Environment

Bette Zirkelbach checks a Kemp's ridley sea turtle's heart rate Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Fla. The hospital received 30 cold-stunned Kemps ridley turtles to care for after they were rescued suffering hypothermia on a Cape Cod Bay, Mass., beach. The species is endangered, according to NOAA Fisheries. (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Turtles Recovering At Florida Keys Facility

Staff at a Florida Keys based Turtle hospital are take care of 30 endangered sea turtles suffering from hypothermia.

11/26/2014

An American crocodile. (Source: FWC)

Florida’s Top Crocodile Expert Weighs In On Gables “Croc” Controversy

Following the search for a crocodile in the Coral Gables community of Gables By The Sea, Florida’s top crocodile expert weighed in on the “croc”controversy.

09/19/2014

(credit: Thinkstock)

Coalition To Push For Solar Energy In Florida

A new coalition is set to push for increased use of renewable energy in Florida.

09/14/2014

Whale Fine  (Photo By: VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Garbage May Be To Blame For Florida Whale’s Death

Garbage may have something to do with the death of a whale who beached itself in Florida.

09/12/2014

Turkey Point  (Source: EMILY MICHOT / MIAMI HERALD STAFF)

Storm Water Canals Near Turkey Point Will Be Used For Cooling System

Rising water temperatures in the canal system that feeds the cooling system at Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant has caused Florida Power and Light Company to make an emergency request with the South Florida Water Management District.

08/28/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Boxed Alternative To Bottled Water Hitting Store Shelves

Bottled water is receiving a bad rap due to environmental concerns. A company based in the Midwest is selling an alternative that claims to be more eco-friendly: water in a box.

08/07/2014

Gov. Rick Scott (Source: CBS4)

Gov. Scott Pledging Millions For Eco-Concerns If Re-Elected

Vote for for Gov. Rick Scott and save a tree. Caught in a tight campaign with former Gov. Charlie Crist, the current governor has pledged to spend millions more on environmental concerns if re-elected.

08/04/2014

A Bartram's hairstreak butterfly. (Photo source: National Park Service website)

Feds To Developer: Stop Planning Walmart In Rare Miami-Dade Forest

Federal officials warned a developer who plans on building a Walmart and other businesses on Miami-Dade land to stop planning construction of the mixed use development until a survey is done of the endangered wildlife on the property.

07/18/2014

DAVIE, FL - MARCH 28:  Florida Governor Rick Scott speaks to the media as he attends the ribbon cutting for the opening of a I-595 Express Project on March 28, 2014 in Davie, Florida. The Governor finds himself dogged by questions about recent resignations by one of his top fundraisers, Mike Fernandez, as well as Gonzalo Sanabria, a longtime Miami-Dade Expressway Authority board member, who is reported to have resigned Thursday from his post to protest the disparaging and disrespectful treatment of Mike Fernandez, the former co-finance chairman of Gov. Rick Scotts campaign."  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Governor Scott Says He’ll Meet Scientists On Climate Change

Scientists from several Florida universities sent a letter to the state’s governor, asking for his attention regarding climate change.

07/16/2014

(Source: National Park Service)

Python Eggs Hatching Across South Florida

The levees along the banks of Everglades canals is prime real estate for Burmese Pythons—and right now is the time when the population is growing.

07/15/2014

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