Manufacturing

Hurricane Michael's Timber Damage Estimated at $1.3 Billion

The storm affected nearly 3 million acres of forest in 11 counties and also damaged timber processing facilities.

10/22/2018 By Staff

Science

Foundation Donates $1 Million for New Red Tide Institute at Mote

The Andrew and Judith Economos Charitable Foundation donation will support red tide mitigation research.

10/22/2018 By Staff

Environment

Conservation Foundation Honors Top Supporters, Volunteer

The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast recently recognized Gary Hebert, Brenda Russell, Phil St. John and Jan Dorsett.

10/19/2018 By Staff

Real estate

Babcock Ranch Records 215 Home Sales So Far This Year

The new solar-powered planned community is located south of Sarasota, near Fort Myers.

10/17/2018 By Staff

Events

Civic Group to Honor John McCarthy at Annual Celebration

For decades, McCarthy has worked on environmental issues, parks management and historic preservation, given tours and lectures about the history of Sarasota and more.

10/16/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Selby Gardens Releases More Details of Long-Term Property Overhaul

Depending on fundraising, zoning and permitting, Selby aims to break ground on the first phase of the project in late 2019.

10/15/2018 By Staff

Climate Change

What Does Climate Change Mean for Sarasota?

We asked Sarasota resident and Stanford professor emerita Dr. Terry Root.

10/12/2018 By Megan McDonald

Environment

Conservation Nonprofit Receives $50,000 From Disney Fund

The Disney Conservation Fund recently awarded a two-year grant to the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast.

10/04/2018 By Staff

Environment

Climate Change Researcher to Discuss Top Ways to Reverse Global Warming

Paul Hawken, the founder of the climate change research nonprofit Project Drawdown, will discuss his work at a presentation in Sarasota on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

09/25/2018 By Staff

Environment

Free Tervis Tumblers for Those Who Pledge to Stop Using Disposable Cups

Tervis plans to give away 10,000 reusable tumblers to customers who sign a pledge to stop using disposable cups on Thursday, Sept. 27.

09/21/2018 By Staff

Environment

Free Workshop Covers Inexpensive Energy-Saving Upgrades

Sarasota County's University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences office is offering the workshop from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27.

09/21/2018 By Staff

Science

Scholar From Jordan Joins Mote Marine

Riyad Manasrah, a recipient of a Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program award, will work in Sarasota through next May.

09/20/2018 By Staff

Energy

'National Drive Electric Week' Starts Sept. 8

Sarasota County's sustainability office is celebrating National Drive Electric Week with events on Saturday, Sept. 8, and Saturday, Sept. 15.

08/31/2018 By Staff

Wax On

Half Moon Wax Wraps Offer an Environmentally Friendly Alternative to Plastic Wrap

Maggie Hughes wants consumers to replace commonly used cling film with her eco-friendly, antibacterial, compostable alternative.

08/30/2018 By Ashley Cooper

Nonprofits

Conservation Foundation Ranked as State's Top Charity

Business.org based its rankings on measures of financial accountability, transparency and administrative-to-program cost ratios.

08/24/2018 By Staff

Environment

Lawmakers Hosting Red Tide Town Hall Saturday

State Reps. Margaret Good and Joe Gruters are holding a joint town hall from 3 to 4:30 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 25, to hear concerns about red tide.

08/22/2018 By Staff

Disasters

New Loans Help Businesses Affected By Red Tide

If you own a small business in Manatee or Sarasota County and have been impacted by red tide, you are eligible to apply until Friday, Oct. 12.

08/16/2018 By Staff

Science

Researchers Still Predicting Below-Average Hurricane Season

Scientists anticipate just one "major hurricane," which refers to a Category 3, 4 or 5 storm, this year.

08/06/2018 By Staff

Planning

Sustainable Communities Workshop Returns This Fall

The event will feature a talk by former astronaut Nicole Stott, plus discussion of plastic pollution, habitat restoration, food systems and more.

08/03/2018 By Staff

Coffee

Starbucks to Eliminate Use of Plastic Straws By 2020

The move will cut the use of plastic straws by 1 billion each year.

07/10/2018 By Staff