Amy GreenReporter and Producer
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Amy Green covers the environment for 90.7 News.
She is an award-winning journalist who has worked as a regular contributor to NPR, PEOPLE, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor and other top news organizations.
She is a Florida native with a zeal for chronicling the spurts and pains of her fast-growing, adolescent home state. She lives in Orlando with her daughter, who makes it all worthwhile.
Recent Stories from Amy Green
A new study shows shark-related diving in Florida is a growing business, generating some $221 million annually for shops and other providers.
Government scientists are seeing a surprising surge in phosphorus in North America’s lakes and streams. That’s the nutrient responsible for harmful algae blooms like those plaguing Florida’s Indian River Lagoon and other waterways.
Pulse victims and family members are taking legal action against the security firm that employed the gunman in the worst mass shooting in modern American history.
A legislative proposal for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee for Everglades restoration is prompting bitter debate over central and south Florida’s water. New research calls for much more water storage. One idea: Send it underground.
Drought conditions are developing in central Florida as rainfall is down throughout the region.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reversing its stance and now says it must follow a schedule calling for a reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee in 2021.
U.S. Sugar Corp. says it would honor a previous agreement putting land south of Lake Okeechobee toward Everglades restoration.
Among the cow pastures and citrus groves of Florida’s heartland north of Lake Okeechobee, patches of wetlands serve as kidneys for the Everglades. “It filters out all of the impurities, in this case we’re talking about nutrients, phosphorous in particular,” says Ernie Marks of the South Florida Water Management District.
The latest figures show more motorcycle crash fatalities are in Florida than in any other state.
Mary Ann Martin motors the trails carved among the grassy bulrushes rimming Lake Okeechobee, emerging on a watery expanse that ends where blue meets blue at the horizon. “This is the Big O. Isn’t it beautiful? Blows your mind. You can’t see hardly across the lake.”