Python captured in Shark Valley on July 9th. (Courtesy: USGS)

Exclusive: Huge Python Captured At Shark Valley In Everglades National Park

A giant python captured at Shark Valley in Everglades National Park may be the second largest python ever caught in the State of Florida.

CBS Miami–07/28/2015

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New Hunt For Oil In Florida Raises Environmental Concerns

Renewed hunts for oil in sensitive Florida ecosystems have environmental groups raising questions about the state’s regulation of the oil and gas industry.


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Request For Exploratory Oil Well West Of Miramar Sparks Debate

A Miami real estate company which owns 20,000 acres in the Everglades has filed an application with the state to build an exploratory well in southern Broward. But the move has sparked a fight with environmentalists.


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Amendment 1 Supporters ‘Exploring Every Option’

Backers of a ballot initiative known as Amendment 1 contend lawmakers “ignored” the desires of voters by using a boost in environmental funding to cover the costs of daily state operations while setting aside too little for land buying.


Members of the Florida House bow their heads in pr

Florida Legislators Reach Deal On Conservation Money

Environmental groups got a small win after Florida legislators reached a deal to set aside money to buy land for environmental projects – though it’s less than what the groups wanted.


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Differences Persist In Second Day Of Budget Negotiations

A second day of negotiations between House and Senate lawmakers over a spending plan for the budget year that begins July 1 seemed to highlight longstanding divisions between the two chambers even as legislators tried to come to agreement.


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Environmentalists Optimistic Over Everglades Reservoir Money

Environmentalists will be pushing to get money from Florida lawmakers for a reservoir in the Everglades this upcoming special legislative session and they’re optimistic about getting it.


One of several fires burning in Big Cypress National Preserve. (Source: Cory Dutton, NPS)

South Florida’s Smoky, Hazy Skies Caused By Big Cypress Brush Fires

Smoke from several large fires burning in the Everglades is causing hazy conditions in South Florida.

CBS Miami–05/22/2015

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U.S. Sugar Spends Heavily On Lobbyists

Compensation reports filed this month show U.S. Sugar Corp. spent a large sum of money on 13 lobbying firms for legislative work in the first three month of the year.


Musician Jimmy Buffett speaks during "You Want Another Revolution" at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on October 8, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)

Jimmy Buffett University Of Miami Commencement Speaker

The University of Miami students will be treated to a big-name speaker at their commencement ceremony – singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffet.