan

Despite warnings from water experts and climate scientists, skepticism over sea level projections and climate change science has hampered planning efforts at all levels of government, the records showed.

May 2015

Amendment 1 intent in jeopardy, backers say

When environmental leaders across the state decided to push for a constitutional amendment generating billions to buy conservation lands, one of their key goals was to replenish the Florida Forever fund.

April 2015

Florida Forever funds essential for our future: My Word

Florida Forever allows the state to purchase conservation lands from willing sellers and places them in the Florida trust. These lands then become available to the public for hunting, fishing, biking, camping and more. Many become parks for local communities. More than 31 million visitors to Florida enjoy these lands annually, generating more than 2.7 billion tourism dollars.

April 2015

Happy Earth Day! There is still time to conserve Florida for future generations.

Call our lawmakers today and tell them to Fully Fund Florida Forever!

April 2015

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