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

Science

Environmental Summit Takes Place April 25-27

The keynote speaker will be environmental historian and author Jack Davis.

04/09/2018 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

Tourism

'Cycleboat' to Begin Offering Siesta Key Tours

Sarasota's Sip-n-Cycle Cruises recently began offering tours departing from Siesta Key.

04/04/2018 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

Environment

Reptile Expert to Speak at Sierra Club Meeting

Field biologist and environmental educator George Heinrich will speak at the next meeting of the Manatee-Sarasota chapter of the Sierra Club.

03/05/2018 By Staff

Environment

National Audubon President to Speak in Sarasota

David Yarnold will discuss sea level rise, climate change and the Audubon Society's role in Florida.

03/01/2018 By Staff

Environment

Nature Center Earns 'Zero Net Energy' Certification

The design for the Sarasota Audubon Society Nature Center was recently recognized by the New Buildings Institute.

02/21/2018 By Staff

Science

Mote Marine Hires Two Researchers for Keys Facility

Mote Marine Laboratory recently hired postdoctoral research fellow Heather Page and staff biologist Abigail Clark.

02/20/2018 By Staff

Parks

New Educational Facility at Robinson Preserve Opens

Manatee County last week opened its new Mosaic NEST (Nature, Exploration, Science and Technology) facility at Robinson Preserve.

02/19/2018 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

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

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

New hires

Babcock Ranch Developer Picks New Marketing and Sales Exec

Kitson & Partners recently hired Laura Johnston Keller.

01/19/2018 By staff

Politics

Department of Environmental Protection Secretary to Speak in Sarasota

Noah Valenstein is delivering a talk at an Argus Foundation luncheon that runs 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6.

01/15/2018 By staff

New hires

Engineering Firms Names New Senior Scientist

The global firm Stantec recently hired Ray Loraine in its Sarasota office.

01/11/2018 By staff

Politics

Trump Administration Reverses Course on Florida Offshore Drilling

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday announced that his department is removing Florida waters from consideration for expanded offshore oil and gas drilling.

01/10/2018 By staff

Transportation

Free Class Offers How-To on Electric Vehicles

The course will cover how types of electric vehicles work, considerations for those interested in buying one, the charging infrastructure around Sarasota County and more.

01/08/2018 By staff

Energy

Trump Administration Announces Plan to Open Waters to Offshore Drilling

The U.S. Department of the Interior announced on Thursday plans to open almost all of federally controlled waters to offshore oil and gas drilling.

01/04/2018 By staff