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John Lai News Prss Article On Clean Water


Gov. Ron DeSantis made his first stop at UF since his election Tuesday morning.

He spoke to a crowd of about 50 on the Steinmetz Hall courtyard about his strategies to target environmental concerns and...

State water managers have set aside $4.1 million for FIU, University of Florida and Florida Gulf Coast University to study water issues in the Everglades and greater South Florida.

THE EVERGLADES, Fla. (AP) — On a balmy Monday morning, Elina Llamas sat in the second row of an airboat as it powered through the largest tropical wilderness in the United States...

Facts from the Past

Projects for the Present

Recommendations for the Future

One major lesson of the past decade is this: In Florida, the environment is the economy. If you mess up one, you mess up the other.

[...] As the sugar-white sands developed a bad case of thick, brown acne, tourists canceled hotel reservations all over the state. No charter fishing trips. No beach weddings. Ultimately BP agreed to pay Florida $3.2 billion for its losses.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis promised to make water quality a priority. He started well. At his urging, the Legislature last year appropriated $625 million for clean-water projects...

Gov. Ron DeSantis is making progress on his environmental wish list

Too often, the debate over water quality problems and solutions in Florida is fueled by emotions and not facts.

a Senate committee watered down a bill aimed at giving the state more tools to regulate agricultural runoff and septic tanks.

City commissioners and the dozens of people packing City Hall Monday evening agreed to "row the boat" toward a legal action against the Army Corps of Engineers.

Several Florida environmental groups say two sugar lobbyists shouldn't be on the panel helping decide how the Army Corps of Engineers will manage Lake Okeechobee.

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