| Jun 8, 2011
| 12:22 PM
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...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 2:08 PM
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...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 9:45 AM
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...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 9:50 AM
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...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 10:20 AM
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.
| May 24, 2011
| 12:23 PM
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...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 8:50 AM
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...
| Feb 3, 2011
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 --...
| Mar 3, 2011
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...
| May 15, 2012
| 1:29 PM
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,...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 4:28 PM
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...