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More than 120 million people visit Florida each year for its miles of coastline, crystal clear springs, and of course, its theme parks. But as someone who lives here, it can be easy to get stuck doom-scrolling about the threats to our state’s natural resources.

This holiday season, we’re reflecting on all the wonders that make the Sunshine State a unique paradise worth preserving. Here are a few things at the top of our list.

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What’s Going on in Florida? Environmental Stories to Watch

To pair with the rest of our educational content in each Earth to Florida newsletter, we bring you monthly updates on Florida news.

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What We’re Reading

Environmental protection and social justice are deeply intertwined, and we cannot accurately communicate the environmental issues facing our state without acknowledging this relationship. In this monthly Earth to Florida segment, we will share articles and videos that help explain these connections.

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Explore the posts below to learn about various environmental issues in Florida! Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@UFEarthSystems) for more!

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