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Oil Rigs (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

State Recommends SW Florida Oil Drilling Approval

A permit given to a Texas company to drill an exploratory oil well in southwest Florida will not be rescinded.

04/17/2014

Biscayne National Park

Elliot Key To Reopen After 18-Month Closure

In October 2012, high tides from Hurricane Sandy heavily damaged the docks Elliot Key, separating them from the seawall.
At the time, National Park Service decided to close the island to visitors and do some serious repairs.

04/15/2014

Everglades National Park (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Prescribed Burn Scheduled For Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park will conduct a prescribed burn on Monday morning.

04/06/2014

One Year Anniversary Of BP Oil Spill Approaches

Fla. Sues BP Over Oil Spill Environmental Damage

Florida is taking part in a multi-state a lawsuit against oil company BP, trying to hold them accountable for the damage to the state’s natural resources caused by the 2010 oil spill.

03/06/2014

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New Tricks To Help You Trim Down

Looking for a way to trim down as you head into the heart of the holiday season? The answer could be as easy as out of sight out of mind and out of mouth.

12/09/2013

Only survivng lion cub born at Zoo Miami on 8/24/13 is sent to Maryland Zoo to be raised with their two lion cubs. She was one of three born in Miami. (Source: Zoo Miami)

Zoo Miami’s Surviving Lion Cub Sent To Maryland

In September, a litter of three lion cubs were born at Zoo Miami. Monday, only one remained alive and officials announced that the surviving female cub had been sent to Baltimore.

CBS4–12/09/2013

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park  (Source: http://www.floridastateparks.org/capeflorida/default.cfm)

State Parks Bring In $1.2 Billion In Last Year

While national parks have gone through more than a week of closures this year, Florida state parks are doing just fine in the last fiscal year.

CBS Miami–11/15/2013

Florida Black Bear.  (Source: http://myfwc.com/education/educators/black-bear-education/)

Fall Means More Bears Showing Up

As the seasons change, more sightings of Florida’s largest mammal will likely be reported.

10/04/2013

Lake Okeechobee

Corps To Continue Lake Okeechobee Water Releases

Heavy rains have soaked South Florida at an above-average rate for the past couple months and Lake Okeechobee, a usually shallow lake, has swelled to almost 16-feet.

08/08/2013

Ron Bergeron stands in chest-high water in the flooded Everglades (Source: CBS4)

Record Rainfall Could Threaten Everglades Wildlife

The Everglades, one of the world’s most unique and complex ecosystems, has had its fair share of droughts over the years. But after this year’s early-season record rainfall, there is a surplus of water that officials say could potentially drown wildlife.

07/31/2013

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