In the News, May 7, 2012

The Florida Current's Bruce Ritchie reported on the signing of  two bills last Friday of importance to the environmental community. First,  Gov. Scott signed HB 503 which is intended to streamline the regulatory premitting process. In addition, he signed SB 268 which allows sponsorship of, and advertising on, some Florida Trails. To learn more about this legislation read Governor signs bills to streamline environmental permitting, allow sponsorship of trails

Bruce Ritchie also wrote about the new Wakulla Environmental Institute which survived the Governor's line item veto. To learn more about the new initiative from Tallahassee Community College read Proposed Wakulla Environmental Institute, inspired by region's biodiversity, survives budget veto.

Brian Richter of The Nation Conservancy wrote a very interesting piece for National Geographic Water Currents about a new technology called Variable Rate Irrigation which is being effectively utilized to reduce agricultural water consumption in the Flint River Basin. For more information read Saving a river, one farm at a time.

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