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GOVERNMENT Putnam ordered to pay $16.9M in citrus suit or face contempt charge

Putnam ordered to pay $16.9M in citrus suit or face contempt charge

THE DAILY FRAY
March 28, 2018 07:58 am

Florida agricultural commissioner Adam Putnam “has done absolutely nothing” to uphold private property rights in a case involving Lee County homeowners whose citrus trees were destroyed under the citrus-canker eradication program more than 15 years ago, a state judge has ruled. MORE »
LAND Laser technology joins fight against citrus greening

Laser technology joins fight against citrus greening

THE DAILY FRAY
March 8, 2018 8:19 am

A form of laser surgery used to mend human hearts also shows promise for Florida's iconic orange and the desperate antibacterial fight against fatal citrus greening, a major grower said this week. MORE-»
GOVERNMENT Nick Wiley, advocate for bear hunting, leaves FWC

Nick Wiley, advocate for bear hunting, leaves FWC

THE DAILY FRAY
November 27, 2017 5:44 pm

Nick Wiley, whose career at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spanned 30 years, is stepping down as executive director to be the chief conservation officer at Ducks Unlimited. MORE-»
5=Q&A On Wall Street, green is good, green is right, green works

On Wall Street, green is good, green is right, green works

By JOHN HOWELL The Daily Fray
November 24, 2017 10:00 pm

Environmental guardians and Wall Street investors probably seem like an odd couple. But both are about the long run. Each benefits from a changing landscape in climate awareness, personal values, and goals. And from 2014 to 2016, investments considered socially responsible grew from $6.6 trillion to $8.7 trillion. MORE-»
WATER Bimini's Shark Girl is wild about underwater ballet

Bimini's Shark Girl is wild about underwater ballet

By JOHN HOWELL The Daily Fray
November 9, 2017 6:30 am

Jillian Morris was free-diving in a shiver of sharks near her home in Bimini when she had a yin and yang moment. The experience was breathless; the photo is now timeless. “Two species of shark,” Morris said, “coexisting in a beautiful ballet.” MORE-»

'Last gasp'

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» Captive breeding may be the last chance to save Florida's grasshopper sparrow, North America's most endangered bird. (Via Audubon)



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» "Blue Planet II" by Sir David Attenborough, which debuted on the BBC Oct. 29, may not be the last conservation film series for the 91-year-old naturalist. "I see no reason whatsoever why I can’t live past 100. Earth has enough wonders to make more than three Planet Earth series."



 Out there

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» When Gulf Coast Floridians reflect on Hurricane Irma, they will forever remember "The Wobble." How the slightest shift affected the monster storm's path, preventing coastal communities from a total wipeout. (Tampa Bay Times)


algaeMIAMI.jpg» 'Water management is killing us' (Florida Weekly)


» Monster mosquitoes vs. Zika (Tampa Bay Times)


» NOAA: 10-16 tropical storms (Associated Press)


» Inside an "otherworldly" Cuba (Orlando Sentinel)


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