Environmentalists are attacking Gov. Rick Scott’s inaction on climate change at the same time a liberal-leaning superPAC is running climate-based ads against the Republican incumbent. But progressive groups don’t have a monopoly on environmental issues. A conservative organization taking root in Florida aims to promote green issues while keeping the executive branch red.
More than 92,000 thousand people recently signed petitions asking Republican Scott to lead the fight against climate change.
Most Florida counties are reporting a smooth and steady early voting and absentee turnout so far.
According to Duval County Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland, more than a million Floridians have voted ahead of the November 4th general election. He also heads the Florida State Association of Supervisor of Elections.
A new proposal would cut Florida in half. For years activists across the country have been making similar proposals to split current states into multiple pieces. One 2013 idea suggested cutting California into six. But Nick Evans reports a South Florida politician believes the ideal number of Floridas is two.
The St. Marks Wildlife Refuge’s Monarch Butterfly festival is scheduled for this weekend. But not many butterflies are expected to attend.
Experts say a diminishing habitat and climate change have led to a smaller monarch population that migrates later so even though organizers have pushed the festival’s date back, Education Specialist Lori Nicholson says not many Monarchs are likely to be there.