Environment

Fort Lauderdale Beach (Source: fortlauderdale.gov)

Divers To Remove Thousands Of Tires From Ocean Floor Off Florida

Divers are set to remove thousands of tires from the ocean floor in Fort Lauderale.

05/18/2015

A butterfly is seen near the space shuttle Discovery at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Source: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: So. Florida Butterflies Unintended Victims Of Mosquito Control

Spraying insecticides may help control pesky mosquitoes, but South Florida’s butterflies may have become an unintended victim, according to a five-year study.

05/13/2015

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Drones & Dogs Deployed To Save Florida’s Avocado Supply

It’s Cinco de Mayo, South Florida, meaning many take pleasure in eating some guacamole. But here in Florida there is a disease that is threatening the state’s $64 million avocado industry–and researchers are using heat-sensing drones and dogs to try to save the crop.

05/05/2015

In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, “Miley,” a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle, is carried to be released off the Florida Keys at Islamorada, Fla., Saturday, May 2, 2015. The reptile was named after rescuers who found her floating in early March 2015 noticed the turtle's rear end was gyrating and named her after Miley Cyrus, whose expressive dance moves were dubbed "twerking” by the pop singer. The 120-pound turtle was treated at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital for an intestinal impaction.  (Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

Rehabilitated Sea Turtle Named After Pop Singer Released Off Florida Keys

A rehabilitated sea turtle named after pop singer Miley Cyrus was released off the Florida Keys Saturday.

05/02/2015

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden  (Source: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Vice President Biden Talks Everglades With Florida Officials

Vice President Joe Biden is set to meet with Florida officials Thursday to talk about efforts to protect the Everglades.

04/30/2015

President Barack Obama speaks at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center during a visit to the Everglades National Park on April 22, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. The President visited the park on Earth Day where he spoke about the threat that climate change poses to our economy and to the world. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Obama Uses Everglades As Backdrop To Warn Of Damage From Climate Neglect

President Barack Obama, on Earth Day, put the national spotlight on the country’s largest subtropical wilderness—the Everglades.

04/22/2015

(Courtesy: Robert Hill, South Florida Water Management)

Study Suggests Pythons Throwing Off Everglades Food Chain

A new study suggests the invasive Burmese Python is throwing off the balance of the food chain at Everglade’s National Park.

03/20/2015

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

Group Puts Pressure On UM Over Sale Of Rare Dade Forest

A growing group of protesters were outside the University of Miami (UM) Friday holding signs in hopes, what they say is a priceless piece of land, is preserved for future generations.

02/27/2015

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Panther Dies After Being Hit By Car In Florida

Authorities said a Florida Panther was killed by a vehicle in southwest Florida, making it the eighth panther death this year.

02/25/2015

Florida water table levels were impacted by the Japanese earthquake-tsunami, here water levels can be seen in a file photo of Lake Okeechobee during the 2007 drought.  (Source: Getty Images)

Lawmakers Wade Into Amendment 1 Policy, Funding

With the start of Florida’s legislative session looming, one of the first issues to be taken up will be new rules on the state’s waters.

02/24/2015

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