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  • Republicans in Congress poised to clash with Obama over environment

    Republicans in Congress poised to clash with Obama over environment
    Despite postelection nods toward cooperation, Republicans, who will hold the majority in Congress next year, appear poised to clash with President Obama over a range of energy and environmental issues, including the controversial Keystone XL pipeline...
  • Conservation amendment faces future political fights

    Conservation amendment faces future political fights
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida voters delivered a message to politicians last week that the state's polluted natural places need an urgent salvage mission. At least that's how the Florida senators who pushed for water-quality reform last session are...
  • Congress should get busy passing bills

    Congress should get busy passing bills
    America spoke pretty loudly the other day that Obama's policies aren't working. The rich are OK and the stock market is booming, but thoughjoblessness is decreasing, wages are flagging and the middle class is taking the brunt of the weakest recovery in...
  • Champ and Chump: Will Abberger & Allison Tant

    Champ and Chump: Will Abberger & Allison Tant
    Will Abberger, who managed the successful effort to pass Florida's Amendment 1, is our weekly champ. Champ: Will Abberger: He managed the successful campaign to win passage from Florida voters for the Water and Land Conservation Amendment. While...
  • Floridians hope election breaks gridlock

    Sen. Marco Rubio and fellow Florida Republicans stand to gain influence in the next session of Congress. Florida Democrats may lose some clout. Immigration reform faces even higher hurdles. But Everglades restoration is expected to benefit from...
  • Will renewable energy ruin an 'irreplaceable' Mojave desert oasis?

    Will renewable energy ruin an 'irreplaceable' Mojave desert oasis?
    In one of the hottest, driest places on Earth, velvety sand dunes surround dry lake beds that, with luck, fill with spring rains. Hidden waterways attract a profusion of wildlife and birds; submerged desert rivers periodically erupt in a riot of green....
  • $12.5 billion in tax breaks looking safe in Virginia

    $12.5 billion in tax breaks looking safe in Virginia
    A legislative review of tax breaks sprinkled throughout Virginia law is inching along with little prospect of ending any of these breaks any time soon. Gov. Terry McAuliffe may get into the game later this year as he crafts a new budget proposal, but...
  • After the vote

    A week ago this column asserted that the present electoral system in the United States now places the U.S government on sale every two years -- the presidency and congress every four years, and the entire House of Representatives and a third of the...
  • Virginia Institute of Marine Science researches restoring forested wetlands in New Kent

    Virginia Institute of Marine Science researches restoring forested wetlands in New Kent
    A trio of citizen scientists armed with measuring tools moved from one tree to the next to the next — from black willow to sycamore to white oak. First, they made sure the specimen was still living. Then they noted its species, spread measuring...
  • Tamarac set for rewrite of its land development code

    Tamarac has inked a contract with a private firm to rewrite its land development regulations and update its existing Comprehensive Plan, 40 years after the last comprehensive rewrite in 1975. At a recent City Commission meeting, city officials...
  • For Florida House, incumbent candidates are hard to beat

    For Florida House, incumbent candidates are hard to beat
    The governor's race has top billing, but pay attention to the legislative contests as well. The Legislature, even more than the governor, has the power to shape the future of Florida. Much of that power will remain with incumbents, who are hard to beat....