Jim Waymer, Florida Today

Jim Waymer

Florida Today

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  • The Palm Beach Post
  • Ocala Star-Banner
  • TCPalm
  • Tallahassee Democrat
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  • Herald-Tribune
  • Naples Daily News
  • The News-Press
  • USA TODAY
  • 10 News Tampa Bay
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Recent articles by Jim:

Environmental group: Florida pollution enforcement fell into 'COVID coma'

A nonprofit group of public employees says Florida let polluters off easy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Five big fines drive penalty dollars up but median fine drops 20%. → Read More

Beautiful but dangerous: Florida plants that look great but can be deadly for people and animals

Some of Florida's most beautiful plants can be deadly dangerous to dogs, cats, horses and people. Here's a list of some of the most toxic beauties. → Read More

Cape Canaveral sewage surveillance: the highest COVID spike yet. Is another surge coming?

Tourism, SpaceX launch made COVID spike in Cape Canaveral, city says → Read More

Thousands of minnows float up dead in Melbourne's Crane Creek

Thousands of minnows float up dead in Melbourne's Crane Creek → Read More

An emaciated manatee in Titusville appears to search desperately for food

A starving manatee in Titusville struggles to find food in Manatee Hammock Campground → Read More

Saharan dust storms, more frequent and more intense, headed to Florida, researchers say

NASA researchers are split on whether climate change will result in more or fewer Saharan dust storms → Read More

Keep Brevard kicks off summer series of cleanups

Want to help keep our county clean? Starting Saturday, the nonprofit Keep Brevard Beautiful will launch its annual summer series of cleanups, with three events. In partnership with Florida Today and several other sponsors, KBB will host three different water-based cleanups throughout Brevard, each beginning at 8 a.m. at the following locations: * June 12 at Parrish Park Spoil Islands, in… → Read More

Will $8 million more save the manatees this year? The state is hoping

The money, proposed not guaranteed, would only be for one year, and state biologists aren't sure yet how they'd spend the extra cash. → Read More

Will $8 million more save the manatees this year? The state is hoping

The money, proposed not guaranteed, would only be for one year, and state biologists aren't sure yet how they'd spend the extra cash. → Read More

Happenstance captures manta ray's leap in viral photo

Rusty Escandell was shooting shots of a surfer Sunday when something dark and sinister-looking leaped from the ocean and into his frame. The photographer wouldn't notice until he was later looking over his photos that he'd captured a manta ray, with an estimated wingspan of about eight feet. "Well, even though I saw a splash behind the surfer, I was photographing, I didn’t know what is was until… → Read More

Small, raw sewage spill at Viera treatment plant in wetlands contained, cleaned

About 5,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled to the ground within and surrounding the headworks building at Brevard County's South Central Treatment Facility in Viera. → Read More

Florida FWC votes to ban "high-risk" reptiles as snake lovers protest and beg for mercy

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is considering banning 16 "high-risk" reptiles to protect the environment. → Read More

Proposed Florida legislation eases derelict boat removal

Proposed Florida legislation eases derelict boat removal → Read More

Governor announces COVID-19 vaccinations at Brevard Publix stores

Publix stores in 17 other counties already have been announced as participating in the vaccination program. → Read More

Titusville to discuss Sand Point Park sewage leak

On Tuesday, Titusville officials will hold a special meeting at City Hall to discuss the mid-December sewage leak at Sand Point Park that sent countless gallons of raw sewage into the park's ponds and nearby lagoon. The city is still dealing with the spill. According to a Jan. 10 update on the city's website, "the bulk of the sewage spill remains impounded in the Sand Point ponds via an earthen… → Read More

Patrick beaches widen with much more sand on the way for Brevard

Patrick's is just one slice of the larger beach pie that's ramping up to fatten up the Space Coast in 2021 → Read More

What are Florida's most dangerous plants for people and pets?

What are Florida's most dangerous plants for people and pets? → Read More

UPDATE: COVID-19 in Brevard: 203 more cases, four more deaths

COVID-19 in Brevard: 203 more cases, four more deaths. A total of 1,349 Florida residents in Brevard have been hospitalized since the pandemic began. → Read More

Wind chills expected in the 30s in east Central Florida

Baby, it's cold outside. It's Dec. 18, and wind chills are expected in the 30s in east Central Florida → Read More

Fish float up dead at Sand Point Park in Titusville

Fish float up dead at Sand Point Park in Titusville → Read More