Red Tide

Local Waterkeepers to Host Community Forum on Red Tide

The talk will focus on causes, effects and solutions for harmful algae blooms; it will be held at the Bradenton Yacht Club.

07/19/2021 By Staff

Red Tide

Mote Tests New Method to Kill, Bury Red Tide Cells

The process involves spraying the surface of the water with clay particles and sea water, which can combine with red tide cells to kill and bury them in sediment.

07/16/2021 By Megan McDonald

Red Tide

Red Tide Is Back in Sarasota-Manatee

Suncoast Waterkeeper's Justin Bloom says the Piney Point crisis played a major role.

07/12/2021 By Megan McDonald

Aging

Senior Living Center Launches Nature-Inspired Therapy Program

Sarasota's Sunnyside Health and Rehabilitation Center recently installed a therapeutic horticulture garden.

07/09/2021 By Staff

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: July 8-14

Florida Studio Theatre and Marie Selby Botanical Gardens both offer two new shows, plus Venice Theatre's "Young Frankenstein" and more.

07/08/2021 By Kay Kipling

Weather

Here’s the Latest on Tropical Storm Elsa

Peak storm conditions in Sarasota will begin late Tuesday afternoon.

07/05/2021 By Bob Bunting

Tropical Storm Elsa

Here's Your Fourth of July Tropical Storm Elsa Update

Sarasota climate scientist Bob Bunting, CEO of the Climate Adaptation Center, says the storm center will be close to the Sarasota coastline starting Tuesday.

07/04/2021 By Bob Bunting

Tropical Storm Elsa

DeSantis Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa

State officials are urging Floridians in Elsa's forecast path to begin preparing for potential impacts as early as Monday.

07/03/2021 By Megan McDonald

Fido Free

City of Sarasota: Dogs Prohibited on Lido Beach

The city is focusing on the unintended consequences of dogs at the beach, including harmful impacts on wildlife and water quality.

07/02/2021 By Staff

Hurricane Elsa

Hurricane Elsa Is a Growing Threat

The storm, which has 85 mph winds as of Friday, July 2, is intensifying rapidly.

07/02/2021 By Bob Bunting

Hurricane Season

Do You Know Your Evacuation Zone?

Use Sarasota and Manatee counties' interactive tools to find evacuation levels and routes, shelters and more.

07/02/2021 By Megan McDonald

Hurricane Season

Will Tropical Storm Elsa Threaten Sarasota?

The tropical storm is on a forecast path toward Florida.

07/01/2021 By Susan Burns

Nature

Here Are the Winners of the Conservation Foundation's Summer Photo Contest

Photographers of all ages and experience levels were invited to submit original work showcasing the beauty of natural Florida.

07/01/2021 By Staff

The Great Beyond

Eternal Reefs Offers a Unique, Eco-Friendly Way to Memorialize Your Loved Ones

The Sarasota-based company uses cremated remains to create reef balls that help marine life thrive.

06/30/2021 By Emma Moneuse

Piney Point

Environmental Nonprofits Sue State, Property Owners Over Piney Point Disaster

The lawsuit charges that the state and the company that owns Piney Point ignored warnings about possible failures at the site.

06/25/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Save the Sea Cow

More Manatees Have Died in 2021 Than Ever Before

In the first half 2021, 841 manatees have died—that's more than ever recorded in Florida history. The culprits? Starvation from algal blooms, like red tide, and watercraft.

06/22/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

Government

Sarasota County Fire Chief Lifting Recreational Burn Ban

Seasonal rain patterns have begun, and officials say they are seeing a reduction in the wildfire threat throughout Sarasota County.

06/17/2021 By Staff

Turtle Tragedy

How to Help Keep Sea Turtles Safe This Summer

A sea turtle that was hit by a boat recently washed up on Siesta Key. Mote Marine Lab offers tips for how to keep the animals safe.

06/16/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

Hurricane Season

Three Rare Tropical Disturbances Are Brewing

Make sure you’ve got your hurricane plans in place.

06/15/2021 By Susan Burns

Sunny Days Ahead

An Ode to Lido Beach

At Lido, we come to rest and recharge.

06/14/2021 By Elizabeth Djinis