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
SeaWorld says it will “review its options” after a California state agency approved plans for a $100 million expansion of its orca tanks in San Diego. The California Coastal Commission’s decision comes with an important caveat – the park would be banned from breeding captive orca whales.
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and city leaders from across the globe met Thursday in Washington on the topic of climate change. The meeting was part of an effort by the U.S. State Department and Bloomberg Philanthropies to organize city leaders worldwide around the issue.
It’s been 20 years since Florida’s last bear hunt, and environmentalists opposed to the hunt are seeking volunteers to monitor hunters, to make sure everything is being done by the books.
There’s been a surge of coyote attacks on pets in Maitland, and Monday evening wildlife officials will hold a forum for residents. Maitland is the latest area of central Florida to encounter nuisance coyotes. College Park also has had problems.
A judge has ruled Florida’s first bear hunt in two decades may proceed later this month. The judge ruled Thursday against environmentalists who argue the hunt will damage the population of the animal that was removed from the state’s threatened list in 2012.
Seminole County ranch land is among nearly 3,000 acres now protected from future development. The land will be protected under conservation easements just agreed upon by the Florida Cabinet.
Each year legislative and business leaders gather to discuss the state of Florida’s water. This year’s Florida Water Forum drew some 200 leaders to Orlando for updates on the state’s water and environmental policy.
Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam says Florida faces a water shortfall of more than a billion gallons daily by 2030. He addressed legislative and business leaders Friday in Orlando at the Florida Water Forum, on what he says will be the state’s largest long-term issue.
Nearly two-dozen environmental groups are joining a legal effort aimed at stopping Florida’s first bear hunt in two decades. They filed a “friend of court” brief Friday in Tallahassee in support of the lawsuit against the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Environmentalists want bear-resistant trash cans rather than a statewide hunt as the response to a growing number of complaints about bears in neighborhoods. They rallied Thursday morning in Orlando to protest next month’s bear hunt.