Environment

Wakulla Springs
Rachel Kramer via Flickr

A sinkhole opened up Friday underneath a fertilizer factory in central Florida, dumping millions of gallons of contaminated water into the Floridan Aquifer. This is the latest in a string of issues that has scientists worried about the health of the state’s primary water source.

Center for Biological Diversity

417 potentially endangered species are going unprotected, according to a national environmental organization. The organization is suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Tulane University Public Relations / https://www.flickr.com/photos/tulanesally/

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill devastated the Gulf Coast, and cost BP a total of $61.2 billion. Now a government council is seeking public input on how some of that money should be spent.

TrailVoice via flickr / https://www.flickr.com/photos/trailvoice/

A North Carolina-based group is building a new kind of interstate: a 3,000 mile pathway from Maine to Florida.

Kate Payne/ WFSU

Climate change in Florida is already taking its toll, in the form of rising temperatures, extreme weather events and shifting tides. The changes are sending archaeologists scrambling to protect the state’s historical resources. WFSU traveled to the country’s oldest city to tell this story.

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