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Florida Wildlife

The Plight of the Manatee

Cathy Kangas | Posted 08.27.2014 | Green
Cathy Kangas

I have a home in Florida and love that the state is a virtual animal kingdom with so many diverse species on land, sea and sky. One of my favorite ma...

Groups Square Off Over Proposed Space Center In Wildlife Refuge

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green

By Irene Klotz NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla., Feb 11 (Reuters) - Florida's plan to build a commercial space launch complex in a federal wildl...

Only in Florida People, Only in Florida

Jenny Isenman | Posted 06.19.2013 | Miami
Jenny Isenman

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.

PHOTOS: Vets Use Unusual Body Part To Save Blind Bird

Sun Sentinel | Mike Clary | Posted 05.15.2013 | Miami

HOLLYWOOD -- The patient arrived in a cage, feathers ruffled, blind in both eyes. Medically, the challenge was unprecedented. But the surgeon did not...

Bad News For Florida Panthers

Posted 08.14.2012 | Miami

A unsettling number of Florida panther deaths this year has conservationists concerned. As of the end of July, 15 panthers have died -- of those, s...

LOOK: 10 Challenges Facing South Florida's Environment

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 08.02.2012 | Miami

On Saturday, people around the world will literally be joining hands in a sign of solidarity to protect the planet's oceans. "Hands Across The Sand...

Giant Python Goes For A Christmas Dip (WATCH)

Posted 12.27.2011 | Miami

On Christmas, one South Florida family encountered an unwelcomed guest in their pool and it wasn't a jolly guy with a big white beard. Miami-Dade ...

Rare American Crocodile Found In Florida

AP | By TAMARA LUSH | Posted 11.22.2011 | Green

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Alligators are a common sight in parts of Florida, but residents of a gated community were shocked to spot one of the animal's...

Florida Cold Weather: 53,000 Fish Lost But Turtles Rescued

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Sanibel Island's Gulf waters have rebounded from a chilly 47 degrees recorded during last week's unprecedented cold snap that decimated fish populatio...