In reversal, Trump to ban oil drilling off coasts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina

The move comes after the White House previously proposed a huge expansion of drilling off U.S. coasts. Democratic and Republican governors have resisted offshore oil exploration.
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Toxics

How to reverse course on Trump's environmental damage

The next president can undo some of the recent efforts to weaken environmental protections. But it’ll take work.
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Climate

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell: ‘We can use the ocean to fight climate change’

This majestic resource is key to our survival, providing most of the oxygen we breathe and much of the food we eat. It is home to rich coastal marine ecosystems that protect our communities from natural disasters. We must protect it.

Justice

Florida judge rules against 836 parkway extension in West Kendall

An administrative judge rejected the plan, citing uncertain impacts on Everglades preservation and “meager" improvements of traffic congestion.

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Climate

Lessons from the front line - Florida's fight with sea level rise

The rising sea level continues to threaten the Sunshine State - Florida - but other coastal regions across the U.S. also stand to be impacted.

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Biodiversity

How Burmese pythons took over the Florida Everglades

They've eaten practically every mammal in sight—and have no natural predators.
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Toxics

Super Bowl Miami campaign highlights South Florida environmental challenges

The Environmental Village at the free Super Bowl LIVE Experience features booths focusing on ocean health and the Everglades.

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Climate

Tears for the magnificent and shrinking Everglades, a 'river of grass'

Florida’s freshwater wonder is threatened like never before with a rising sea level as restoration efforts lag.
Biodiversity

Python Challenge removes invasive snakes from Everglades

Wildlife managers wanted to send a message to the world: pythons are decimating native wildlife in the Everglades and the state is doing everything it can to control them.

Toxics

Florida to protect Everglades land permitted for oil drilling

A swath of land in the Everglades at the center of a fight between a family determined to drill those urging them not to might finally have a new future.

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Climate

VIDEO: To save Everglades, guardians fight time - and climate

FLAMINGO, Florida (AP) — Grabbing a clump of vegetation to steady herself, Tiffany Troxler gingerly slides her feet along the makeshift boardwalk as she ventures out into the marsh.

Toxics

Invasive animal species: Experts float US national park plan

Virginia Tech researchers' new report offers ideas to stop non-native invasive animal species like pythons, cats, rats, feral pigs from overrunning national parks.

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Water

Gov. DeSantis wants increased pollution penalties, Everglades funding

Governor Ron DeSantis made a stop at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida in Naples on Wednesday to announce that he wants more funding for Everglades restoration in next year's budget, and to guarantee that funding level for the following two years.

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Climate

15 endangered travel destinations: How forces like climate change and gentrification are shaping your bucket list

Many places are disappearing or transforming before our eyes: Pacific islands succumbing to sea-level rise; the Amazon rainforest withering because of unchecked development; the Gulf of California losing the vaquita porpoise to extinction by poaching.

From our Newsroom

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

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