Invasive pythons have been getting all the credit, but there's another invasive species wrecking havoc in the Everglades that could end up causing more damage. It's the red bay ambrosia beetle, a particularly small species native to Asia that first came to the U.S. in 2002, likely through the impo ... More >>
The 2006 image of the aftermath of an Everglades showdown between an invasive Burmese python and a native alligator has become oddly iconic in all its gruesome glory. Neither animal survived the encounter. Well, authorities out in the Everglades recently discovered a rematch, and let's just say tha ... More >>
via Everglades National Park The interior view of Buttonwood CafeButtonwood Café is a restaurant located in the Flamingo District of Everglades National Park about an hour south of Miami. It s a mere 38 miles south of the Homestead main entrance to the park. Serving lunch and dinner, the ea ... More >>
Saving the Glades could mean screwing these guys.
Nestor Arenas doesn’t aim to please. The baby-faced, bespectacled 43-year-old Miami photographer likes to show us what we’d rather not see. Like, say, a once-adorable black cat smashed on the side of the road. Or a raccoon’s guts spilling onto the asphalt. In his latest work, which is on dis ... More >>
The story broke just a few minutes ago: Turkey Point closed its number four reactor -- a nuclear unit. If you've been in town for more than a few months, you know that FPL was recently nailed for allowing guards to sleep on the job at Turkey Point -- and that the two nukes briefly switched off afte ... More >>
Great post on local fruit, but my question is, and it's one I've been asking for a while, how do locals get a hold of local fruit? I've heard in other cities they have these things called farmers markets where local farmers gather in an urban setting and sell their own fruits and vegetables. Hmmmm, ... More >>
Mysterious matter threatens one of the world's most important ecosystems
Guess what happens when an eccentric ecologist and a couple of feisty backwoods boys claim that a rare Florida panther is on the attack
Artist captures struggle for survival
Robert Is Here
This is Miami's musical moment!
Everglades National Park's sub-surface tsuris
The cover story is conservation, but the Bush boys have their hands in the taxpayers' pockets again
Just because you can shake it doesn't mean you're a dancer.
Should 2700 little birds be allowed to hold up the reclaiming of the Everglades?
Opposition to developing an airport in Homestead continues to grow
Everglades veteran Jesse Kennon loves to spend his days amid the saw grass and gators. But thanks to the government, he now qualifies as an endangered species.
Officials insist the Lake Belt created by limestone mining in Northwest Miami-Dade will be an eco-panacea. Critics say that's all wet.
A new crackdown on Biscayne Bay's sponge poachers has netted an entire Cuban subculture
Relentless winds. Crashing waves. A canoe about to sink. How a Gulf Coast vacation turned into a nightmare.
Planners hope the Natural System Model can help restore the Everglades. But will it survive politics?
Members of the Collier family want to explore for oil in the nature preserve they helped create
For the Cuban cowboys of west Miami-Dade, restoring the Everglades means destroying their way of life
A weird government plan to help save an endangered species winds up threatening to defile the Everglades
Airboaters say they are friends of the Everglades. Park rangers and environmentalists beg to differ.
Move over, Sasquatch. Beat it, Bigfoot. It's time you met South Florida's own: The great Skunk Ape.
Way back in 1998 the citizens of Dade County rose up and declared themselves an independent republic. Then the hangover hit.
The race to develop Homestead Air Force Base could soon hit a major snag. It's called Mother Nature.
Tracking South Florida's endangered crocodiles is a business best left to experts and maniacs
With nothing to show after four years but bitterness and bickering, the plan to turn Homestead Air Force Base into a commercial airport has gone from national model to national embarrassment
For photographer Joel McEachern, the chill of a winter dawn is prime time for traipsing through the saw grass in pursuit of The Everglades' Sweet Light
Long a staple of the Everglades tourist's itinerary, the airboat tour takes a direct hit from the feds
That roaring inferno you see was started intentionally, and if it can be kept under control, it'll do more good than harm
For more than a decade, Otis Wallace has called the shots in tiny Florida City. That seems to be just fine with the locals.
When authorities pledged to reflood the Everglades, they tried to accommodate residents of the 8 1/2 Square Mile Area in Southwest Dade. They're still trying.
A century of messing with Mother Nature has robbed the Everglades of too much water. Now we don't even have enough for ourselves.
Live alligators. Dead snakes. Howling owls. About the only thing the Everglades doesn't have is a bright future.