Disasters

New State Website Created to Help Businesses Prepare for Hurricanes

The site includes information on resources available to Florida businesses before, during and after natural disasters.

06/08/2018 By Staff

Environment

Fertilizer Restrictions Now in Effect

Sarasota County restrictions on the use of nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers on lawns went into effect last week.

06/07/2018 By Staff

A Whale of a Tale

Group of Whale Sharks Spotted Off Anna Maria Island

See one? Call Mote Marine Laboratory ASAP.

06/07/2018 By Megan McDonald

Gator Watch

Essential Info About Florida Alligators

Gators by the numbers.

05/30/2018 By Ashley Cooper

My Five Favorite Things

My Five Favorite Things: Selby Gardens Horticulture Director Mike McLaughlin

Horticulture director Mike McLaughlin lovingly tends the 15-acre Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

05/30/2018 By Ilene Denton

Nonprofits

Selby Gardens Selects New Chief Operating Officer

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens recently hired Wendy Deming.

05/29/2018 By Staff

Environment

Sarasota One of America's Cities Most at Risk From Climate Change

Sarasota trails only Miami Beach in a new ranking of American cities most at risk from climate change.

05/24/2018 By Staff

Flashback

Early Southwest Florida Settlers Feasted on Sea Turtles

The now-endangered sea turtles once were a plentiful source of food.

05/22/2018 By Pam Daniel

Planning

Judge's Ruling Lets City Move Ahead with Big Pass Dredging

The initial Lido Key renourishment will take 950,000 cubic yards of sand from Big Pass.

05/09/2018 By Staff

Sea Turtle Friendly

Eight Tips For Protecting Sea Turtles During Nesting Season

Keep sea turtles safe on our beaches with these guidelines from Mote Marine Laboratory.

05/09/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Climate

Free Hurricane Preparedness Workshop Offered

Engineers, insurance industry representatives, emergency management officials, property managers and more will discuss the topic on Thursday, May 17.

05/08/2018 By Staff

Tarpon Time

The 88th Sarasota Tarpon Tournament Begins This Month

A near-century-old tradition brings participants to the action against the silver kings.

05/07/2018 By Jordan Noyes

Energy

Florida Power & Light Manager to Discuss Lessons Learned From Hurricane Irma

Rae Dowling will outline what FPL learned during and after the hurricane at a Florida Public Relations Association luncheon.

05/03/2018 By Staff

Energy

New Girls Inc. Solar Initiative Launches

The Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation on Monday celebrated the launch of its new solar energy initiative at Girls Inc.

05/02/2018 By Staff

Turtle Power

Sea Turtle Nesting Season Is Here

Mote Marine Laboratory spots the first nests of the season on Longboat Key.

04/30/2018 By Megan McDonald

Environment

Bay Seagrass Survey Takes Place May 5

Registered volunteers will take to the waters in and around Sarasota Bay to count and identify seagrass species.

04/26/2018 By Staff

Otter Tales

A Myakka Couple Rehabilitate Orphaned Otters

When a river otter attacked kayakers on the Braden River in early March, the news made national headlines. But are adorable otters that vicious?

04/26/2018 By Megan McDonald

The Dredge Report

Recycling Vast Expanses of Sand Has Become the Price of Paradise

Dredging New Pass this year will replenish Lido and Longboat's eroded beaches.

04/26/2018 By Tom Bayles

Environment

Climate Change Activist to Speak in Sarasota Friday

Ecologist, author and advocate Heather Lyn Mann will lead a workshop sponsored by the Buddhist Climate Action Network.

04/20/2018 By Staff

The Plastics

How to Cut Back on Plastic Use

Start with the "bad five."

04/20/2018 By Megan McDonald