The good and the bad

These past couple of weeks, there was a lot happening in the news about the Florida environment.

Endangered Florida panthers and development pressures continue to clash in southwestern Florida. NASA is considering putting a new launch pad in Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

It’s not all bad news. Ecotourism is making a positive effect on the Florida economy. The state’s conservation land-buying program, Florida Forever, is still going on (for now). The Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway is official. A new Florida state forest is also being born.

I enjoy keeping up with what’s going on in Florida’s environment. Maintaining this blog, though, just doesn’t seem to make sense. It’s just a side aspect of the larger EcoFlorida Web site. Updating this blog takes me away from that.

When EcoFlorida first started providing links to news headlines about Florida’s environment, there were a small handful of sites providing that information in one place. EcoFlorida also provided actual news stories. Then I moved it to a blog format. Now, there are many, many Florida environment news sites, blogs and listservs that provide information.

Just like the news, which reports the good things that happen as well as the bad things that happen, hanging up this blog is mixed. But it’s the right thing to do, for now.

Enjoy exploring natural Florida!

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    Eric Gehring said,

    NOOOOOO. I really enjoy reading this blog and I rely on it for much of my Florida environmental news. If you are hanging it up for a while, can you please sugget another news source?
    Thanks for all the great work.


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