The Florida Senate is poised to approve legislation aimed at preventing local governments from banning the sale of certain types of sunscreen, fast-tracking a proposal that did not pass the Legislature last year.
Hundreds of mangroves were cut down illegally in Wilbur-By-The-Sea. The state about 500 were cut, in violation of the law.
Gruters warned the bill as initially proposed “would be a massive tax increase on the public.”
The issue centers on a decision by Key West to ban certain types of sunscreen because of concerns that two chemicals used in the products could damage coral reefs.
An effort to impose a 12.5-cent-per-gallon tax on water bottled from Florida’s springs was tabled Tuesday before facing the possibility of being defeated in a split Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee.
Metallica donated more than $500,000 to relief efforts as the Australian bushfires continue to ravage the country.
Groups like the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Coral Restoration Foundation are teaming up to save seven iconic reefs up and down the Florida Keys.
Citizens and city leaders currently make up a task force called the 'Recycling Alternative Program.'
Warming temperatures resulting from climate change are having a dramatic and potentially devastating effect on sea turtle populations — as temperatures rise, so does the temperature of the sandy beaches where turtles lay their eggs, and this means that an overwhelming majority of turtles are now born female.
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