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Florida gets federal grants to support habitat conservation for endangered species including scrub jay listen

09/29/11 Olivia Kabat
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Last month the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced $53 million in grants given to 17 states for habitat conservation planning for endangered species. Florida’s grants will benefit the Florida scrub jay and three endangered plant species.

The Florida grants allow states to work with conservation groups and private landowners to create conservation plans to ensure the survival of endangered species. They’re possible because of the Endangered Species Act. Through the Habitat Conserva...

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Rick Scott's appointments leave many uneasy listen

01/28/11 Lisa Marzilli
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Gov. Rick Scott appears to be fulfilling his campaign promise to get ‘right to work’ and run Florida’s government like a business. He’s wasted little time stacking his new administration with some controversial appointments like Billy Buzzett, who now heads the Department of Community Affairs. Buzzett’s a former executive with the St. Joe Company which owns close to 600,000 acres in northwest Florida. It’s not just environmenta...

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