Energy

New Solar Power Co-Op Launches

A number of Sarasota homeowners are forming a new solar power co-op, with members using group buying power to receive a discounted price on solar panels.

12/30/2016 By Staff

Tourism

Ecotourism Nonprofit Launches New Trips

The Sarasota-based ecotourism nonprofit Ecko recently announced a new series of trips, including excursions on Sarasota Bay, the Myakka River and the Manatee River.

12/28/2016 By Staff

Deals

Mosaic Purchases Assets From Brazilian Mining Company

Mosaic recently purchased phosphate and potash assets and other business interests from the Brazilian mining company Vale for $2.5 billion.

12/21/2016 By Staff

Transportation

Gas Prices Rise

The average price of a gallon of gas in the Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice area has risen by 20.6 cents—9.9 percent—in the past month, according to numbers posted by AAA.

12/15/2016 By Staff

Science

Mote Enters Final Stage of Construction on Keys Research Facility

Mote Marine Laboratory recently entered the final stages of construction on its new coral research facility in the Florida Keys and remains on schedule to open the center in the spring.

12/13/2016 By Staff

Retail

Retail Trade Group Announces 2017 Legislative Priorites

The Florida Retail Federation supports state law that bans local regulations of plastic shopping bags and opposes any increase in the state's minimum wage.

12/06/2016 By Staff

Education

New College, Selby Gardens Create Educational, Research Partnership

New College of Florida and Marie Selby Botanical Gardens recently launched a collaboration between their education and research departments with a focus on plant science, conservation and public outreach.

12/05/2016 By Staff

Environment

Thursday Workshop Focuses on Sustainability

Sarasota County's 11th annual Sustainable Communities workshop covers topics such as valuing nature, strategies for smarter growth, building community resilience and local food innovations.

11/28/2016 By Staff

Events

Civic Group Celebrates 55th Anniversary Nov. 10

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations is celebrating its 55th anniversary at the Michael's on East Wine Cellar.

11/04/2016 Research by Staff

Environment

Mosaic Sinkhole Cleanup Details Announced

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection on Monday announced the details of a consent order reached with Mosaic Fertilizer over cleanup at the sinkhole that opened at the company's facility in Mulberry, Florida, on Aug. 28.

10/26/2016 Research by Staff

Environment

1,143-Acre Manatee County Property to Be Permanently Protected

The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast announced Thursday that the 1,143-acre Triangle Ranch in Manatee County will be a permanently protected.

10/07/2016 Research by Staff

Food

Mote Scientist to Receive White House Honor

On Friday, Oct. 7, the White House will recognize Kevan Main, a senior scientist at Mote Marine Laboratory, as one of 12 “White House Champions of Change for Sustainable Seafood.”

10/06/2016 Research by Staff

Utilities

Waste Pro Named One of Central Florida's Biggest Companies

Revenue at the solid waste and recycling service provider that operates in Sarasota and Bradenton will approach $600 million.

10/04/2016 Research by Staff

Entertainment

Wine Company Launches In-Home Tasting Events in Sarasota

Sarasota's Darlene Nicholson was recently named a wine consultant for The Traveling Vineyard, a national business that organizes in-home wine-tasting experiences.

09/01/2016 Research by Staff

Planning

County Exploring North Trail Park Possibilities

Sarasota County's Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources department is asking for community input on a future neighborhood park at the corner of 46th Street and North Tamiami Trail in Sarasota.

08/10/2016 Research by Staff

Tourism

USF Research Suggests Low Chance of Red Tide This Year

Conditions suggest that we should not expect red tide outbreaks along Florida's west coast this year, according to new research.

08/10/2016 Research by Staff

Environment

Neighborhood Earns LEED Platinum Certification

Mirabella, a community of paired villas in Bradenton, and Synergy Building Corp. recently earned the LEED for Homes Platinum certification.

08/09/2016 Research by Staff

Legal

Bradenton Volkswagen Dealership Posts Lawsuit Settlement Resources

Bradenton's Boast Volkswagen recently launched a website and hotline for assistance with the settlement program created in response to lawsuits filed against the company for cheating on emissions tests.

07/27/2016 Research by Staff

Environment

Waste Pro Opens New Manatee County Recycling Facility

Waste Pro, a waste collection, recycling, processing and disposal company, will celebrate the grand opening of its new SRQ Material Recovery Facility on Wednesday.

07/26/2016 Research by Staff

Environment

Jupiter Company Completes Longboat Key Sand Deliveries

Stewart Materials has successfully supplied 307,000 tons of custom beach sand to Longboat Key as part of the town's beach renourishment project, completing its work two months ahead of schedule.

07/22/2016 Research by Staff