Energy

City Holding Community Meetings on Renewable Energy Pledge

The city's "Ready for 100" plan calls for the city to make its operations 100 percent renewable by 2030 and for the entire city to operate on renewable energy by 2045.

12/14/2017 By Staff

Environment

Forum Focuses on Phillippi Creek Fish Population and Stormwater Management

The next Sarasota Bay Fisheries Forum takes place 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14.

12/07/2017 By Staff

Energy

Workshop Covers Residential Solar Energy

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is offering a free workshop on residential solar power on Tuesday, Dec. 12.

12/07/2017 By Staff

Environment

Mote Florida Keys Facility Earns LEED Gold Certification

The building features increased energy efficiency, a rooftop solar array, captured rainwater, native landscaping, recycled materials and more.

12/04/2017 By Staff

Science

Mote Librarian Elected to Library Consortium Board

Mote Marine Laboratory’s Kay Garsnett recently joined the board of the Tampa Bay Library Consortium.

12/01/2017 By Staff

Planning

City Climate Change Plan Outlines Threatened Infrastructure

The report predicts that the local sea level will rise by between 6.4 inches and 2.4 feet by 2050.

11/13/2017 By Staff

Planning

Sustainable Communities Workshop Returns

Registration is still open for Sarasota County's 12th annual Sustainable Communities Workshop.

11/13/2017 By Staff

Environment

Ocean Expert to Speak on Rising Sea Levels

Tonya Clayton is an expert on Florida's coast.

11/08/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Sustainable Tourism Conference Starts Thursday

The four-day event celebrates the United Nations' International Year of Sustainable Tourism.

10/23/2017 By Staff

Hurricane Maria

Federal Government to Help Florida Pay for Sheltering Displaced Puerto Ricans

The state has opened three Hurricane Maria disaster relief centers—two in Miami and one in Orlando.

10/09/2017 By Staff

Environment

Sarasota Water Quality to Be Discussed Oct. 10

The health of Sarasota's waters will be discussed at The Historical Society of Sarasota County's next Conversations at the Crocker event.

10/04/2017 By Staff

Irma

Researchers Estimate Hurricane Irma Wind Damage at $19.4 Billion

Insurance companies are expected to pay $6.3 billion of that total.

09/22/2017 By Staff

Irma

Over 24 Percent of Local Homes, Businesses Still Lack Power

Almost 42,000 Florida Power & Light accounts in Manatee County still lack power, while more than 66,000 accounts in Sarasota County remain without power.

09/14/2017 By Staff

Irma

Power Still Out for One-Third of Those in Sarasota and Manatee Counties

Florida Power & Light expects to have power restored "to essentially all customers" on the Gulf Coast by Friday, Sept. 22.

09/13/2017 By Staff

Irma

Community Foundation Establishes Hurricane Irma Relief Fund

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County has established a disaster relief fund that will help those whose lives have been upended by Hurricane Irma.

09/12/2017 By Staff

Irma

More Than 150 Shelters Still Open in Florida

As of Wednesday morning, more than 150 Hurricane Irma shelters remained open in Florida, housing more than 20,000 total residents.

09/12/2017 By Staff

Irma

Total Damages From Hurricane Irma Estimated at $100 Billion

The weather forecasting site AccuWeather is estimating that Hurricane Irma has caused roughly $100 billion in damages.

09/12/2017 By Staff

Events

Tickets for Creative All-Day Conference Go on Sale Friday

Tickets for this year's PINC (People, Ideas, Nature and Creativity) conference go on sale at noon on Friday, Sept. 1.

08/30/2017 By Staff

Environment

City's Climate Change Plan to Be Discussed Tuesday

The city has projected that global warming could raise daily high temperatures by as much as 5.4 degrees Fahrenheit by 2050.

08/28/2017 By Staff

Food

Mote Launches New Aquaculture Research Project

Scientists at Mote Aquaculture Research Park recently launched a new study on how to farm almaco jack fish.

08/24/2017 By Staff