The city of Clearwater is shelling out more than $1 million to buy six new trash systems and a truck to collect the garbage.
Red tide has since registered in low amounts off Siesta Key Beach. In Venice and Nokomis, it's medium to high counts. An east wind has kept dead fish away, but 30 miles off north Venice, a fish kill of grouper was reported to the FWC.
Eckerd College signed a pledge to stop spending school money on any single-use plastics.
Red tide is back in the Tampa Bay Area. The latest testing from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission confirms high concentrations of Karenia brevis, the red tide organism, along parts of the Sarasota shoreline, including areas around Venice Beach and Caspersen Beach.
Beginning Nov. 5, the Southwest Florida Water Management District is hosting feral pig hunting season to rid the community of the destructive animals.
Saltwater Brewery in Delray Beach, Florida opened in 2013 with two goals in mind: Make good craft beer and be kind to the environment, specifically the ocean.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says tests show "very low concentrations" of red tide offshore of Pinellas County.
So far, the levels are registering at "low" to "medium" counts, which means the water still looks clear. That's why officials are posting those signs -- so beachgoers are aware red tide is present, even though they can't see it.
Warming temperatures resulting from climate change are having a dramatic and potentially devastating effect on sea turtle populations — as temperatures rise, so does the temperature of the sandy beaches where turtles lay their eggs, and this means that an overwhelming majority of turtles are now born female.
Federal scientists will begin testing at least 50 volunteers who work and live near South Florida’s Lake Okeechobee, where toxic blooms have been particularly intense. They will take blood samples, urine samples, and nose swabs to find out which toxins they may have been exposed to -- and how much.
A popular activity in Pinellas County is being shut down. The Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday night to ban horseback riding near the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Officials say the hobby is damaging seagrass and causing water quality issues.
It all started with a social media post 12 years ago. Three words that read, "Just one thing."
An eco-friendly trend in shopping has reached Tampa. The city's first zero-waste store encourages customers to fill their own containers, again and again.
When the Manatee Solar Energy Center opened in 2017, there was one missing piece: The technology to store energy not used during the day.
Concerns are growing as the number of dead laughing gulls found on Bay Area beaches increases.
Something is making laughing gulls sick on Lido Beach.
Scientists say toxic red tide is back in the waters off the Florida southwest coast after fading away earlier this year following a 15-month bloom.
Lakeland Electric says routine testing indicates toxic chemicals are seeping into the groundwater around its C.D. McIntosh power plant, situated on Lake Parker.
It's as sad as it is shocking; a tiny turtle's body that washed up on a Boca Raton shoreline is the latest fatality attributed to plastic pollution.
Hotter days, rising floodwaters, and toxic emissions polluting the air were just a few of the topics discussed at the first climate summit in Florida in over 10 years.