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Keys officials make plans to adapt roads to rising seas

Florida Keys officials have approved a framework for county roads that need to be adapted to rising sea levels.

January 2017

Court panel OKs back pumping into Lake Okeechobee without federal permit

It’s hardly a victory for anyone in Florida, said Tania Galloni, managing attorney for the Florida office of Earthjustice, the nonprofit environmental law firm that represented the Florida Wildlife Federation, Friends of the Everglades and Sierra Club in the multi-state case. "This ruling allows polluted water to flow, unregulated, into Lake Okeechobee, where it contributes to toxic algae outbreaks."

January 2017

Advocate Praises New Wildlife Designations

The president of the Florida Wildlife Federation is praising a decision by state regulators to upgrade protections for a broad range of iconic species.

January 2017

The last time the Earth was this warm was 125,000 years ago

The planet sizzled to its third straight record warm year in 2016, and human activity is to blame, federal scientists announced Wednesday.

January 2017

Fishbrain App to Help Florida FWC Track Non-Native Fish

250,000 Florida anglers can now log 15 different types of nonnative fish to help monitor and benefit the local ecosystem

January 2017

Humans have destroyed 7% of Earth’s pristine forest landscapes just since 2000

The world’s natural places are disappearing at a galloping clip, says a new study, released Friday in the journal Science Advances.

January 2017

Gulf Council to Meet in New Orleans, Louisiana

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet January 30 - February 2, 2017 at the Astor Crowne Plaza hotel, located at 739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.

January 2017

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