| Aug 11, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Two South Florida butterflies won federal protection as endangered species Monday, with wildlife managers planning to scorch their former habitats with fire to clear the way for the return of the plants they eat.
The Bartram's scrub-hairstreak and...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 2:49 PM
Ten thousand acres of Everglades National Park will burn Tuesday, as the park attempts to destroy an infestation of plants from Asia and Africa that can kill native vegetation.
Unless bad weather forces a postponement, a helicopter will drop plastic...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 7:17 AM
An Everglades restoration progress report released Tuesday identifies signs of success as well as a long, expensive to-do list to save Florida's fading River of Grass.
Florida and the federal government are in the midst of a decades-long, multibillion-...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 2:40 AM
The shadowy cypress swamps and wide-open prairies of the western Everglades offer some of the most untamed country in South Florida.
But do they qualify for designation as wilderness, which carries the highest level of federal protection? The management...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 12:59 PM
Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet on Tuesday quickly approved a proposal to sell 6.4 acres of vacant land in Plantation as part of an effort to bolster state funding for future land conservation.
The sale of the land, owned by the state...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 12:51 PM
After driving more than 360 miles between Texas highways and laps around the Texas Motor Speedway, South Plantation High School Solar Knights' solar car racing team brought home third place in their division for the 2014 Solar Car Challenge.
| Sep 20, 2014
| 4:14 AM
When Winter Park brothers Drew and Alec Christy compete on “Survivor,” they say viewers will see them as they really are.
Drew, 25, is a model and says his “overdose of confidence” works for him. “In the game, I didn’...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 4:27 PM
South Florida sugar cane growers and other farmers once again met annual Everglades pollution reduction requirements, but environmental advocates say the state's standards aren't tough enough.
Growers in the vast Everglades Agricultural Area south of...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 2:30 PM
South Florida's peak cruise season is right around the corner and cruise lines are rolling out new food and beverage programs and dining and entertainment options to attract potential and repeat cruisers.
During the busy October-through-April period,...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 9:43 AM
To record the noise of bats in the Everglades, sound artist Gustavo Matamoros ventured out to the palmettos and pine trees of Long Pine Key at 3 a.m., an ultrasonic microphone in hand, and captured the sound of something he couldn't hear. The bats, who...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 11:46 AM
A high-priced reservoir proposed to boost Broward and Palm Beach County drinking water supplies may cost the public less, but not be as big as once planned, according to an updated plan.
Also, the water in the new reservoir could end up mingling with...