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  • Florida reefs vulnerable to cold and hot water threats, researchers find

    Florida reefs vulnerable to cold and hot water threats, researchers find
    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...
  • Conservation groups want to protect eastern diamondback rattlesnake

    Conservation groups want to protect eastern diamondback rattlesnake
    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...
  • Panther near Everglades caught on video

    Panther near Everglades caught on video
    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...
  • Today's portrait; one woman's hope

    Today's portrait; one woman's hope
    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...
  • Sea turtle researchers target Lake Worth Lagoon

    Sea turtle researchers target Lake Worth Lagoon
    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...
  • Hunter sentenced for shooting Florida panther

    Hunter sentenced for shooting Florida panther
    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,...
  • Pompano Beach fishing captain cited for illegal possession of goliath grouper

    Pompano Beach fishing captain cited for illegal possession of goliath grouper
    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...
  • Florida flatters fishermen to encourage catch and release

    Florida flatters fishermen to encourage catch and release
    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...
  • Despite sea level rise warning, Florida making it easier to build along the coast

    Despite sea level rise warning, Florida making it easier to build along the coast
    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...
  • Proposal to protect Florida sharks moves forward

    Proposal to protect Florida sharks moves forward
    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...
  • Lake Okeechobee water levels could stay below normal, despite summer rains

    Lake Okeechobee water levels could stay below normal, despite summer rains
    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. South Florida...