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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...
  • Florida highways gain federal scenic status

    Florida highways gain federal scenic status
    One of the most pleasing drives in Florida for Jim Thorsen is a nearly 60-mile stretch of State Road 40 between Ormond Beach and Silver Springs. The mostly two-lane road winds through the heart of the Ocala National Forest and offers motorists a view...
  • FPL customers pay to keep manatees cozy — and alive

    FPL customers pay to keep manatees cozy — and alive
    COCOA — The biggest gathering of Florida manatees ever observed survived a deadly cold snap last winter by huddling in warm water discharged from a power plant on the Indian River Lagoon in Brevard County. The 1960s-era Florida Power & Light Co....
  • Camping in the wilds of Florida

    Camping in the wilds of Florida
    If you're looking to really get away from it all, here are a few spots in the Florida wilderness. Inexperienced campers should find someone who has been there to accompany them. This type of camping isn't for solo beginners. Everglades National Park/...
  • 10 must-see places to visit in Florida

    10 must-see places to visit in Florida
    The state you're in is pretty amazing. People by the millions come every year from around the world to Florida for a slice of sunshine and a theme park thrill. There are lots of sights and activities that deserve your attention, too. Imagine all the...
  • Florida Scenic Highways

    Florida Scenic Highways
    Florida's Scenic Highway program was started in the mid-1990s through the state Department of Transportation to recognize roadways that show Florida's history, culture and resources. Since then, 24 roadways have been designated as either scenic or...
  • 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...
  • Death of shuttle is killing Titusville

    Death of shuttle is killing Titusville
    TITUSVILLE — This city never wanted the space program. Fifty years later, Titusville is getting its wish. The shuttle is ending, Constellation is canceled, the city is dying, and there is no Buck Rogers from Washington coming to the rescue. "I...
  • Gulf oil spill: National parks, fish & wildlife directors head to gulf

     
    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Sunday dispatched the head of the National Park Service, Jon Jarvis, to Mobile, Ala., and the acting head of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Rowan Gould, to Houma, La., to help with recovery efforts......
  • Eco-Tourism opportunities abound in St. Lucie County

     
    In this Sunday's Orlando Sentinel, you can read my first-hand experience on an Eco-Tour of the Everglades. The tour that I took, Southwest Florida EcoTours out of Naples, is only one of many, many opportunities to incorporate nature in your vacation...
  • 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...