| Jun 1, 2011
| 9:31 AM
Everglade snail kites abandoned their young to die at six nests on Lake Okeechobee over the past week, as the pumping of water from the lake for farms and cities dried up the birds' foraging areas.
The birds build nests in vegetation over the water to...
| May 26, 2011
| 3:35 PM
Pumps will be added to keep drought-strained Lake Okeechobee’s water flowing south, despite environmental objections about draining wildlife habitat.
While that will help irrigate sugar cane fields and potentially boost community water supplies,...
| May 25, 2011
| 2:52 PM
A large power plant proposed for Florida panther habitat south of Lake Okeechobee passed an important hurdle Tuesday when the Hendry County Commission voted unanimously to rezone 3,127 acres of ranch land for the project.
Eddie Garcia, a Palm Beach...
| 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...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 1:49 PM
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| 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...