Follow the Money

Here's How Our Region Has Spent $21 Million in EPA Grants

President Trump's proposed budget would cut EPA funding by one-third.

04/26/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Crystal Vision

The Amateur Sand Sculpture Competition Returns This Month

Sand sculptors turn Siesta’s quartz sand into magical creations.

04/26/2017 By Pam Daniel

Time Bombs

The Clock is Ticking on Florida's Mountains of Hazardous Phosphate Waste

Phosphate has also seeded Florida with the environmental equivalent of ticking time bombs.

04/26/2017 By Craig Pittman

Planning

Miami Climate Change Expert Speaks in Sarasota

James Murley, the chief resilience officer for Miami-Dade County, will speak on “Enhancing Local Sustainability Through Resilience Planning.”

04/25/2017 By staff

Home Sweet Home

The March for Science, Earth Fest at Oscar Scherer, a Recycled Fashion Show and More Earth Day Events

Celebrate peace, the environment and the planet this Saturday at these local events.

04/20/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Environment

College Hosts Climate Change Workshop

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota is hosting an interactive workshop on climate change and sustainability on Friday, April 21.

04/20/2017 By staff

Environment

Sea Turtle Patrols Begin Again This Week

A group of scientists, interns and volunteers will soon begin monitoring 35 miles of beaches from Longboat Key to Venice.

04/11/2017 By staff

On the Hook

Freedom is Sweet for the Liveaboards Off Bradenton Beach

Living's not easy, though.

03/31/2017 By Isaac Eger

Incredible Journey

A Local Sailor Crosses the Atlantic With His 14-Year-Old Grandson

Joe Barnette and his grandson, Robbie, sailed from the Bird Key Yacht Club to England.

03/31/2017 By Ilene Denton

Great Boating Adventures

Your Guide to Boating in Sarasota

How to enjoy our beautiful waterways.

03/31/2017 By Tom Bayles

Readiness

Hurricane Preparedness Event Helps with Business Recovery Plans

Manatee Technical College is hosting a free hurricane preparedness event on Thursday, April 27.

03/30/2017 By staff

Science

Plant Scientists Gather in Sarasota Next Week

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is hosting two rare plant conservation conferences next week.

03/30/2017 By staff

Siesta Sanctuary

Siesta Key Beach is Home to One of the Most Consequential Conservation Areas in Sarasota County

A sliver of beach is a lifeline for the imperiled snowy plover.

03/29/2017 By David Hackett

Made in Sarasota

Made in Sarasota: MosquitoPaQ Sunscreen and Repellant

Summer just got more bearable.

03/29/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

The Art of Ashes

Sarasota-Based Eternal Ware Creates Pottery Out of Human Remains

A rise in cremations sparks a business opportunity.

03/29/2017 By Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell

Science

Climate Change's Florida Consequences

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee is hosting the Suncoast Climate Change Symposium with geologist and sea-level rise expert Harold Wanless on Tuesday, April 18.

03/29/2017 By staff

Environment

"Earth Celebration" Scheduled for April 15

The Florida House Institute is holding its Earth Celebration, a family festival with local and national eco-friendly businesses, live music, food and STEM education activities, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 15

03/27/2017 By staff

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Our regular roundup of generous locals giving back.

03/23/2017 By staff

Science

Two New Research Fellows Join Mote Lab

Two new Mote Postdoctoral Research Fellows recently joined Mote Marine Laboratory.

03/15/2017 By staff

Gulf Watch

Expert Says No Cure for Red Tide

Mote researcher say they're focusing on alleviating its effects.

03/15/2017 By Pam Daniel