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

Energy

City Holding Community Meetings on Renewable Energy Pledge

The city's "Ready for 100" plan calls for the city to make its operations 100 percent renewable by 2030 and for the entire city to operate on renewable energy by 2045.

12/14/2017 By staff

Environment

Forum Focuses on Phillippi Creek Fish Population and Stormwater Management

The next Sarasota Bay Fisheries Forum takes place 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14.

12/07/2017 By staff

Energy

Workshop Covers Residential Solar Energy

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is offering a free workshop on residential solar power on Tuesday, Dec. 12.

12/07/2017 By staff

Environment

Mote Florida Keys Facility Earns LEED Gold Certification

The building features increased energy efficiency, a rooftop solar array, captured rainwater, native landscaping, recycled materials and more.

12/04/2017 By staff

Science

Mote Librarian Elected to Library Consortium Board

Mote Marine Laboratory’s Kay Garsnett recently joined the board of the Tampa Bay Library Consortium.

12/01/2017 By staff

Planning

City Climate Change Plan Outlines Threatened Infrastructure

The report predicts that the local sea level will rise by between 6.4 inches and 2.4 feet by 2050.

11/13/2017 By staff

Planning

Sustainable Communities Workshop Returns

Registration is still open for Sarasota County's 12th annual Sustainable Communities Workshop.

11/13/2017 By staff

Tourism

Sustainable Tourism Conference Starts Thursday

The four-day event celebrates the United Nations' International Year of Sustainable Tourism.

10/23/2017 By staff

Hurricane Maria

Federal Government to Help Florida Pay for Sheltering Displaced Puerto Ricans

The state has opened three Hurricane Maria disaster relief centers—two in Miami and one in Orlando.

10/09/2017 By staff

Environment

Sarasota Water Quality to Be Discussed Oct. 10

The health of Sarasota's waters will be discussed at The Historical Society of Sarasota County's next Conversations at the Crocker event.

10/04/2017 By staff

Irma

Over 24 Percent of Local Homes, Businesses Still Lack Power

Almost 42,000 Florida Power & Light accounts in Manatee County still lack power, while more than 66,000 accounts in Sarasota County remain without power.

09/14/2017 By staff

Irma

Power Still Out for One-Third of Those in Sarasota and Manatee Counties

Florida Power & Light expects to have power restored "to essentially all customers" on the Gulf Coast by Friday, Sept. 22.

09/13/2017 By staff

Irma

Number of Floridians in Shelters Plummets

Over 160 Hurricane Irma shelters remained open as of Wednesday morning, housing just over 21,000 Floridians.

09/13/2017 By staff

Environment

City's Climate Change Plan to Be Discussed Tuesday

The city has projected that global warming could raise daily high temperatures by as much as 5.4 degrees Fahrenheit by 2050.

08/28/2017 By staff

Food

Mote Launches New Aquaculture Research Project

Scientists at Mote Aquaculture Research Park recently launched a new study on how to farm almaco jack fish.

08/24/2017 By staff

Planning

County Commission to Discuss Recycling Facility Near Celery Fields Wednesday

The commission is set to discuss whether to rezone 16 acres of property near the Celery Fields to allow for the construction of a recycling center.

08/18/2017 By staff

Transportation

Free Class Covers Electric Vehicles, Charging Infrastructure

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and Sarasota County’s sustainability department are leading a free class on electric vehicles.

08/18/2017 By staff