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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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Miami Beach Swapping Styrofoam Coolers

Instead of handing out violations, the City of Miami Beach is giving Styrofoam cooler-toting individuals a break by swapping them for a reusable, non-Styrofoam cooler.

07/04/2014

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Altamonte Springs Starts New Water Conservation Project

The city of Altamonte Springs is breaking ground on a project which helps preserve water for irrigation.

06/15/2014

Florida Money

Cabinet Considers Land Sales To Help Fund Florida Forever

State is getting closer to its Florida Forever fundraising goal for the upcoming budget year, though environmentalists say the amount is not enough.

06/12/2014

Air Potato vine. (Source: Ann Murray, University of Florida)

Student-Run Beetle-Rearing Lab Will Fight Air Potato Vine

The first-ever student-run beetle-rearing lab will be in operation in South Florida.

CBS Miami–05/23/2014

Michael Sabato, environmental specialist; Omar Garcia, environmental specialist, with Raider; Bryan Benson, environmental manager; Jodi Daugherty, U.S. Department of Agriculture; and Larry Bynum, environmental specialist, with Bear.  (Source: Florida Department of Agriculture)

Black Labs Graduate Giant African Snail Sniffing School

A couple of new defenses against the Giant African Land Snails that have taken over parts of Miami will be sniffing out the invasive creatures.

05/23/2014

The 7-pound endangered green sea turtle  named Pearl was released back into the wild on May 15, 2014. (Courtesy: Miami Seaquarium)

Long Distance Swimmer Helps Sea Turtle Return To The Ocean

A long distance swimmer helped to bid farewell to an endangered green sea turtle who was released back into Florida waters on Thursday, May 15.

05/15/2014

A neighborhood destroyed by Hurricane Sandy (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Report: More Extreme Weather To Come

You can blame extreme weather on climate change. That’s the finding of a new federal scientific report the White House released Tuesday.

05/06/2014

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