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Environmental groups could sue the feds for delays in determining if manatees are reclassified as endangered

In 2022 the groups asked the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reclassify manatees from a threatened species to an endangered species.
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What we know about the latest possible tear in a Mosaic gypstack liner at its New Wales plant in Florida

There’s a possible leak of water at a Polk County phosphogypsum stack owned by the giant fertilizer company Mosaic.
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Feds will review protections for manatees, including a possible endangered species re-listing

Federal wildlife officials will consider whether manatees should be classified as an endangered species, pointing to the loss of seagrass.

Lawsuit seeks gopher tortoise protections

Conservation groups are challenging a federal decision to reject listing gopher tortoises as endangered or threatened species,
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Ron DeSantis signs a bill allowing Florida to test radioactive phosphogypsum in roads after environmental groups urged a veto

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a law that lets Florida test radioactive phosphogypsum, a fertilizer industry waste product, in building roads.
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UPDATE: Ron DeSantis signs a bill allowing Florida to test radioactive phosphogypsum in roads after environmental groups urged a veto

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a law that lets Florida test radioactive phosphogypsum, a fertilizer industry waste product, in building roads.
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Legal battle brewing over the iconic Florida flower, the ghost orchid

Listen:  Conservation groups in Florida have pleaded for official protection of one iconic flower native to Florida. Now, the groups are preparing to take legal action to force the U.S. government to protect it. After...
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Florida Legislature approves using radioactive phosphogypsum in roads; environmental groups urge the governor to veto

The Florida Senate gave final approval to a bill that could allow radioactive phosphogypsum in road construction; Environmentalists are urging Ron DeSantis to veto HB 1191 because of concerns over "water quality and public health."
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Center for Biological Diversity calls for accountability over Florida’s red tide

As red tide kills marine life, the Center for Biological Diversity is calling on government officials to be held accountable.
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Climate activists want Biden administration to include no new offshore oil and gas leases

Climate activists want the Biden administration to make sure there are no new offshore oil and gas leases included in the DOI five-year plan.

Protections sought for endangered North Atlantic right whales

Conservation groups filed an emergency petition seeking expanded boat-speed limits to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales.
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Groups sue EPA to stop radioactive phosphogypsum approval for road construction

In October, the Environmental Protection Agency approved the use of phosphogypsum in road construction. It’s a waste product of phosphate mining and it contains small amounts of radioactive isotopes of radium and uranium. On Friday...

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