Animal activists are claiming a victory today after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration hit the Miami Seaquarium with a pretty hefty fine for letting trainers work with Lolita the orca without proper safety precautions. In 2010, SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau died while she was swim ... More >>
With the popularity of the documentary Blackfish, which focuses on captive orcas at SeaWorld, public debate over keeping the endangered species in captive has reignited. For years, activists have long tried to have Lolita, an orca held captive at the Miami Seaquarium, released. Today, federal offi ... More >>
The Florida brickell bush and the Carter's small-flowered flax are two flowering plants that grow nowhere else in the world except for Miami-Dade County. Yesterday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the plants deserve special protection under the Endangered Species Act and that the 2 ... More >>
Elias Garcia Garcia and Maria Angela Plancarte, both 53-year-old residents of La Feria, Texas, have plead guilty to selling jaguar skins throughout South Florida. Jaguars are of course protected by the Endangered Species Act, and the sale of their pelts is explicitly outlawed.
via ARFIf you see grown men dressed in elephant costumes on Biscayne Boulevard today, it's not conceptual art. Nor are they practicing for Burning Man or coming from a really good rave. Activists from the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida (ARFF) plan to dress as ringmasters, clowns, and tiger ... More >>
Here in South Florida, we've done a number to Mother Nature that few other regions in this fine country can match. via NASAThe area outlined in yellow is considered, in scientific lingo, "totally F'd up."In just over a century, we've dammed the Everglades, plopped whole cities down in the mi ... More >>
Public-radio lovefest, parks and mounted police, humans as panther bait
Guess what happens when an eccentric ecologist and a couple of feisty backwoods boys claim that a rare Florida panther is on the attack
Fish eggs, fish eggs roly-poly fish eggs; fish eggs, fish eggs, eat them up, yum
Should 2700 little birds be allowed to hold up the reclaiming of the Everglades?
When clueless tourist meets shameless skipper, it's a good bet there'll be blood on the docks
Big dead cats in the middle of the road -- lots of them
A weird government plan to help save an endangered species winds up threatening to defile the Everglades
Part CEO, part shaman, Seminole leader James Billie has his tribe charging toward economic independence.
Homestead Air Force Base is a crucial natural habitat for a rare plant. But don't worry, they'll develop around it.
It's sad when a manatee dies because of a careless boater. What took place on Watson Island went beyond sad.