Category Environmental Issues

Federal Government helping Florida handle Climate Change

The Biden Administration has helped Florida try to mitigate Climate Change. As the historic Fort Lauderdale flood event showed us less than two weeks ago, our state is in critical trouble.

The Climate Emergency hits home for me in a big way

It was a “one in thousand year event.” Or was it?  Extreme weather is here to stay forever in Florida… The event for me I ended up at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) on Wednesday for over 10 hours, picking up a family member and ended up stuck due to the airport’s closure. During that […]

Women’s History Month: Marjorie Harris Carr

On the week’s Florida History Podcast, we discuss Marjorie Harris Carr’s commitment to conservation and fight against the Cross Florida Barge Canal. Carr pioneered environmental advocacy and activism in the state in the 1960’s. You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our show), Spotify, Google, Apple Podcasts, Radio Public, Breaker, Overcast, Castro or Pocket Casts. Overcast, Castro, Spotify, Radio Public and […]

Mote Marine Laboratory

A video trip through the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota.

A Cypress Swamp at full health

Cypress Swamps which once dominated much of peninsular Florida have been dying off for various reasons related to human over-development and industry. One of the healthiest remaining Cypress Swamps in southeast Florida is at the Arthur Marshall Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge. Here is a look at it.

Disney and Everglades Restoration

As we continue this week’s look at Disney’s Reddy Creek Improvement District (RCID), let’s refresh a story from a few months ago with a few new details. Governor Ron DeSantis has fashioned himself a champion of Everglades restoration and on some scores he’s done far better than his predecessor (not that that was particularly hard […]

The Florida Squeeze- several site-related updates

We have several updates Candidate Endorsements The Florida Squeeze will be making recommendations for the August primaries and November elections. IF you have a candidate you’d like to discuss feel free to DM us at our Twitter feed @FlaSqueeze Florida History Podcast Update With the conclusion of our Albion Florida series, we are taking a […]

Manatee’s to get critically needed federal protection

With Manatee deaths mounting, the feds have acted…finally. More from the AP via WOKV.

President Biden comes through for the Everglades with funding for critical Palm Beach County reservoir

President Joe Biden has committed $265 million of federal funding toward construction of a long-awaited and needed reservoir in Palm Beach County. The reservoir will be a critical component to Everglades restoration of the Everglades. The enormous planned reservoir is designed to reduce discharges of polluted water into Florida Bay, the Gulf of Mexico and […]

TFS+ – A walking tour of a Pelican Island NWR trail

Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge is the nation’s original National Wildlife Refuge. It was designated in 1903 by President Theodore Roosevelt to help protect Egrets and other birds being hunted to obtain feathers for stylish hats. The refugee is located in Indian River County just south of Sebastian Inlet. VIDEO PHOTOS This video will be […]