| Aug 10, 2011
| 2:06 PM
Extreme low water temperatures can have damaging effects on Florida’s fragile coral reefs similar to high temperatures feared from climate change, according to a new paper from University of Georgia scientists.
The study came in reaction to an...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 6:32 AM
The eastern diamondback rattlesnake, one of the world's least popular forms of wildlife, was proposed Monday for protection under the Endangered Species Act.
A group of conservation organizations filed a petition Monday with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 2:38 PM
A rare Florida panther sighting was captured this week by a video camera mounted on a South Florida flood control structure at the edge of the Everglades.
Panthers once could be found throughout the southeastern United States, but man-made threats such...
| Mar 28, 2011
In March 2010, I went to visit my son in Arizona. While there, I saw a television commercial about the plight of female veterans who are homeless. I was so surprised at what I saw on television about female veterans being homeless that I felt compelled to...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 3:56 PM
Sea turtle researchers on Monday start targeting the Lake Worth Lagoon in Palm Beach County to study the health of the endangered species that frequents South Florida’s shores.
Biologists hired by the county will be using nets to temporarily...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 8:02 AM
A Georgia hunter was fined $2,000 and sentenced to two years probation Wednesday for killing a Florida panther that had strayed hundreds of miles from its South Florida birthplace.
David Adams, 60, was hunting deer in Troup County, Ga., on Nov. 16,...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 9:00 AM
A Pompano Beach fishing captain was caught in possession of a goliath grouper, a federally protected species.
Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission received a call June 12 about a man named Craig Gordon filleting a goliath...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 7:27 AM
Awarding sport fishermen titles such as "Elite Angler" is one way state wildlife officials hope to convince them to release their catch instead of keeping big freshwater fish as trophies.
Florida’s “Big Catch” program rewards freshwater...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 3:13 PM
On the same day that South Florida got a big warning about rising sea levels, Palm Beach County commissioners approved a state-required measure making it easier to build along the coast.
The National Resources Defense Council on Tuesday released a report...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 7:30 AM
A ban on killing tiger sharks and three species of hammerhead will go for approval to the state wildlife commission next month.
Concerned about dwindling shark populations, the staff of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has held a...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 2:25 PM
Even with the return of steady summer rains, Lake Okeechobee faces a 75 percent chance of remaining at water shortage levels when the rainy season ends, according to new projections from the South Florida Water Management District.