| Mar 8, 2010
| 7:53 PM
I've been watching them whittle down the Econlockhatchee River for 25 years now.
Here a house, there a house, everywhere a house-house.
The view from Google Earth shows how depressingly skin-deep this wilderness has become.
| Mar 13, 2010
| 7:33 PM
Travis Vining knelt in his Windermere living room early one November morning in 2004. As he did every day, Travis tried to quiet his mind to meditate.
On this morning, his thoughts were anything but peaceful.
Suddenly, nausea gripped Travis, then 44, as...
| May 10, 2010
| 7:05 PM
Orange mayoral candidate Bill Segal once dismissed stronger ethics laws as the trivial pursuit of the "chattering class.''
Imagine the chattering Sunday after the Orlando Sentinel reported on Segal's failure to disclose his business relationship with...
| Oct 25, 2010
| 4:16 PM
Maintaining a wilderness area in the heart of a metropolis is like maintaining a hair pouf in a tornado.
And that makes preserving the Wekiva River a very iffy proposition.
Already it has become a faux wilderness defined by wire fences and fire roads, a...
| Dec 25, 2010
| 7:39 PM
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...
| Jan 26, 2011
| 6:16 PM
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....
| Nov 12, 2007
Some people think a proposed marina in DeBary means more dead manatees and polluted waters in a pristine section of the St. Johns River.
But the DeBary marina builder says it will be an environmentally friendly business that won't harm the area a bit....
| May 27, 2008
Meandering through Central Florida, the St. Johns River is a top-notch fishery and a scenic getaway for any angler.
There are many lakes along the river loaded with fish, attracting all types to try their luck. The hardcore bass anglers tap Lake Monroe...
| Dec 22, 2007
This is not the hike to wear that goofy camouflage hat with the Christmas-style reindeer antlers. At least not this time of year.
And if the sound of distant gunfire makes you nervous, wear one of those orange reflector vests -- or just delay this hike...
| Jul 23, 2009
If you have an hour or two, you have enough time to hit the trails and woods of Central Florida on foot or by bike -- while rarely straying far from civilization.
Or you can spend all day pedaling: With only minor gaps, the trails now link Orlando...
| Mar 20, 2009
Bill and Mary Sue Weinaug hope their legacy will be the rack full of green canoes, the bustling riverside bar, and the rows of wooden Adirondack chairs on 6 acres bordering the Wekiva River in Seminole County.
The Weinaugs are the new owners of the...