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 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 >>
A sleepy beach in the Florida Keys had more cocaine on in this weekend then your average South Beach nightclub. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer found twenty pounds of the white stuff sitting on the shores of Long Key State Park on Friday.
Talk about an occupational hazard. An airtboat captain lost his hand to the jaws of an alligator while giving a tour of the Everglades on Tuesday. Though, officials were later able to capture the gator and retrieve the man's hand.
For now, Florida's invasive python population has largely been relegated to the fresh water of the Everglades and surrounding areas, but a new study shows the alien snakes can survive for up to a month in saltwater. That means there's potential the snakes could expand their range and start poppin ... More >>
While passing through Florida last week, Tea Party queen and Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann made waves by suggesting she'd be open to drilling for oil in the Everglades. Never mind the fact that scientists claim there's very little oil lying under river of gross, and even fell ... More >>
Sure, saying you're taking your talents to Cape Florida State Park Beach doesn't have much of a ring to it, but the stretch of sand on Key Biscayne is apparently the best Miami-Dade has to offer, and one of the best in the country. The annual list put out by Stephen Leatherman, director of Florid ... More >>
Sure, it's just a big swamp, but a fervor to protect the Everglades flows through the souls of most Floridians. It's our big swamp, dammit, and most of us understand its ecological importance. Apparently, though, our Illinois-born governor, Rick Scott, doesn't share such a passion. His controvers ... More >>
It's too late to stop the pythons. The real question is, what's next?
So, about a year ago some fisher-folk went out shark fishing in Flamingo Bay in the Everglades National Park. The crew of the boat was never heard from again, and now the FBI has arrested a group of men connected to the Governor for what they believe could be politically motivated murder.  ... More >>
via Wiki CommonsLast week, a 12-foot-long pet Burmese python snuck into the crib of a 2-year-old Florida girl and killed her. Now, Florida Sen. Bill Nelson has taken to the Senate floor to push a ban on importing the potentially dangerous snakes. "Sooner or later, a Burmese python will get the end ... More >>
Its Biscayne National Parks birthday!
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 >>
Party in the name of environmental protection!
Glenn Wilsey reinvented himself around the lure of the alligator
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 >>
Pelican Island Nature Preserve
Local wordsmith jams true
Everglades National Park
The birds are back from the brink
Can one man fix the nation's fourth-largest school system?
Everglades National Park
Biscayne National Park
The battle over Homestead is déjà vu all over again
Biscayne National Park
Open spaces: check. Sewer runoff: check. Locked gate: check. Yep, this is indeed a Miami park!
Without the help of a South Florida conservationist, the island of Dominica may bid farewell to its national bird
Southern Glades Trail
The state once aimed to buy a big chunk of the Everglades. But that was before Dexter Lehtinen came along.
When Joette Lorion publicly quit Friends of the Everglades, some environmentalists scoffed
Stiltsville's owners are hoping historical designation can save them from demolition
That roaring inferno you see was started intentionally, and if it can be kept under control, it'll do more good than harm
When Everglades National Park chief Dick Ring held a feel-good camp-out in the Dry Tortugas, he really toasted some people's marshmallows
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.
The Miccosukee Indians' desire to build new homes pits them, once again, against the federal government
Combine three parts luck, two parts pluck, and stir at 170 miles per hour
What do you do with that funky old Chris Craft? Cut her loose in a beautiful, parklike setting.