Leon County is considering installing sidewalks along a heavily traffic segment of Old St. Augustine Road, but not before giving the Canopy Roads Citizens Committee a chance to weigh in.

Hurricane Matthew as of 12:45 pm 10/04/16.
Florida Public Radio Emergency Network

Hurricane conditions are possible along the Treasure Coast as early as Thursday afternoon. Tropical Storm conditions are also possible in the watch areas at some point Thursday or Friday as Hurricane Matthew nears the coast. Whether or not the eye come ashore in Florida is still highly uncertain.

View of young people jumping into Horn Spring - Leon County, Florida. (1969)
Buckley, John Charles, 1945-2008 / Florida Memory

A vote on the purchase of about 11,000 acres of land for conversation has been postponed. Tuesday’s cabinet meeting has been canceled due to Hurricane Matthew.

A massive sinkhole under a phosphate plant in Central Florida is dumping millions of gallons of contaminated water into the ground. West in Tampa, that city’s mayor is facing questions about his handling of a sewage spill into the bay. And in North Florida, a fight over a proposed wastewater pipeline, has surrounding counties picking sides.

A massive sinkhole at the Mosaic Phosphate Plant in Mulberry, Florida opened up August 27th. More than 215 million gallons of contaminated wastewater are thought to have seeped into the ground.
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North Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham wants to know why it took the state’s environmental protection agency several weeks to notify residents near a Central Florida phosphate mine of potential water contamination. A sinkhole opened up near the Mosaic phosphate plant last month dumping more than 200 million gallons of polluted water into the Floridan aquifer.

Wakulla Springs
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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.

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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.

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

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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.