Environment

College Awarded Grant to Restore Sarasota Bay Mangrove Habitat

The Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded a $294,198 grant to scientists at New College of Florida.

04/18/2018 By Staff

Data

Researchers Predict Above-Average Hurricane Activity

Researchers at Colorado State University estimate the Atlantic region will see a total of 14 named storms this year, including seven hurricanes.

04/06/2018 By Staff

New hires

Food and Agricultural Sciences Office Names New Director

Sarasota County's University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension and Sustainability office recently hired Lee Hayes Byron.

04/04/2018 By Staff

Nature to Gallery

A Local Designer is Raising Awareness About Predatory Snakes in the Everglades

Nikki Sedacca and Dusty "Wildman" Crum are using the skins of predatory Burmese pythons to create a line of jewelry and accessories.

03/28/2018 By Ashley Cooper

Only in Sarasota

Only in Sarasota: Tillandsia Warhol Wall

Illustrator John Pirman captures Andy Warhol’s spirit in Selby Gardens’ show Warhol: Flowers in the Factory.

03/28/2018 By John Pirman

Heat Index

Five Great Kayak Trips

A paddle pro shares best places to go.

03/28/2018 By Ilene Denton

Get Buzzed

Sarasota Honey Co. Starts Free Beekeeping Classes

It's a labor of love for beekeeper Alma Johnson.

03/28/2018 By Megan McDonald

Sustainable Seas

Mote Scientist Contributes to Shark Trade Bill

The new legislation aims to reduce overfishing.

03/26/2018 By Staff

Swift Strides

Robinson Preserve Extension Complete

Swift Construction finished the project in time for next week's 5K/10K event.

03/20/2018 By Staff

Nature

More Than $1 Million Pledged to Braden River Preserve

Commission to vote on tax plan Wednesday.

03/19/2018 By Staff

Environment

Goodwill Diverted 41.2 Million Pounds of Goods From Landfills Last Year

The nonprofit's resale, recycling and salvage operations keep millions of pounds of junk out of landfills and also generate revenue for Goodwill and its partners.

03/15/2018 By Staff

Environment

Nature Center Reopening After Months of Hurricane Cleanup

Crowley Museum & Nature Center is reopening to the public on Saturday, Feb. 17.

02/13/2018 By Staff

Big Moves

Mote Moves to the Mainland

The exhibits will total more than 1 million gallons and will feature sharks, coral reefs, manatees, sea turtles, otters, seahorses, jellyfish and myriad other marine species.

02/09/2018 By Isaac Eger

Climate change

Panel Discussion Focuses on Adaptation to Increased Flooding

The Center for Architecture Sarasota is offering a presentation titled "Wicked Water" that covers flooding adaptation strategies in coastal Florida.

02/08/2018 By Staff

Superbowl LII

Mote Manatees Predict the Winner of Super Bowl LII

The yearly tradition of manatees Buffett and Hugh picking the winner continues.

02/01/2018 With Ashley Cooper

They're Back!

After Nearly 12,000 Years, Coyotes Return to Florida

Coyotes are so established in Florida that they've become naturalized—meaning they're a part of the ecosystem.

01/25/2018 By David Hackett

Energy

Trump Approves New Tariff on Imported Solar Panels

The move is intended to help domestic solar manufacturing companies, but The Solar Energy Industries Association criticized the tariff.

01/24/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Report Finds Camping Industry on the Rise

A new report on millennials' travel habits finds that "after years of decline, the camping industry is growing."

01/19/2018 By staff

Energy

City Adds Three New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The City of Sarasota recently installed three new electric vehicle charging ports and updated seven existing ports in parking garages and lots.

01/19/2018 By staff

Education

Workshop on 21st Century 'Thought and Trends' Starts Jan. 22

Ringling College of Art and Design 'futurist in residence' David Houle is presenting a new workshop as part of the college's Lifelong Learning Academy.

01/17/2018 By staff