Open up

Manatee County Has the Chance to Create a New Land Conservation Program

If voters approve a new measure this fall, the county could acquire land to protect water quality and fish and wildlife habitat, preserve environmentally sensitive land and create public parks.

08/14/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Climate Change

State Grant Will Help Sarasota County Plan for Sea Level Rise

Florida says sea level around the state could rise by as much as 3 feet by 2060, and wants to help Sarasota get ready.

08/13/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Nature

Sarasota County Buys 40 Acres for Environmental Conservation

The property links the existing Old Miakka Preserve to 120,000 acres of conserved land near the Myakka River and Tatum Sawgrass Marsh.

08/06/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weather

Damage From Tropical Storm Shuts Down Casey Key Road

Heavy rain, high winds and tall waves cracked a portion of Casey Key roadway that runs along the Gulf of Mexico.

06/08/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Done Deal

Conservation Foundation Hits Fundraising Goal to Preserve Orange Hammock Ranch

The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast has secured the $1.5 million it needs to permanently preserve 5,777 acres of land in North Port.

05/26/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Now or Never

The Race Is on to Preserve Orange Hammock Ranch Forever

To seal the deal, the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast must raise $300,000 before the end of the month.

05/11/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Marine corps

Mote Summit Aims to Encourage (and Fund) Innovative Youth Conservation Projects

Over the last nine years, the Youth Ocean Conservation Summit has awarded 140 mini-grants to help young people start environmental initiatives.

12/04/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Campus Conversation

New College Professor Discusses Our Relationship with Animals

Dr. Nicolas Delon will give a talk on Nov. 21 at New College in the Cook Hall Living Room; the public is invited to attend.

11/21/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Benevolent Bling

Online Jewelry Retailer Takes Steps to Reduce Harmful Plastic Pollution

Sarasota's Ornata Jewelry partners with TerraCycle recycling program to help eliminate unnecessary waste.

11/18/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Bay fever

Bay Team Unveils Changes to Phase One Plans

The tweaks include moving the concession stand and restrooms, narrowing sections of the spiral boardwalk and more.

08/22/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Straw poll

What Your Straw Says About You

So you've made the decision to ditch plastic straws. Great. But what type of straw alternative should you opt for?

07/25/2019 By Olivia Letts

Let's make some black gold

Free Workshop Covers the Ins and Outs of Composting

Don't be that person trying to compost a Starbucks cup. Learn the basics from University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

07/12/2019 By Olivia Letts

SNAPSHOT

Photographer Lynne Buchanan on Cherishing Florida's Waters

Buchanan comes to Sarasota May 12 to discuss her book, Florida’s Changing Waters: A Beautiful World in Peril.

05/08/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Environment

New Report Details 'Unprecedented' Natural Decline

The U.N. report finds that around 1 million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction, many within decades—more than ever before in human history.

05/06/2019 By Staff

Appointments

DeSantis Appoints University of Florida Scientist Tom Frazer as Florida's Chief Science Officer

Frazer will lead efforts to address some of Florida’s most critical environmental challenges, including red tide and harmful algal blooms.

04/02/2019 By Staff

Energy

Florida Power & Light Plans to Build World's Largest Solar-Powered Battery System

The system will be charged by an existing solar power plant in Manatee County.

03/29/2019 By Staff

Politics

Luncheon to Offer 'Big Ideas for Improving Water Quality'

Next month's Sarasota Tiger Bay Club luncheon will feature a panel that includes Margaret Good, Jon Thaxton and Chuck Walter.

03/13/2019 By Staff

Energy

Solar Installer Earns Energy Credentials

Eugene Wittman of Brilliant Harvest recently became a photovoltaic associate.

03/12/2019 By Staff

Climate change

Talk Covers How Rising Sea Levels Will Affect Archeology in Florida

Archeologist Jeff Moates and anthropology professor Uzi Baram will discuss the topic at a Historical Society of Sarasota County event.

03/11/2019 By Staff