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Florida Governor Declares February Hiking Trails Month

Article: Florida Governor Declares February Hiking Trails Month

TALLAHASSEE, Florida, February 5, 2009 (ENS) – Florida Governor Charlie Crist has proclaimed February to be Florida Hiking Trails Month to celebrate the more than 2,500 miles of hiking trails on the state’s public lands. The weather is mild, hurricane season is months away, and paved rail-trails, urban trails through cityscapes and wilderness trails criss-cross…

Record Atlantic Hurricane Season Ends, Time to Plan for 2009

Article: Record Atlantic Hurricane Season Ends, Time to Plan for 2009

MIAMI, Florida, November 28, 2008 (ENS) – The 2008 Atlantic hurricane season officially closes on Sunday, with a warning from Florida Governor Charlie Crist and state emergency officials to begin planning year-round for emergencies and natural disasters, especially hurricanes. “We welcome the close of this busy season that has touched the lives of so many…

Florida Sugar Land Deal Recut to Protect Everglades

Article: Florida Sugar Land Deal Recut to Protect Everglades

MIAMI, Florida, November 12, 2008 (ENS) – Florida officials have agreed to new terms for a land deal with the largest U.S. producer of cane sugar to increase the availability of water storage and flow to the vast Everglades wetland. The new agreement, subject to approval by the South Florida Water Management District, includes the…

Six Dead as Tropical Storm Fay Lingers in Florida

Article: Six Dead as Tropical Storm Fay Lingers in Florida

MIAMI, Florida, August 22, 2008 (ENS) – Floridians wish Fay would just go away, but the stubborn tropical storm that never became a hurricane is still hanging around and making life miserable across the northwestern part of the state. At 5 pm local time, the center of the storm was about 50 miles north of…

Greener Aviation Alliance Debuts at Florida Climate Summit

Article: Greener Aviation Alliance Debuts at Florida Climate Summit

MIAMI, Florida, June 27, 2008 (ENS) – A nonprofit, public-private partnership to turn U.S. aviation a brighter shade of green was introduced Thursday in Miami as the apex of the Florida Governor Charlie Crist’s climate change summit. During the closing ceremonies of the 2008 Serve to Preserve Florida Summit on Global Climate Change, the governor…

Florida to Buy Out Sugar Land for Everglades Restoration

Article: Florida to Buy Out Sugar Land for Everglades Restoration

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, June 25, 2008 (ENS) – The largest U.S. producer of cane sugar, U.S. Sugar Corp., would close up shop under a $1.75 billion agreement to sell its 292 square miles of land to Florida for Everglades restoration, the company president and Florida Governor Charlie Crist said Tuesday. The deal, announced at…

Florida Governor Declares Fire Emergency

Article: Florida Governor Declares Fire Emergency

TALLAHASSEE, Florida, May 12, 2008 (ENS) – Florida Governor Charlie Crist today declared a state of emergency as firefighters in Brevard and Volusia counties continued to battle at least a dozen separate brush fires on Florida’s central Atlantic coast fanned by high winds and dry conditions. Authorities believe many of the fires were deliberately set.…

Florida Renewables Key to 2008 Climate Summit

Article: Florida Renewables Key to 2008 Climate Summit

TALLAHASSEE, Florida, April 30, 2008 (ENS) – Florida Governor Charlie Crist today announced the 2008 Serve to Preserve Florida Summit on Global Climate Change. This is the second such summit convened by the governor, who says that since last year’s summit, Florida’s “green” economy has grown. “Florida’s businesses continue to demonstrate that there is gold…

Southeast Governors Speed Up Water Dispute Resolution

Article: Southeast Governors Speed Up Water Dispute Resolution

From left: Alabama Governor Bob Riley, Florida Governor Charlie Crist, Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne, and Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue. December 17, 2007 (Photo courtesy DOI) TALLAHASSEE, Florida, December 17, 2007 (ENS) – The governors of Florida, Georgia and Alabama and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne today agreed upon a revised schedule…

Governor's Request Keeps Manatee in Endangered Class

Article: Governor's Request Keeps Manatee in Endangered Class

TALLAHASSEE, Florida, December 6, 2007 (ENS) – In September Florida Governor Charlie Crist spoke out for manatee conservation, and Wednesday the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission responded by giving the manatee a reprieve. The commission voted to defer a decision about reclassifying the state’s remaining manatees from endangered to threatened. The commissioners also asked…