Amy GreenReporter and Producer
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Amy Green is a general assignment reporter. She specializes in the environment and science.
Amy has worked as a regular contributor to PEOPLE, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor and many other publications. She is a former Associated Press reporter in the Nashville, Tenn., bureau.
Amy is a Florida native. She lives in Orlando with her husband and daughter.
Recent Stories from Amy Green
Florida starts issuing permits Monday for the first bear in two decades. They will be on sale until the start of the seven-day season in October.
Environmentalists filed suit Friday against the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission seeking to stop the state’s first bear hunt in two decades. They say the hunt scheduled for October is unconstitutional.
A proposal for what would be Florida’s biggest land development ever is moving forward. The state has completed a review of the proposed development in Osceola County and is calling for some changes.
A new study concludes the life expectancy for killer whales born at SeaWorld is the same as those in the wild. The findings address a key criticism the company has faced since an orca killed a trainer in 2010.
The Florida Supreme Court is ordering the Legislature to redraw eight congressional districts in a decision that stands to recast nearly every district in the state. Singled out in the high court’s decision Thursday is Rep. Corrine Brown’s district, which snakes from Jacksonville to Orlando.
State agencies are expressing concern about a proposed development in Osceola County that would be the largest in Florida. The Deseret Ranch development would be nearly twice the size of Orlando.
Food stamp recipients in Florida are buying a lot more from farmers and farmers markets. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says expanding access to fresh produce for SNAP recipients has been a top priority.
Friday’s high court ruling affirming same-sex marriage nationwide resolves lingering litigation in Florida on the issue. But one local civil rights attorney says there’s still work to be done to advance gay rights in Florida.
Environmentalists are considering a legal challenge to Florida’s first bear hunt in two decades. The statewide hunt in October is aimed at managing the growing population of the animal that was removed from the state’s threatened list in 2012. It was approved Wednesday by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission after hours of public testimony, most of it against the hunt. But not everyone opposes the hunt in Central Florida, home to the state’s largest bear population.
Ann Shortelle is the St. Johns River Water Management District’s new executive director. She takes over during a time of turmoil for the agency that oversees water use and protects waterways and wetlands in central and north Florida.