TAMPA — Hillsborough County commissioners made it clear the next head of the Environmental Protection Commission must be someone who can balance conservation and regulation with economic growth.
Alfred McKethan, the onetime Brooksville banker and community kingpin, gave his hometown a great foundation to build on 54 years ago.
NEW LONDON, Conn. — President Barack Obama used a commencement address Wednesday at the Coast Guard Academy to cast his push for urgent action to combat climate change as a national security imperative, saying the warming of the planet poses an "immediate risk" to the United States.
Bottlenose dolphins found within the footprint of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill are displaying unusual and life-threatening diseases consistent with exposure to petroleum products, a team of scientists investigating a spike in deaths said Wednesday.
GOLETA, Calif. — Slicks of oil that spilled into California coastal waters from an onshore pipeline spanned a total of 9 miles Wednesday, and a company official said the line was operating at full capacity when it broke, suggesting much more oil escaped than initially estimated.
BROOKSVILLE — The Southwest Florida Water Management District governing board today will consider moving its headquarters — located in Brooksville since the district's founding in 1961 — to its Tampa office.
Last year saw a rare alignment of political forces in Florida. Gov. Rick Scott, several powerful state senators, a coalition of environmental groups and a consortium of business and industry groups all said the Legislature needed to do something about fixing Florida's water.
TAMPA — In his nine years as a Hillsborough County commissioner, Al Higginbotham said he has never seen lobbying quite like what's he's experienced during the search for the next executive director of the Environmental Protection Commission.
WASHINGTON — A decade-old oil leak where an offshore platform toppled during a hurricane could continue spilling crude into the Gulf of Mexico for a century or more if left unchecked, according to government estimates obtained by the Associated Press that provide new details about the scope of the problem.
TALLAHASSEE — The state officially lost its appetite Thursday for buying a large chunk of sugar land to help restore the Everglades.