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State Faces Second Challenge On 'Amendment 1' SpendingA Gainesville-based environmental group has launched a second legal challenge to how lawmakers carried out a constitutional amendment that requires spending on land acquisition and preservation.
TB Hospital Buyer Seeks Refund Over Land EstimateA development company that acquired the site of the former A.G. Holley state tuberculosis hospital last year in Palm Beach County wants a $1.29 million refund from the state because the property has less land than advertised.
New Hunt For Oil In Florida Raises Environmental ConcernsRenewed hunts for oil in sensitive Florida ecosystems have environmental groups raising questions about the state's regulation of the oil and gas industry.
Cave Diving Death Under Investigation In Volusia County Investigators in Volusia County are trying to figure out why a man died over the weekend cave diving.
Environmental, Law Enforcement Jobs Draw HopefulsFlorida 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.
Sea Rise Threatens Florida Coast, But No Statewide PlanRising 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.
Answers Sought After Reports Of 'Climate Change' BanAn 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."
Putnam: 'Think Big, Act Boldly' On Water, LandFlorida 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.
Scott Urged To Make Interim Secretaries Permanent At DCF, DJJAs 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.
Piece Of Concrete Falls Off Old Seven Mile Bridge Parts of the historic seven mile bridge have fallen into the ocean making it dangerous for boaters near the area.
Broward Land Sale Before Cabinet TuesdayThe state may soon be able to plant another $2 million into a trust fund for future land conservation.
Foster & Adoptive Children Receive Free Park PassesMore than 15,000 foster and adoptive children and their families are getting free passes to Florida's state parks.
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