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Amendment 1 Supporters ‘Exploring Every Option’

Backers of a ballot initiative known as Amendment 1 contend lawmakers “ignored” the desires of voters by using a boost in environmental funding to cover the costs of daily state operations while setting aside too little for land buying.

06/16/2015

Members of the Florida House bow their heads in pr

Florida Legislators Reach Deal On Conservation Money

Environmental groups got a small win after Florida legislators reached a deal to set aside money to buy land for environmental projects – though it’s less than what the groups wanted.

06/14/2015

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Differences Persist In Second Day Of Budget Negotiations

A second day of negotiations between House and Senate lawmakers over a spending plan for the budget year that begins July 1 seemed to highlight longstanding divisions between the two chambers even as legislators tried to come to agreement.

06/07/2015

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Environmentalists Optimistic Over Everglades Reservoir Money

Environmentalists will be pushing to get money from Florida lawmakers for a reservoir in the Everglades this upcoming special legislative session and they’re optimistic about getting it.

05/27/2015

One of several fires burning in Big Cypress National Preserve. (Source: Cory Dutton, NPS)

South Florida’s Smoky, Hazy Skies Caused By Big Cypress Brush Fires

Smoke from several large fires burning in the Everglades is causing hazy conditions in South Florida.

CBS Miami–05/22/2015

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U.S. Sugar Spends Heavily On Lobbyists

Compensation reports filed this month show U.S. Sugar Corp. spent a large sum of money on 13 lobbying firms for legislative work in the first three month of the year.

05/20/2015

Musician Jimmy Buffett speaks during "You Want Another Revolution" at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on October 8, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)

Jimmy Buffett University Of Miami Commencement Speaker

The University of Miami students will be treated to a big-name speaker at their commencement ceremony – singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffet.

05/03/2015

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden  (Source: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Vice President Biden Talks Everglades With Florida Officials

Vice President Joe Biden is set to meet with Florida officials Thursday to talk about efforts to protect the Everglades.

04/30/2015

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State’s Plan To Spend Conservation Money Irks Environmentalists

The state Legislature’s proposal to spend money approved by voters for conservation on things like agency operating budgets and state park police has been met with protests from environmentalists.

04/28/2015

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Facing South Florida: Climate Change

Jim takes an in-depth look at climate change, which was thrust front and center into the national spotlight by President Barack Obama’s Earth Day visit to the Everglades.

CBS4–04/27/2015

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