Environment

Black Skimmer family with chicks
Jim Gray / Audubon Florida

Memorial Day weekend will bring thousands to Florida’s beaches.  Nick Evans reports environmental groups and state officials are warning visitors to be careful around shore nesting birds.

In the U.S. Senate, Florida and Alabama are pressuring Georgia to join a water-sharing compact for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system. But it could be too late downstream for scores of families who earned their livelihoods from the dying Apalachicola River.

Florida Memory
https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/14144

US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is shining a light on the country’s highway system, which connected post-war America, while cutting through the heart of many inner cities. Here's a look at the legacy of the interstate system.

boat on Apalachicola Bay
Jessica Palombo / WFSU News

North Florida’s famous Apalachicola oysters are still under harvest limits. The crop has been devastated in recent years due to low water flow, and high salinity levels.

The Florida Black Bear
Southwest Florida Water Management District

Florida’s Wildlife Commission will decide in June how to manage future bear hunts. Last year, the state held its first hunt in more than 30 years, with more than 300 bears killed.

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