| 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.
| Mar 9, 2011
| 4:04 PM
The Bolsa Chica Land Trust and California Department of Fish and Game are finally holding a public meeting where they will present their plan for the Bolsa Chica mesa.
The meeting is at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Huntington Beach Central Library. As we're...
| Mar 13, 2011
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| Mar 12, 2011
| 5:28 PM
When picturing Orange County, one might think of beautiful beaches or luxury shopping, but few would picture limestone cliffs that are 30 million to 40 million years old.
On Friday, OC Parks and the Irvine Ranch Conservancy unveiled a viewing deck in...
| Mar 14, 2011
-- A smashed white pickup wedged beneath another vehicle was marked "Day 13, 3:15 p.m." in Japanese characters.
The numbers indicated the day of the month and time two bodies had been found inside the truck. A team of eight soldiers struggled to remove...