Environment

Cuban Brown Snail. (Source:  Lyle J. Buss, UF/IFAS

Invasive Worm Threatens Dade Snail Population

For the first time, a bizarre, alien-like worm has popped up in the United States specifically South Florida.

06/24/2015

Green Wedding (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

How To Make Your Wedding More Eco-Friendly

June is peak time for weddings. Invitations, flowers and food are among the things that drive up the cost. But they also can increase a celebration’s toll on the environment, and for many couples, that’s a big concern.

06/18/2015

Pharrell Williams (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Pharrell Williams Advocates For Greener Jobs, Climate Change Action

Pharrell Williams’ push for measures that prevent climate change is picking up more momentum as he asks leaders to create greener jobs and save the planet in a recent video.

06/11/2015

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 14:  Florida Governor Rick Scott as he introduces Carlos Lopez-Cantera as his new lieutenant governor on January 14, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Scott took 10-months to replace Jennifer Carroll, who resigned last March. Lopez-Cantera will be the states first Hispanic lieutenant governor.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott, Georgia Governor Meet To Discuss Water Dispute

Florida Governor Rick Scott and Georgia Governor Nathan Deal met to discuss a longstanding water dispute that has been taken all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

06/09/2015

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

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