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  • Florida rivers getting sicker, Sentinel investigation finds

    Florida rivers getting sicker, Sentinel investigation finds
    Florida's rivers are in trouble. That's what the Orlando Sentinel found after a yearlong evaluation of some of the state's biggest and smallest, most urban and remote, cleanest and dirtiest, protected and abused rivers. Of the 22 rivers studied,...
  • To fix Gulf's woes, think years and billions of dollars

    To fix Gulf's woes, think years and billions of dollars
    John Hankinson Jr., a veteran of many of Florida's biggest environmental battles, is now the federal government's point man for one of the nation's most pressing challenges: cleaning up the Gulf of Mexico in the aftermath of the largest offshore oil spill...
  • Wildlife along the Wekiva River

    Wildlife along the Wekiva River
  • Bloodhound goes fishing

    Bloodhound goes fishing
    Daisy is an 11-month-old bloodhound who is smart, fit  and fun-loving. The American Kennel Club describes the bloodhound as a "unique looking dog in a baggy suit" but the 75-pound Daisy hasn’t quite grown into her baggy suit yet.   Daisy recently...
  • Bear cubs out for a walk with mom

    Bear cubs out for a walk with mom
    Just after dusk this week, a Florida black bear emerged from a wooded area with two cubs following close behind on a evening stroll. These two adorable bear cubs were very inquisitive about checking out their new surroundings. They attempted to climb a...
  • Black bear visits Longwood neighborhood

     
    This black bear was seen wandering through the backyard of a Longwood home near the Wekiva River just before dark on Tuesday night. He appeared to be a health young bear, but a bit skittish which is what you want from a bear. It's best if they aren't...
  • Bicycling magazine’s top fall-foliage bike rides

     
    Bicycling magazine has put together its favorite fall-leaves bike rides, with a photo gallery and links to nearby rides for road bikes and mountain bikes and a “Ride Finder” to find foliage rides near you. Of course, in Central Florida, you...
  • Septic-tank inspection repealer passes first committee

     
    TALLAHASSEE – A bill that would repeal a requirement — suspended by legislators last November — requiring spetic-tank inspections in Florida passed its first committee test Tuesday. HB 13 repeals language in SB 550, passed during the...
  • Latest salvo from No on 4 group

     
    The group that defeated Amendment 4, now known as FreeMarketFlorida.org released its latest video this morning targeting federal environmental standards for water quality in Florida. Ryan Houck, the group's leader and only paid staffer, compares the rules...
  • Repeal of septic-tank inspections moves to House calendar

     
    The House bill that would overturn last year's requirement that every septic tank in the state be inspected once every five years cleared another committee Thursday, putting it on track to go to the House floor as early as next week. HB 13, by Rep....
  • Celebrate Florida’s black bears

     
    From the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission: The 12th Florida Black Bear Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at Cadwell Park in Umatilla, south of the Ocala National Forest. The free family-oriented festival...