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May 2016

DeBary kept plan details low-profile

DeBary officials worked to keep details of their plans and negotiations for 102 acres of conservation land under wraps during meetings over the past year, despite their continued insistence the process was transparent.

May 2016

NOAA Fisheries: Red Snapper in South Atlantic to Remain Closed in 2016

NOAA Fisheries announces red snapper will remain closed to commercial and recreational fishing in South Atlantic federal waters in 2016. Red snapper remains closed as the total number of red snapper removed from the population in 2015 exceeded the allowable catch level.

May 2016

Sen. Thad Altman will seek state money to research Indian River Lagoon Vibrio bacteria

Sen. Thad Altman, R-Rockledge, said he'll ask the 2017 Florida Legislature for money to research and teach the public and emergency room staff about the natural but sometimes deadly bacteria.

May 2016

Third of North American Birds Said to Face Extinction Due to Climate Change, Other Man-Made Factors

A new report published by North American Bird Conservation Initiative says that 37 percent of all migratory bird species on the continent are at risk of extinction due to a myriad of harmful environmental factors including climate change, sea-level rise, land development and oil spills.

May 2016

Hundreds protest DeBary's plans to build on conservation lands

More than 200 people showed up on a hot Saturday morning to protest a city of DeBary proposal to add more than 100 acres of conservation land to its plans for a development around the SunRail station.

May 2016

Perils facing the Indian River Lagoon

Fertilizer and pesticide runoff from farmlands, sugar cane fields and homes, septic and treated sewage outflow from our cities, grass clippings from our backyards--all of it creates a nasty stew beneath the surface of the lagoon.

May 2016

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