Department Of Environmental Protection

Florida Governor Rick Scott attends a road expansion event at the Casa Maiz restaurant as he fields questions from reporters about climate change on March 9, 2015 in Hialeah, Florida. Recent reports indicate that the Florida governor allegedly issued orders for certain state agencies to not to use the term 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Answers Sought After Reports Of ‘Climate Change’ Ban

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.”

03/20/2015

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Putnam: ‘Think Big, Act Boldly’ On Water, Land

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.

01/22/2015

Gov. Rick Scott (Source: CBS4)

Scott Urged To Make Interim Secretaries Permanent At DCF, DJJ

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.

12/01/2014

The Seven Mile Bridge in The Florida Keys

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.

08/30/2014

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Broward Land Sale Before Cabinet Tuesday

The state may soon be able to plant another $2 million into a trust fund for future land conservation.

08/18/2014

A small brackish pond with mangrove seedlings and dead Australian pines in the background. (Source: Florida State Parks)

Foster & Adoptive Children Receive Free Park Passes

More than 15,000 foster and adoptive children and their families are getting free passes to Florida’s state parks.

03/15/2014

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park  (Source: http://www.floridastateparks.org/capeflorida/default.cfm)

State Parks Bring In $1.2 Billion In Last Year

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.

CBS Miami–11/15/2013

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Panel: Fla. Water Companies Must Pay For Subpar Water Quality

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.

CBS4–02/16/2013

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Foster Kids Given Free Pass To State Parks

The state’s Department of Environmental Protection is making it easier for Florida’s foster kids to enjoy the great outdoors.

01/20/2013

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Everglades Restoration Project Gets Green Light

There’s good news for South Florida’s River of Grass. The Department of Environmental Protection has made the final sign-off on permits and consent orders that will allow for a massive Everglades restoration project to go forward, the agency said Tuesday.

CBS4–09/12/2012