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Marine Sanctuary's Wrong Science Accelerated Florida's Coral Reef Destruction

May 10, 2015 - 6:00pm

At exactly the time I should have been paying the closest attention, Florida was suffering probably the biggest environmental disaster in its history. It happened on my watch but I wasn't watching.

During the early 1990s through 1995, 38 percent of the once-abundant living coral in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary had died.



Foolish, Foolish Hospitals, You Awoke a Sleeping Giant

May 4, 2015 - 6:00pm

Calling Rick Scott a lame duck is like calling Betty White a retired actress.

Until last week, we were hearing the "lame duck" line a lot. The media loved it. But now, except for a growing rumble in the beanstalk, it's gone eerily quiet.

Everglades Foundation, Pied Piper of Humbug and Hype

April 18, 2015 - 6:00pm

If Florida lawmakers are a little skeptical of information the Everglades Foundation puts out as fact, good for them. I applaud their instincts.

The more I look at where the EF's science has been and where it's going, the more I find to question.

The Untold, Bad-Science Story of the Everglades Foundation Founders

April 13, 2015 - 6:00pm

It's been 19 years since investigative reporters Bob Malloy and Will Bourne wrote how money and political influence contributed to the demise of water quality and the seagrass/coral reef ecosystems of Florida Bay and the Florida Keys.

Gerald Bailey, Rick Scott and Everybody's Whipping Boy -- Willie Meggs

January 30, 2015 - 6:00pm

In England they'd say Willie Meggs has the luck of a pox doctor's clerk. Which is really, really unlucky. You would never want to be a pox doctor's clerk.

Medical Marijuana Entrepreneur Taps Doctors, Including First in Florida

September 14, 2014 - 6:00pm

Medical marijuana entrepreneurs aren't only growers, specialty law practices and assorted vendors. At least one is working to crack one of the toughest nuts -- helping cannabis-friendly doctors feel safe, confident and armed to treat their patients.

And also known as Medical Cannabis Network --has just signed up its first Florida physician.

Florida Property Appraiser's Office Wins 'Best-of-World' Award

September 4, 2014 - 6:00pm

The 70-person St. Lucie County property appraiser's office, led by former Senate President Ken Pruitt, has won the biggest annual award the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) hands out -- the 2014 Distinguished Assessment Jurisdiction Award.




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