Environmentalists urge DeSantis to declare Red Tide emergency

PALMETTO — Decades of progress cleaning up Tampa Bay could disappear in a couple of years without vigilance, two top estuary management officials warned Friday, as a toxic Red Tide bloom torments the region. They held up the Indian River Lagoon on Florida’s East Coast as an example. The lossContinue Reading

Tampa Bay has Red Tide questions. Here are some answers.

For centuries, it has plagued Florida’s Gulf Coast. Now it has returned to Tampa Bay to afflict everything it touches: The ecosystem, the economy, people’s livelihoods and their health, and especially the waters of the bay itself as it kills hundreds of tons of sea life. But what is RedContinue Reading

Caneel Bay Resort Future On Hold Pending Environmental Cleanup

Talks on a long-term lease for the Caneel Bay Resort at Virgin Islands National Park are on hold while the National Park Service evaluates the extent of environmental wastes at the resort/Carolyn Sugg via Flickr. Hazardous wastes dotting the Caneel Bay Resort at Virgin Islands National Park have halted negotiationsContinue Reading

FACT SHEET: President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate

We, the leaders of the Group of Seven, met in Cornwall on 11-13 June 2021 determined to beat COVID-19 and build back better.  We remembered everyone who has been lost to the pandemic and paid tribute to those still striving to overcome it. Inspired by their example of collaboration andContinue Reading

Bay Area Reporter :: News Briefs: Kendell lands new gig

Kate Kendell, the former longtime executive director of the San Francisco-based National Center for Lesbian Rights, is now the first chief of staff for the California Endowment. Kendell began the new position June 1, after having served for nine years on the endowment’s board of directors, a news release stated.Continue Reading

A man and woman speak to each other while standing near a safety rail and under an awning on a boat.

About 70 miles southeast of Washington is Vienna, Maryland. It sits on the Nanticoke River, which drains into the Chesapeake Bay. Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks visited the Middle Chesapeake Sentinel Landscape in Vienna yesterday on the 51st anniversary of Earth Day to highlight the Sentinel Landscape partnership there. AtContinue Reading