Environment

Thursday Workshop Focuses on Sustainability

Sarasota County's 11th annual Sustainable Communities workshop covers topics such as valuing nature, strategies for smarter growth, building community resilience and local food innovations.

11/28/2016 By staff

Sunshine State

Oh, Florida!

In a new book, Tampa Bay Times reporter Craig Pittman chronicles some of our state's weirdest, wackiest moments--including, in this excerpt, plastic surgery gone wild.

07/29/2016 By Craig Pittman

Oh, Florida!

Award-Winning Writer Craig Pittman on Sarasota, the Environment and His New Book

Writer and frequent Sarasota contributor Craig Pittman on his new book, Oh, Florida!, which was just released to glowing reviews.

07/28/2016 By Pam Daniel

Article

Battling Florida’s Government to Protect Public Lands

Nature-loving citizens keep battling the Florida government to protect our public lands.

03/31/2014 By Craig Pittman

Article

Web Extra: Remembering Beggar the Dolphin

Many local boaters filmed Beggar, the dolphin whose interactions with humans led to his recent death. Here's one of those videos.

04/01/2013 By Megan McDonald

Article

From the Editor: The Truth About Flipper

The truth about Flipper: Pam Daniel on the loss of Sarasota's Beggar the Dolphin.

04/01/2013 By Megan McDonald

Loved to Death

Beggar the Dolphin: Loved to Death

Sarasota boaters adored Beggar, the smiling dolphin who swam right up and begged for food. But when man and wild animals interact, the animal can pay a terrible price.

04/01/2013 By Craig Pittman