Celebration High School Wins Envirothon

Dan Education, Environment

Students from Celebration High School in Osceola County have placed first for the third year-in-a-row in the annual Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Regional Envirothon competition held February 7, 2019 at Harry P. Leu Gardens in Orlando. The 5-member winning team was made up of seniors Julian Landin, Matthew Eynan, Andrew Hiesinger, Spencer Schmidt, and Mason Theurer. Envirothon is a hands-on, …


Groups Seek to Lift Stay in Conservation Money Case

Dan Environment, Florida, Industry News Release, Water

Arguing that time “is of the essence,” environmental groups Wednesday requested that a judge lift a stay of a ruling that found state lawmakers did not properly carry out a 2014 constitutional amendment that requires spending on land and water conservation. Leon County Circuit Judge Charles Dodson in July ruled in favor of groups such as the Florida Wildlife Federation …


Environmental Group: Food Companies are Flunking the Planet

Dan Environment, Industry News Release

A report-card like study gives the majority of food companies a flunking grade on environmental issues. The report, issued by Mighty Earth, claims to find widespread failure across the food industry to address the environmental impacts of the meat supply chain. The report is called “Flunking the Planet: Scoring America’s Food Companies on Sustainable Meat.” Calling meat one of the …

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Agri View: Farming Problems

Dan Agri View, Environment

Everett Griner talks about the difficulty of farming in today’s Agri View. Farming Problems A North Carolina hog farmer was fined $50 million dollars because of some of the displeasure of some of the people near his farm. Yet he operated under every state and federal regulation required. A community fought vigorously to stop a meat processing plant in Kansas. …

Oh Christmas Tree, What to do with that Christmas Tree

Dan Environment, Forestry, This Land of Ours

Oh Christmas Tree, oh Christmas Tree, in this series, Cathy Isom reviews what to do with your tree now that Christmas is over. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. What to do with that Christmas Tree In the days following Christmas, many folks will choose to take all of the decorations down and put them away. Others wait …