DEP

A man wades through flood water as he check out damage from Hurricane Matthew Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, in St. Augustine , Fla.
John Bazemore / Associated Press


Tens of millions of dollars a year would go to fight the effects of rising sea levels under bills passed by the Florida House and Senate this week.

The St. Johns River
The University of North Florida

Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed into law measures that include bigger fines for dumping pollutants into waterways and new rules for septic tanks and agricultural runoff, though environmentalists said the rules don’t go far enough.

View of Tampa's Sunshine Skyway Bridge as seen from Fort De Soto Park.
Ronnie Boone / Wikimedia Commons

The state’s Department of Environmental Protections Environmental Crimes Unit has arrested a Tampa man and business owner for littering and storing more than 50,000 pounds of untreated biomedical waste.

JEA

Governor Rick Scott is ordering the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to investigate massive sewage spills after hurricanes Hermine and Matthew.