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  • 'We could've done better,' wildlife officer says after 2 bears wrongly killed

    'We could've done better,' wildlife officer says after 2 bears wrongly killed
    In the aftermath of the most serious bear attack in Florida history, a top state wildlife officer admitted Wednesday that "we could've done better." That assessment from Thomas Eason of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission came amid...
  • 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...
  • Hunting bears wouldn't do much good — it's a people problem

    Hunting bears wouldn't do much good — it's a people problem
    Raised in the woods so's he knew ev'ry tree Kilt him a b'ar when he was only three Davy, Davy Crockett King of the Wild Frontier Grab your musket, because the time might be near when we have to go kill us some bears in Central Florida's wild frontier....
  • 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...
  • Florida rivers' low profile puts them at risk

    Florida rivers' low profile puts them at risk
    For an imaginary moment, swim with Hueland Todd Brown as he descends into a deep, caramel-colored river, feeling his way with his hands and hoping nothing bites. Brown lives by the Choctawhatchee, a wild river that coils through remote forests in the...
  • Wekiva Island still laid-back spot

    Wekiva Island still laid-back spot
    No man is an island — and, obviously, the same applies to riverside watering holes. It had been two years since I had ventured out to Wekiva Island, the utterly laid-back local bar tucked along the Wekiva River in Longwood. At that time, the...
  • Stealth camera captures backyard deer

    Stealth camera captures backyard deer
    From bald eagles to manatees and just about everything in between, I have a fascination with allĀ  kinds of wildlife. My home in Seminole County borders the Wekiva River Basin and in the recent years I’ve captured images of a female black bear and...
  • Wildlife along the Wekiva River

    Wildlife along the Wekiva River
  • 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....