Federal report says what Florida already knows — climate change is affecting us now

The message of the most comprehensive climate change report the United States has ever released is clear: climate change is already impacting Americans, and if nothing is done it will devastate the economy and disrupt millions of lives. For South Florida, among the most vulnerable regions in the country, the report also underlines that spiraling effects are…

Letter to the Editor: Scott, DeSantis bad for environment

CharlotteDems.com Editor’s note: The following Letter to the Editor by Charlotte Democratic Environmental Caucus member Mary Lundeberg was published in the Charlotte Sun, Saturday, Oct. 27 Editor: Red Tide Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis have had a recent environmental conversion during this election year. Can we believe their campaign promises? Not if actions speak louder…

Environmental group spends big on Andrew Gillum pitch

The political arm of Florida Conservation Voters is spending nearly $500,000 on digital advertising to back Andrew Gillum, the Democratic option for Governor this fall. The news comes a week after Gillum’s Republican opponent Ron DeSantis scored a coveted endorsement from the Everglades Trust — support that could convince undecided voters that DeSantis is the better candidate for Florida’s environment. (Read more…

Trump blames Democrat Bill Nelson for ‘no help’ on toxic algae — right before he voted to help

Trump claimed the three-term incumbent Democratic senator has done nothing to stop the state’s algae problems… …But just one day later, on Wednesday, Nelson and nearly every other senator passed legislation authorizing $6.1 billion in spending on new and existing Army Corps of Engineers water infrastructure projects. (Read more in WashingtonPost.com)

Gillum lays out environmental plan in ground zero for red tide

CharlotteDems.com EXCLUSIVE – Entire Andrew Gillum Speech SIESTA KEY — With red tide now encircling the state, Democratic candidate for governor Andrew Gillum came to one of the hardest-hit regions Tuesday to lay out his environmental plan and bash his opponent as an “election year” environmentalist. Speaking under a pavilion at Siesta Key Public Beach within sight of…