Environment

Are the Public's Concerns About the Future of Piney Point Being Heard?

Environmentalists say the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Manatee County are stifling public engagement rather than encouraging it.

10/14/2021 By Elizabeth Djinis

Red Tide

Sarasota DOH: Red Tide Is Present in the Gulf (Again)

Elevated levels of red tide have been detected at most Sarasota County beaches.

10/07/2021 By Staff

Red Tide

Solutions to Avoid Red Tide Launches Regional 'Healthy Ponds Collaborative'

The new collaborative aims to help more neighborhoods upgrade their ponds, more effectively remove red-tide causing nutrients, and cost-share the improvements.

09/15/2021 By Staff

Sponsored Content

Fighting Red Tide, One Neighborhood Pond at a Time

An ambitious partnership helps local Gulf Coast communities upgrade their stormwater retention ponds to help mitigate red tides.

09/14/2021

Newsflash

Stephen King Talks Writing, Covid, Piney Point and Red Tide on The Late Show

For such a small city, Sarasota sure seems to make the news a lot.

08/10/2021 By Megan McDonald

Adapting to Climate Change

The CEO of Sarasota’s Climate Adaptation Center on Science and Hope in a Hotter World

Scientist Bob Bunting outlines how Florida and our region will change and how we can respond and benefit.

06/18/2020 By Bob Bunting

Making Waves

Cynthia Heil Came to Town to Tackle Red Tide

"In a year we hope to have found and begin testing a compound that can mitigate red tide."

06/28/2019 By Pam Daniel

Making plans

Mote Celebrates World Oceans Day With a Family-Friendly Festival

The event takes place this Saturday, June 8.

06/04/2019 By Hanna Powers

Red Tide

Mote Marine Laboratory Partners With Florida Gulf Coast University for Harmful Algal Bloom Research, Education

The agreement sets the framework for future collaboration between the two organizations.

04/05/2019 By Staff

Environment

Event Raises Money to 'Fight Red Tide'

The Rotary Club of Sarasota Sunrise Foundation is holding a fundraiser for Mote's Red Tide Institute and the Science and Environment Council of Southwest Florida.

02/20/2019 By Staff

Environment

Suncoast Waterkeeper Leader to Discuss How Human Activity Affects Red Tide

Justin Bloom will speak at the next meeting of the Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations.

02/05/2019 By Staff

Science

Climate Change Conference Takes Place Friday

Topics will include the implication of rising sea levels for Florida, the effect of climate change on hurricanes, whether climate change worsens red tide and more.

01/21/2019 By Staff

Tourism

Tourist Development Tax Collections Down

Collections were down by 12 percent in October when compared to October 2017, a drop-off likely due to red tide.

12/26/2018 By Staff

Environment

Pulitzer-Winning Historian Speaks in Sarasota on Jan. 15

Jack E. Davis' book The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea examines the often-tragic history of the Gulf of Mexico.

12/21/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Despite Red Tide, Tourist Tax Collections Up in Most Recent Fiscal Year

Collections increased almost every month of the most recent fiscal year, but declined by 19.8 percent in August and by 32.2 percent in September.

11/16/2018 By Staff

Science

Mote Hires Leader for New Red Tide Institute

Mote Marine Laboratory recently hired Cynthia Heil as the director of its Red Tide Institute, which was established last month.

11/13/2018 By Staff

Crunching the numbers

Number of Sea Turtle Nests on Local Beaches Declines

This year's number remains the third highest recorded in the past 37 years.

10/31/2018 By Giulia Heyward

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

From the Editor

From the Editor: Vote for the Environment

“These intense blooms are not normal. It’s clear that excess land-based nutrients exacerbate the growth of all harmful algae.”

09/26/2018 By Susan Burns

Red Tide

Mote and NOAA Report Spike in Dolphin Deaths—and Red Tide is Likely to Blame

Forty-nine bottlenose dolphins have died in Southwest Florida since July 1.

09/14/2018 By Jonathan Goodman