Florida

BS Ranch wins code enforcement fight; Polk officials can’t shut it down

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The Ledger: BS Ranch & Farm, the embattled soil-manufacturing business in East Lakeland that’s under fire for odor issues, has not violated Polk County’s codes and the county can’t shut it down, a special magistrate ruled Wednesday.

Judge hears arguments over request for more water

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Ocala Star Banner: Judge hears arguments over Sleepy Creek Lands’ request for more water

Red tide questions surface at Siesta gathering

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Your Observer: It’s hardly a new phenomenon — in fact, it’s been around for thousands of years — but Siesta Key residents fear red tide blooms are getting worse.

Misunderstanding, panic show importance of water storage funds to landowner lobbyists

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Politico: At the root of the lobbyists’ fear was the mistaken idea that the program was being zeroed out. But the misunderstanding and panicked text messages show how important the program is to agricultural corporations and their lobbyists.

Shored-up canal banks benefit Indian River Lagoon

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Florida Today: Regional water managers celebrated completion of a project that firms up the banks of the C-1 canal

Century Transfers Reserve Funds For Water, Wastewater Repairs

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North Escambia: The money will also be used for installation and materials for the installation of a new meter at the prison, and $7,000 for a booster pump that would supply water to the Century Correctional Institution from the town’s two other wells in the event o

Water managers look to rainy season to avoid drought

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News-Press: Florida’s dry conditions will end, but no one knows exactly when

St. Pete using essential oil to combat sewage stink

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WPTV: Stopping the stench! St Petersburg has a new and unusual plan to combat stinky sewer plants in the city. They’re using: essential oils!

Fight Over Silver Springs Affects All Florida Springs, Environmental Groups Say

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WMFE: A ranch’s request for an additional million gallons of water a day near Silver Springs outside of Ocala is at the heart of an administrative hearing Thursday.

Triumph legislation passage means millions for Gulf

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The Star: The name could not be more appropriate for the eight coastal counties of Northwest Florida.

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