Restoration is a slog through a swamp of bureaucracy, a quagmire of stakeholders with different agendas, and a maze of economic and political constraints. But it must be done.
As if that wasn't enough, the special toppings don't just stop at snake, but include other swamp critters like frogs and alligator.
The first tourists in Florida arrived by boat -- Juan Ponce de Leon and his crew, 500 years ago -- and it's still the best way to see the Sunshine State.
This is definitely a good news/bad news story, another example of what happens when people and cetaceans (whales and dolphins) encounter one another. The fact is, it nearly always works out in the humans' favor.
This week, Wind Capital Group announced that it will not move forward with the Sugarland Wind Farm, a project that would have placed 124 Statue of Liberty-sized wind turbines in the Everglades Agricultural Area.
Imagine a great expanse of clear water with a soft sandy bottom, teeming with native birds and wildlife. This is what Lake Okeechobee used to be. But now, after years of pollution, Florida's great lake is hurting.
Okay, I get it. The only alligator you like is the one on your Lacoste polo shirt. Your favorite bird is either barbequed or fried. And you utterly despise mosquitos. Why then, you ask, should you care about Everglades restoration? Your water.
As we celebrate National Estuaries Week andNational Public Lands Day this week, I encourage all of you to join citizens as they gather and volunteer in coastal areas and public lands across the country.
Florida is a long and skinny state, a true peninsula. From head to toe (Pensacola to Key West) it's 832-mile long, and can be done in about 15-18 hours, on a good day.
Forty-five minutes south of Clewiston exists a nation in the heart of South Florida. It is the Big Cypress Reservation, the largest of six reservatio...
We Floridians are somewhat the butt of a running joke that the random, dangerous, and ass backwards things seem to happen here. Unfortunately, we tend to live up to this stereotype by constantly proving it true.
You're not the only thing thawing out this spring. Here are 10 rivers you don't want to miss. From West Virginia's famous whitewater to the Everglades' river of grass, you'll find yourself up a creek ---- hopefully with a paddle -- and soaking up some sights
The invasion of the Everglades by Burmese pythons has recently put snakes and snake hunters into the headlines.
Already beleaguered by flower snatchers and threatened by habitat destruction and climate change, Florida's wild orchids now face the dreaded boisduval scale.
There are a lot of devoted animal advocates in Congress, and some very good bills moving forward. But there is also a lot of foolishness, selfishness, and greed in Congress and the snake and polar bear issues show off these characteristics in the worst possible ways.
These eco-adventure vacations offering up-close-and-personal views of nature are led by naturalists and historians who are trained to understand -- and have a passion for -- culture, plants, birds and animals and their relationships to ecosystems.