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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

WEST PALM BEACH, FL - JULY 11:  Jennifer Ketterlin Eckles, Florida Fisheries and Wildlife Biological Scientist, sets a trap for a Nile monitor lizard along a canal on July 11, 2011 in West Palm Beach, Florida.  Sightings of monitor lizards in Broward and Palm Beach counties have increased this summer, prompting biologists with the Exotic Species Coordination Section of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and others to begin surveying and trapping efforts. Nile monitors are large, predatory lizards native to Africa. This species nests around water, and the FWC is concerned about potential predation in bird rookeries.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida Increases Patrols For Exotic Nile Monitor Lizards

Florida wildlife officials are upping their control of another exotic reptile that is wreaking havoc on wildlife in the area.

04/11/2015

(Source: Tim Donovan/FWC)

Gov. Scott Declares March 21, Save The Florida Panther Day

Florida Governor Rick Scott declared March 21st as “Save the Florida Panther Day.”

03/21/2015

(Source: Tim Donovan/FWC)

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

A 2-year-old Florida panther is released into the wild by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on April 3, 2013 in West Palm Beach, Florida.  The panther and its sister had been raised at the White Oak Conservation Center since they were 5 months old. The FWC rescued the two panthers as kittens in September 2011 in northern Collier County after their mother was found dead. The panther is healthy and has grown to a size that should prepare him for life in the wild.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Second Panther Killed In Florida

A second Florida Panther was killed by a vehicle in southwest Florida so far this year.

01/21/2015

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Foes Of Conservation Amendment Wary But Prepared

Florida voters may pass a constitutional amendment that would set aside billions of dollars for land conservation and other environmental projects in the state.

09/11/2014

(Source: AP)

Florida Sees Record Number Of Prescribed Burns

State officials say they’ve overseen a record number of prescribed burns over the past year.

08/24/2014

Miami, UNITED STATES: Part of the power grid of Florida Power and Light at a distribution center 08 November 2006, in Miami, Florida. Florida Power and Light Company's power line grid delivers electricity to approximately 8 million people in Florida. AFP PHOTO/Robert SULLIVAN (Photo credit: ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/Getty Images)

FPL Customers Can Pitch In For Solar Projects

Florida Power & Light customers can now contribute money to help the company pay for solar-energy projects, thanks to an approved program.

08/12/2014

Miami, UNITED STATES: Part of the power grid of Florida Power and Light at a distribution center 08 November 2006, in Miami, Florida. Florida Power and Light Company's power line grid delivers electricity to approximately 8 million people in Florida. AFP PHOTO/Robert SULLIVAN (Photo credit: ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/Getty Images)

FPL Customers Could Pitch In Money For Solar

Florida Power and Light customers may soon be able to contribute money to help the company pay for solar-energy projects.

08/05/2014

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Monitors Set Up In Indian River Lagoon Amid Health Concerns

With concerns over the health of the Indian River Lagoon, five new water quality monitoring devices were installed Friday.

06/07/2014

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