When news broke last month that the University of Miami had sold an 88-acre plot of endangered pine rockland forest to a Palm Beach developer that planned to build a Walmart, environmentalists and activists were outraged. The rare forest is the only habitat of several species, most famously the Bart ... More >>
The most important constituents to Florida Republicans are old people and gun nuts, but what happens when these two groups come in conflict? The Colbert Report dug deep last night on residents of Big Pine Key, hardworking people who just want to enjoy a bit of peace and tranquility without the fear ... More >>
The Florida Keys, haunted dots of green floating in the Atlantic, have long attracted despondent souls plotting violent escapes from reality. In 2011, a prominent and sadistic Wisconsin surgeon named Glen Tucker shot to death his wife, Joan, before turning the gun on himself. His death, as we repo ... More >>
Two sisters from Miami-Dade were arrested at the same time for DUIs in the Keys on Saturday night. The catch: there was only one car involved.
Deer, what are you doing with that Doritos bag on your head? You're a deer. You're not supposed to eat Doritos. Silly deer, get it together. Slightly humorous situation aside, this is why, after you've polished off an entire bag of greasy corn chips, you should take the extra 30 seconds to make sur ... More >>
Monroe County Deputy Jaime Miranda pulled into a Winn-Dixie parking lot Saturday night and left with a whole lot of beef -- the kind of beef that will get you a crap load of time in the joint that is. Miranda is accused of buying drugs from an informant, all while in uniform in his police car like D ... More >>
In Miami-Dade, we have drive-by shooting. In the Florida Keys, things are a little different. They have drive-by, blow-gun shootings.The victim in the incident was with his wife in a parking lot of a Circle K on Wednesday around 11 p.m. All the sudden he felt a sharp pang in his right side. He'd ... More >>
Whipped cream is usually meant for fun, but our frothy little ice cream topping friend has a very dark side. The nitrous oxide is a well known source of a cheap, temporary high, and a couple driving through the Florida Keys with two kids in the backseat were arrested after doing a few "whipp ... More >>
As you can see above, a pretty solid freak-out hit Duval Street yesterday when upwards of 50 tar balls turned up in the ocean and on beaches around Key West. But not to worry! Turns out these floating blobs of disgusting petroleum didn't come from the massive BP gusher in the Gulf. Which is, we gu ... More >>
Who's killing the endangered key deer? The bloody mess has caused a scandal in paradise.
Florida is starved for electricity. Some eco-renegades are growing their own.
Mysterious matter threatens one of the world's most important ecosystems
It costs a pittance and takes you to Margaritaville
An eight-year-old's severed arm and a broker's chewed-off leg aren't enough to convince Florida to ban interactive diving
The queen conch, long a culinary favorite and a symbol of life in the Keys, is disappearing from local waters
Like a lot of people, Manny Puig has a hobby. Unlike a lot of people, his hobby involves riding alligators and sharks.
Tracking South Florida's endangered crocodiles is a business best left to experts and maniacs
Homestead Air Force Base is a crucial natural habitat for a rare plant. But don't worry, they'll develop around it.
The Conch Coalition and Taras Lyssenko claimed environmentalists were out to destroy the culture and economy of the Keys. Voters listened.
In a popular Keys diving spot, marine researchers find two species of algae that tend to favor polluted waters
A year after a UM research vessel ran aground on a protected reef, a persistent odor lingers
Scientist Brian LaPointe wants to tame the sugar barons, corner the cat food market, and solve the sewage problems of the Florida Keys