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Tag: Governor Ron DeSantis

DeSantis briefed on blue-green algae treatment used on Caloosahatchee

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Governor Ron DeSantis visited the WP Franklin Lock and Dam on the Caloosahatchee River Thursday. The governor’s office confirmed he received a briefing on an innovative technology treatment being used to combat blue green algal blooms. The treatment is performed by BlueGreen Water Technologies, a leading Israeli algae mitigation company. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the South Florida Water Management District are continuing to monitor critical blue-green algal conditions while expediting large-scale Everglades projects, Governor DeSantis...

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Registration opens for 2021 Florida Python Challenge

MIAMI, Fla. – Registration for the 2021 Florida Python Challenge has opened, Governor Ron DeSantis announced. This year’s Florida Python Challenge will be held July 9-18. Registration is now open and the public can take the online training and then compete to remove invasive Burmese pythons, the governor said. Burmese pythons are not native to Florida and negatively impact native species. They are found primarily in and around the Everglades ecosystem in south Florida where they prey on birds, mammals, and other reptiles. A female Burmese python may lay 50 to 100 eggs at...

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Gov. DeSantis signs bill barring transgender females from women’s sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act into law at a press conference in Jacksonville on Tuesday morning. The bill — SB 1028 — will not allow transgender women to compete in women’s sports in Florida. DeSantis signed the bill into law on the first day of Pride Month. It is slated to go into effect on July 1. Florida joins Idaho, Mississippi, Arkansas, West Virginia, and Montana in banning trans-women from competing in secondary and collegiate sports for women and girls. Nikki Fried, Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner,...

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State officials urge Floridians not to panic amid ongoing gas pipeline woes

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. — Millions of people along the east coast are rushing to fuel up their cars as another day passes that the Colonial Pipeline is shut down. Russian hackers forced the pipeline to stop their normal operations and fears of a gas shortage are growing. Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida are all under a state of emergency. But that doesn’t mean we’re in any danger yet. State officials are urging people to avoid panicking and hoarding gasoline. The major pipeline normally transports fuel across the east coast and throughout the southeast,...

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