Environment

Environment
6:24 pm
Wed October 26, 2011

Key West hospital serves special clientele

Sea turtle recoups at Marathon Vet Hospital
WFSU

Tallahassee, FL – After months of rehabilitation, a loggerhead sea turtle was released back into the wild in the Florida Keys Tuesday. As Trimmel Gomes reports, a group of environmentalists and journalists witnessed business as usual at the Turtle Hospital in Marathon.

It's all about helping sea turtles survive, like this sub-adult loggerhead named Karsten being released off Sombrero Beach.

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Environment
5:37 pm
Thu October 13, 2011

Land purchaser dreams big despite having no money

Tallahassee, FL – The state Acquisition and Restoration Council is holding two days of meetings in Tallahassee. James Call reports, though they have no money, council members are still building a priority list for future land purchases.

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Environment
5:42 pm
Wed September 21, 2011

House starts review of water permit process

Tallahssee, FL – The House Committee on Water Policy is considering a change to how long water use permits should last. Right now, a typical permit is for 20 years, but Regan McCarthy reports the committee is considering extending that to a maximum of 50 years.

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Environment
5:34 pm
Thu September 8, 2011

Political strategist, environental advocate dies

Thom Rumberger

Tallahassee, FL – A well-known Florida Republican activist and environmental lawyer has died, due to complications from diabetes. As Sascha Cordner reports, Thom Rumberger is remembered best for his many successes, especially his role as an Everglades restoration advocate.

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Environment
5:26 pm
Fri August 26, 2011

700-million cut from water management districts

Tallahassee, FL – Florida's Water Management Districts are cutting 700-million dollars from their budgets. The cuts come from reductions in property tax revenue, shutting down some conservation projects and reducing employee benefits. As Regan McCarthy reports State officials say Florida's water bodies will be protected but some environmental activists say it will hurt Florida's ecology.

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