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Big Investment in Little Fish in the Mid-Atlantic

Forage fish, the small species that support the marine food web, won new safeguards along the U.S. Atlantic coast. NOAA rule benefits America's fisheries, predators, and ocean health.

September 2017

Will legislators finally start preserving Florida's land, as the Constitution requires?

Legislators made a promise to represent us, and it's wrong for them to keep ignoring us. Let your legislator know you are tired of this and that you want the dollars you voted for conservation land-buying to be directed to conservation land-buying in the 2018 legislative session.

September 2017

The sea level did, in fact, rise faster in Florida and the southeast U.S.

In a paper published online Wednesday, University of Florida researchers calculated that from 2011 to 2015, the sea level along the American coastline south of Cape Hatteras, N.C., rose six times faster than the long-term rate of global increase.

September 2017

FWC releases new videos to help Florida residents avoid conflicts with bears

New videos in Living with Florida Black Bears series released by FWC

August 2017

Florida Environmentalists Race to Save Threatened Gopher Tortoises From Developers

To Sarah Gledhill, planning director at the Florida Wildlife Federation (FWF), this poses a particular problem because ITP permit-holders were never required to resurvey their land to confirm whether the number of gopher tortoises had changed over the years.

August 2017

Mangroves Tops in Shoreline Protection

A recently published NASA-funded research study in which Villanova University Biology Professor Samantha Chapman played a key role has discovered a new, natural phenomenon that could offer an economic and ecological solution to coastal wetland protection—the spread of mangrove trees.

August 2017

The Sea Level Did, in Fact, Rise Faster in the Southeast U.S.

In a paper published online Wednesday, University of Florida researchers calculated that from 2011 to 2015, the sea level along the American coastline south of Cape Hatteras rose six times faster than the long-term rate of global increase.

August 2017

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