Amy Lipman, WPTV

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Past articles by Amy:

Plastic continues to wind up in the stomachs of stranded marine life around Florida

Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission biologists found two plastic bags and a balloon inside a rough-toothed dolphin that stranded on Fort Myers Beach at the end of April. → Read More

Protecting Paradise in action for the Great American Cleanup

Members of the WPTV team joined forces with Gumbo Limbo at Spanish River Park in Boca Raton, Beach Keepers Inc. in Gramercy Park near West Palm Beach, and the Jupiter Neighborhood Enhancement Action Team in Dubois Park to pick up litter Saturday morning. → Read More

Palm Beach County beekeepers buzzing about bee population decline

As honeybee populations decrease across the U.S. for a variety of reasons, beekeepers in Palm Beach County are working to create sweet, safe spaces for the busy workers. → Read More

French bakery owner in West Palm Beach reflects on significance of Notre Dame fire

The owner of Bistro Bistro recalls visiting Paris as a tourist like so many others, but feels a special connection to Notre Dame because of the significance it holds as a symbol of France. → Read More

Gardening with native plants more sustainable, better for ecosystem

You can help protect paradise in your own backyard by gardening with native plants, unlike the majority of most landscaping in South Florida. → Read More

Zero waste store offers environmentally-friendly shopping in Tequesta

Stephen and Elana Smith are newlyweds with a new business, hoping to inspire new habits in others through their "zero waste" store. → Read More

Environmental duo to walk along Florida's coastline cleaning up beaches

Two friends are on a major mission to clean up beaches across the state of Florida. → Read More

LIVE COVERAGE: President Trump's visit to Lake Okeechobee, Herbert Hoover Dike

President Trump is scheduled to tour Lake Okeechobee and the Herbert Hoover Dike around 1 p.m., according to a senior administration official. → Read More

President Trump to visit Lake Okeechobee on Friday, tour Herbert Hoover Dike

President Trump is expected to fly into South Florida late Thursday for a major environmental visit. → Read More

FAU-themed apparel store stops selling balloons to protect wildlife

While restaurants and cities nix plastic straws, an FAU apparel store in Boca Raton is doing away with another type of plastic commonly found littered around beaches, balloons. → Read More

'Bottle Bill' could bring container deposits to Florida to encourage recycling

Under a newly proposed bill in Tallahassee, you could pay more to drink out of cans or bottles, but would get the money back by recycling them afterward. → Read More

'Bottle Bill' could bring container deposits to Florida to encourage recycling

Under a newly proposed bill in Tallahassee, you could pay more to drink out of cans or bottles, but would get the money back by recycling them afterward. → Read More

Current Lake Okeechobee discharges spark concern if there's a drought

Early discharges from Lake Okeechobee are worrying political leaders in Palm Beach County as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reevaluates its rules for maintaining lake water levels. → Read More

Grand Classica cruise ship returns to Port of Palm Beach after Cuba denied entry

A cruise ship was back at the Port of Palm Beach Monday morning after Cuba refused to let the ship dock late last week. → Read More

'Stand with Parkland': 17 families of victims form organization to fight for change

The 17 families going through the unfathomable loss of their loved ones in the Parkland school shooting are coming together not only to support each other but also to enact change. → Read More

Mother of geography teacher killed in Parkland attack advocates for change

The New York mom of a Parkland hero is carrying on her son’s legacy and advocating change. → Read More

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office targets barn parties for underage drinking in Wellington

WELLINGTON, Fla. — Equestrian season is in full swing in Wellington, and the village typically has about 10,000 extra people in town during the winter. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office wants to make sure teenage equestrian riders are not getting behind the wheel after going to parties. PBSO launched their second round of what they call "Operation Wild Stallion" -- a DUI enforcement effort… → Read More

U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch to hold news conference on animal cruelty legislation

A South Florida lawmaker will speak Monday about a federal bill that would protect animals from the most heinous forms of abuse. → Read More

New Florida Power and Light solar power plant generating energy in St. Lucie County

Florida’s electric grid got a little greener this week after four new Florida Power and Light solar power plants went online, including one located in St. Lucie County. → Read More

Future of Lake Wellington development up for discussion Wednesday night

Wellington residents can weigh in Wednesday night on a plan to build a Village Town Center around a signature lake. → Read More