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  • Black bear to be removed from Florida endangered species list

    Black bear to be removed from Florida endangered species list
    The Florida black bear and 15 other species were approved for removal from the state endangered species list Wednesday, in a decision that supporters and opponents both say could open the door to bear hunting. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation...
  • Water managers trying to avoid taking more Everglades water to ease drought

    Water managers trying to avoid taking more Everglades water to ease drought
    Water managers so far don’t plan to dip deeper into the Everglades to help ease South Florida’s water supply woes during the lingering drought. One of the South Florida Water Management District’s last-resort measures during past...
  • Nile monitor sightings increase in Broward, Palm Beach

    Nile monitor sightings increase in Broward, Palm Beach
    Nile monitors, fearsome African lizards that can grow more than seven feet long, have turned up in growing numbers in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Nine have been seen around the C-51 canal along Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach, according to the...
  • Campfires banned to reduce wildfire risk

    Campfires banned to reduce wildfire risk
    Campfires were banned on public hunting lands Friday, as the state tried to reduce the threat of wildfires. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission imposed the ban on wildlife management areas and other lands under its control, including...
  • Deerfield Beach to install turtle-friendly lighting

    Deerfield Beach to install turtle-friendly lighting
    Deerfield Beach plans to spend $450,000 to make lighting on the beach less harmful for sea turtles. Artificial lights can disorient newly hatched sea turtles, drawing them inland where they become prey for birds or end up crushed in parking lots. The...
  • Find wildlife off the Florida tourist trail

    Find wildlife off the Florida tourist trail
    Back before the tourism tide started by Disney World, Central Florida was a vast land of varied native wildlife that could be found just minutes outside Orlando, sometimes even in Orlando. The good news is that you can still find a place not far away to...
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: Roseau, Dominica

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Roseau, Dominica
    Often called the "Nature Island," Dominica, a 29-mile by 16-mile independent nation, in the Windward Islands, is less frequented than others, like Barbados and St. Lucia, that also form part of that group of islands, but nonetheless, Dominica is a...
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: Puerto Limón, Costa Rica

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Puerto Limón, Costa Rica
    Often likened to a Noah's Ark due to its rich fauna, including 1,250 species of butterflies and multitudes of bird species, Costa Rica is sort of a poster child for eco-tourism. This tiny Central American country -- roughly the size of West Virginia --...
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: Costa Maya, Mexico

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Costa Maya, Mexico
    Located in the southern half of the 236-mile Caribbean coastline of the Yucatan Peninsula in Quintana Roo, Mexico, approximately 100 miles south of Playa del Carmen and near the border with Belize, Costa Maya suffered extensive damages from Hurricane...
  • Video: Trout Lake Nature Center Walk

    Video: Trout Lake Nature Center Walk
      Trout Lake Nature Center on the northern edge of Eustis is a 230-acre wildlife preserve dedicated to increasing environmental awareness and education in the Lake County community. The center has a 1,000-foot boardwalk extending into Trout Lake,...
  • Graphic Photo: Chimp Attack Victim Receives Face Transplant

    Graphic Photo: Chimp Attack Victim Receives Face Transplant
    BOSTON -- A Connecticut woman mauled by a chimpanzee in 2009 has received a full face transplant, the third surgery of its kind performed in the country, Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital said on Friday. Charla Nash, 57, was hurt after a friend's...