Department Of Environmental Protection
Florida has received an array of applications for the top jobs at its environmental and law-enforcement agencies, with little more than a week remaining for people to submit resumes.
Rising sea levels are threatening St. Augustine’s centuries-old Spanish fortress and other national landmarks. So Ponce de Leon’s mythical Fountain of Youth could soon spill over into the ocean if the Atlantic engulfs the area.
An environmental group wants Florida’s inspector general to check out reports of an unwritten policy prohibiting state agencies from using the terms “climate change” and “global warming.”
Florida lawmakers, who received a directive from voters in November to increase spending to protect water sources and sensitive lands, were told to “think big and act boldly” by the state agriculture commissioner on Thursday.
As he gets ready to start a second term, Gov. Rick Scott will have to choose leaders for the Florida Department of Children and Families and the Department of Juvenile Justice.
Parts of the historic seven mile bridge have fallen into the ocean making it dangerous for boaters near the area.
The state may soon be able to plant another $2 million into a trust fund for future land conservation.
More than 15,000 foster and adoptive children and their families are getting free passes to Florida’s state parks.
While national parks have gone through more than a week of closures this year, Florida state parks are doing just fine in the last fiscal year.
Privately owned utilities would be penalized for failing to meet state water quality standards, if a panel’s recommendation is heeded by Florida’s Legislature.