Environment

State Offers Loans to Businesses Affected By Algal Blooms

Gov. Rick Scott last week activated Florida’s Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program for businesses affected by the presence of algal blooms in nearby waterways.

07/19/2016 Research by Staff

Environment

Sustainability Discussion Comes to Fogartyville Tuesday

Sarasota County Openly Plans for Excellence will launch the first leg of its 2016 Sustainability Road Show at the Fogartyville Media and Arts Center on Tuesday, July 12.

07/11/2016 Research by Staff

Giving

This Week's Good Deeds

Middle school literacy volunteers, grants for parenting education and conservation, and other examples of locals giving back.

07/07/2016 Research by Staff

Honors

Landscaping Employees Earn Certifications

ArtisTree Landscape Maintenance & Design's Amy Crutcher and Patrick Riordan have each earned certification from the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association.

07/06/2016 Research by Staff

Environment

Conservation Foundation Wins Healthy Watersheds Grant

The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast was recently awarded a three-year grant of $156,000 for its Myakka Island Conservation Corridor project.

06/15/2016 Research by Staff

Environment

'Green Your Business' Classes Continue Through September

Sarasota County is helping business leaders learn how to save money and resources at work by adopting sustainability practices.

06/14/2016 Research by Staff

Tourism

County Marks Completion of Siesta Renourishment

Sarasota County celebrated the completion of a $21.5 million South Siesta Key Beach renourishment project on Monday.

06/13/2016 Research by Staff

Environment

Workshop Offers Tips on Sustainability for Businesses

The discussion will include a number of strategies for saving money and resources at work through energy, water and waste reduction plans.

06/01/2016 Research by Staff

Environment

Seasonal Fertilizer Regulations Return

Sarasota County's regulations barring the use of fertilizer containing nitrogen or phosphorus return Wednesday, June 1.

05/31/2016 Research by Staff

Energy

Solar Company Founder Earns Rare Certification

Bill Johnson of Brilliant Harvest recently earned his certification as a solar photovoltaic installer from the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners.

05/24/2016 Research by Staff

Environment

Obama Signs Reauthorization of National Estuary Program

The law allows the EPA to continue working to improve specially designated waters and habitats, including Sarasota Bay.

05/24/2016 Research by Staff

Transportation

Airport Adds Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles

Sarasota Bradenton International Airport recently installed four electric vehicle charging stations.

05/23/2016 Research by Staff

Environment

Workshop Offers Sustainability Tips, Resources

Attendees will receive a free do-it-yourself energy-saving kit worth up to $30.

05/16/2016 Research by Staff

Energy

Landfill Gas to Energy Facility Wins Recognition

Sarasota County's Landfill Gas to Energy Facility was recently named 'Project of the Year' by the Suncoast branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

05/10/2016 Research by Staff

Defending the Planet

The 2016 Green Arrow Awards

Saluting the eight exceptional winners of our Green Arrow Awards

05/04/2016 By Sylvia Whitman Photography by Fred Lopez

Game Changer

A New College Grad Wins an Epic Environmental Battle

Rob Bilott has spent 18 years fighting DuPont.

05/03/2016 By Susan Burns

Real estate

Freddie Mac Newsletter Examines Impact of Rising Sea Levels

'Between $66 billion and $160 billion worth of real estate is expected to be below sea level by 2050,' the report states.

04/29/2016 Research by Staff

Construction

Green Building Council Leads Tour of LEED Platinum Community

The U.S. Green Building Council's Florida Gulf Coast Chapter will present a tour of the 55-plus community of Mirabella on Saturday, May 7.

04/26/2016 Research by Staff

Science

Mote Scientists Study Fish in Flood Control Canals

During April, Mote researchers are using seine nets to catch and release fish throughout the county’s largest canal system, which drains into Phillippi Creek.

04/15/2016 Research by Staff

Environment

Longboat Key Beach Nourishment Project Begins

Trucks carrying sand from a mine in Immokalee arrived on Longboat Key Wednesday.

04/06/2016 Research by Staff