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  • River Monsters Season 5 will include visits to Chernobyl and Loch Ness

     
    “I realize there will come a point at which my searching must come to an end — once I've found every river monster and all the world's underwater mysteries are solved,” says biologist and extreme angler Jeremy Wade, host of Animal...
  • Canaveral Seashore Plein Air Paint Out set for October

     
    Outdoor enthusiasts and art lovers can come together for a good cause Oct. 21-27 at Canaveral National Seashore in New Smyrna Beach. The third annual “Canaveral Seashore Plein Air Paint Out,” hosted by the Friends of Canaveral, is a fund-...
  • Antonio Fins, executive director, Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation

    Antonio Fins, executive director, Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation
    Last week: Kudos to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for their unanimous vote on Thursday to ban an abusive fishing practice. In a 7-0 tally, the FWC prohibited the use of the infamous “Boca Grand jig,” a decidedly...
  • Maria Sachs, senator, Florida

    Maria Sachs, senator, Florida
    Last week: Crisis in Syria; crisis of affordable healthcare; budget crisis; education crisis. We go from crisis to crisis yet the real crisis is a lack of trust in our elected officials. Let’s stop the political name-calling and prioritize America&...
  • Bob Swindell, president, Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Economic Development Alliance

    Bob Swindell, president, Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Economic Development Alliance
    Last week: The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance reported continued job diversification in Broward, announcing that Citrix is adding 200 information technology jobs at its Fort Lauderdale location. In August alone, the Alliance working with our cities,...
  • Lake Okeechobee draining increases due to flood concerns

    Lake Okeechobee draining increases due to flood concerns
    To lessen Lake Okeechobee flooding threats, the Army Corps of Engineers plans to more than double the amount of lake water being dumped out to sea. Concerns about the safety of the lake’s 70-year-old dike prompted the Army Corps on Sept. 19 to...
  • Rick Scott will finish off what's left of Florida's environmental movement

    Rick Scott will finish off what's left of Florida's environmental movement
    If Rick Scott could create 1,000 jobs by barbecuing manatees, sea pigs would be roasting on a spit tomorrow. They apparently taste like elephant. Just how much outrage would that cause? I'm beginning to wonder. The green glory days are coming to an...
  • The cost of keeping manatees warm

     
    Who doesn't love manatees? Actually, I know a few boaters who don't. But most of Florida does, as evidenced by our willingness to spend nearly $5 million on heaters to turn part of the Indian River into a 60,000-square-foot hot tub and to run it at a cost...
  • Bark in the Bay in Palm Bay

     
    From the Brevard County Natural Resources Management Office: Bark in the Bay, a free event for dog owners and their pets, is planned from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at the Palm Bay Regional Park’s off-leash dog park, 1951 Malabar Road NW....
  • Sea-turtle rescuers during winter 2010 receive award

     
    A few of you may remember the harsh winter of 2010 in Florida. Through the bitterly cold temperatures, we blogged about an unprecedented rescue effort – in which people sought out to find thousands of sea turtles that had been stunned by the...
  • Volunteers can help restore oyster beds at Brevard workshop

     
    One notable environmental restoration project in this region is the rebuilding of oyster beds in Canaveral National Seashore and the Indian River Lagoon system. I wrote about the project a few years ago, which has worked well because at its core, it...