Articles in Category: 'Florida Department of Environmental Protection'

By: Gwen Keyes Fleming | Posted: December 3, 2012 5:00 AM
Nutrient pollution, the excess nitrogen and phosphorus that causes algal blooms and fish kills, is a major source of water quality impairment across the state of Florida.
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By: Nancy Smith | Posted: July 17, 2012 3:55 AM
Obama surrogates swooped into Florida Friday to drop $80 million in federal subsidies for conservation easements north of Lake Okeechobee. That’s fancy talk for paying landowners to hold water.
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: September 30, 2010 4:05 AM

Florida received a one-month reprieve before the enactment of new regulations for some bodies of water, but state regulators are still looking for flexibility from the federal Environmental Protection Agency in developing new regulations that will govern different bodies of water.

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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: September 27, 2010 4:05 AM
A federal plan to tighten ozone rules would more than quadruple the number of Florida counties in violation of air-quality standards and smother 47,769 jobs statewide, industry reports say.
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By: Alex Tiegen | Posted: May 19, 2010 12:36 AM

Florida is hoping BP will cut it a check large enough to deal with the consequences of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico every day for close to a month. But it hasn’t been exactly generous with its own funds used to keep Florida lands and waters free of oil.

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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: July 8, 2010 4:05 AM

New legislation aims to light a fire under Florida's lukewarm recycling efforts.

Blending a market-based approach with more rigorous reporting requirements, House Bill 7243 aims to move the state closer to its 75 percent recycling goal by 2020.

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