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Pinellas County now offers grants for industrial development

Pinellas County is mostly built out. But new construction could expand by renewing older sites. The Urban Land Institute held its Florida Summit last weekend to explore what communities are doing to attract new businesses...
Florida wetlands

The fight over wetlands permitting in Florida flares up in Congress

Supporters of Florida keeping permitting authority for projects that affect wetlands are trying a different tack: Put it in federal law.
Florida springs

Florida Right to Clean Water amendment will have to wait until 2026; plus environmentalists oppose the Bellmar development in Florida panther habitat

Organizers plan to get the Right to Clean Water amendment on Florida's 2026 ballot instead. Plus: opposition to Bellmar development.

A surprising statistic sparks concern for the endangered Florida panther

The Florida Panther is our state’s official animal and one of the most endangered mammals in the country. WMNF's Chris Young reports.

Sarasota couple fights to protect rural neighborhood from nearby development

A couple is fighting a plan for thousands of new homes near their rural northeastern Sarasota County neighborhood.
Florida wetlands

Florida rural land conservation program draws applicants

More than 180 landowners have applied to a state-funded program designed to keep swaths of rural Florida from development.
Florida wetlands

How will Supreme Court’s Sackett v EPA decision impact Florida wetlands and development?

The recent Sackett v EPA decision by the U.S. Supreme Court could have a major impact on wetlands across the country and in Florida.

Justice and Equity

A wide-ranging discussion about economic justice, the inequality resulting from the closing and repurposing of Just Elementary School serving predominantly Black communities. Neo-colonialism and the Black petis bourgeois who imitate white racist policies to the...
Florida Wildlife Corridor

State will consider expansion of the Florida Wildlife Corridor

State officials could direct $100 million to protect 35,500 acres of ranchland for the growing Florida Wildlife Corridor.
Warm Mineral Springs

Warm Mineral Springs: Will North Port allow “High Intensity” development near the archaeologically important sinkhole?

Warm Mineral Springs in Sarasota County, Florida is archaeologically important. The City of North Port is considering adding development.
Disney

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signs a bill targeting Disney

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed a measure aimed at overturning controversial development agreements involving Walt Disney World.
Disney

Florida lawmakers back scrapping Disney agreements, siding with DeSantis

Florida lawmakers approved a proposal aimed at invalidating controversial development agreements involving Walt Disney World, sending the issue to Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has feuded with Disney for the past year.

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