Two local residents are recovering after a crocodile bit them early Sunday morning in Coral Gables. And now they're famous: "This is the first time that we've ever had a crocodile bite a human being in the United States," Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) spokesman Jorge Pino ... More >>
The site had been lost to researchers for nearly a century. Tony Pernas had been looking for a decade. His team had logged nearly 100 search hours just this year. But last Monday, deep in the Everglades, miles from any sign of people, Pernas and two other amateur historians found it: the exact loc ... More >>
Today, the United States Government shut down after Congress failed to reach an agreement to fund federal agencies. The first shutdown in 17 years disrupts a laundry list of federal agencies. Though essential government employees like air traffic controllers, border patrol agents and food inspector ... More >>
The Perseid meteor shower ended last night, a fact that probably escaped most citizens of Miami. As city dwellers, we have to contend with the omnipresence of electricity, an invention that is anathema to star gazing. In order to take advantage of the once-a-year phenomenon, Riptide had to travel fa ... More >>
via The V FilesConsidering Herald TV critic Glenn Garvin now gets his own right-wing political column every other week, is it asking too much that he keeps pointed, half-baked political theory out of his television reviews? Because all too often the man's words come off seeming ridiculous.After ... More >>
In certain times and places in U.S. history, the answer to every political problem was probably "Let's get a bunch of guys with guns together and solve this." Nowadays, this idea seems to be seriously considered only in matters of Middle East diplomacy, but Florida Sen. Bill Nelson is suggesting a ... More >>
Wake up, cat lovers!
A haywire hunting trip in the Everglades for an elusive oinker.
Glenn Wilsey reinvented himself around the lure of the alligator
The bike blog recently wrote about bike shootings and felons on bicycles, and this week brings more news from the world of organized crime on two wheels: Sasha Wright, founder and leader of the local bicycle gang "Bycle Jackson," is relocating, and likely taking the gang's logistical core with her. ... More >>
Welcome to the Everglades, now pay up! Everglades National Park is coming off its quietest year, in terms of visitation, for a decade. Only 954,022 people came through the gates in 2006, a drop off of almost 280,000 -- or 23 percent -- from 2005 when 1.2 million visited. What to do? Make it ... More >>
How can someone with such a background be getting taxpayer money?
Mad swag, flaunting felines, and Burger King as haute cuisine
Brenda Lanzendorf's underwater excavations reveal Biscayne Bay's secret past
The eagle writes at dawn
Glades airboat guides live in limbo sixteen years after the National Park Service began buying up the swamps
Sensitive sites get short shrift from the city
Guess what happens when an eccentric ecologist and a couple of feisty backwoods boys claim that a rare Florida panther is on the attack
Everglades National Park's sub-surface tsuris
Should 2700 little birds be allowed to hold up the reclaiming of the Everglades?
On the eve of its permanent disfigurement, the Miami Circle unleashed its mysterious powers of survival
Four years ago a dangerous chemical tanker ran aground in Biscayne National Park. The salvage operation that followed would go down in history.
One of South Florida's oldest families is nearing a come-from-behind victory in the battle for the Homestead Air Base
Twilight at Monticello: An Evening with Thomas Jefferson
When Joette Lorion publicly quit Friends of the Everglades, some environmentalists scoffed
Lawmen, developers, and environmentalists have made Everglades hunters feel like an endangered species
Stiltsville's owners are hoping historical designation can save them from demolition
Tracking South Florida's endangered crocodiles is a business best left to experts and maniacs
The fight may be about houses in the Everglades, but the battle is about Miccosukee independence by paula park
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
Put down the field glasses and close up the guidebooks. When Florida's top avian enthusiasts do battle, the feathers fly.
What better place than a golf course to hold an environmental conference?
North Florida gators are losing their manhood to pesticides and other toxic chemicals -- and that's no phallusy
Destruction. Upheaval. Change. Rebirth. In the two years since Hurricane Andrew, Biscayne National Park has had to learn an entirely new vocabulary
Combine three parts luck, two parts pluck, and stir at 170 miles per hour