| Jan 10, 2014
| 12:52 PM
The land based on the film "Avatar" at Disney's Animal Kingdom will be big and blue, if scenes from this week's groundbreaking are any indication.
Disney World released images and video of Disney executives and Imagineers with blue, bigger-than-life...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:40 AM
A prominent marine biologist who was fined $12,500 for feeding killer whales in an effort to lure them closer to her video cameras says the yearslong case was the "worst nightmare I could ever imagine."
In addition to the fine, Nancy Black -- whose work...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 7:57 AM
The latest Google Doodle honors American zoologist Dian Fossey.
Fossey is known for her work and research with mountain gorillas in Africa. She died in 1985. Today would have been her 82nd birthday.
Fossey, a San Francisco native, started out as an...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 2:56 PM
Walt Disney World's Wilderness Lodge has rejoined AAA's prestigious four-diamond list, one of only seven Florida properties to be added to the list this year.
The hotel, inspired by turn-of-the-century national park lodges, is known for its log-cabin...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 10:58 AM
The dolphin calf officially known as S13 is sometimes called Thor or Maximus by Brookfield Zoo staffers who've been taking care of him round-the-clock since his birth.
On Tuesday, the young aquatic mammal with the several names zipped around the...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 4:50 PM
The sardine fishing boat Eileen motored slowly through moonlit waters from San Pedro to Santa Catalina Island, its weary-eyed captain growing more desperate as the night wore on. After 12 hours and $1,000 worth of fuel, Corbin Hanson and his crew returned...
| Jan 9, 2014
Whizzing drills and pounding hammers have mostly replaced yelping sea lions these days at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center.
Staff and volunteers who help rehabilitate sick and injured pinnipeds were caring for only three sea lions the first week of...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 3:37 PM
Laguna Beach had its share of tragedies and challenges in 2013, from the death of police officer Jon Coutchie in September to Mayor Kelly Boyd announcing in February that he has cancer.
Two men driving to work were killed when another car hit them head-...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 6:25 AM
Check out festivals and events in January across the state.
This list is organized by region.
Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County)
Nov. 29, 2013 - Jan. 5 2014: Carillon...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:42 PM
Max Ataka loves insects. All kinds, from the beetles on his T-shirt to the Anise swallowtail butterfly perched on the back of his hand. The 12-year-old loves the colors, the weird behaviors, the fact that he can actually handle them.
"When I was a baby,...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:22 PM
In advance of National Hunting and Fishing Day on September 28th, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to expand fishing and hunting opportunities throughout the National Wildlife...