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This Is Nightmare Fuel

Posted 02.05.2014 | Green

They say size doesn't matter, but the invasive Burmese pythons multiplying in the Everglades are beginning to haunt our nightmares. Case in point:...

25 Pilot Whales Found Dead On Florida Island

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 01.24.2014 | Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Boaters discovered 25 dead pilot whales on an island off Florida's southwest coast Thursday, raising the death toll to 33. The whales ...

MORE Whales Die After Swimming Into Shallow Florida Waters

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2014 | Miami

By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Eight pilot whales died and dozens more were being monitored on Tuesday after the animal...

Miners Blow Up Panther Habitat, Then Build Houses Around New 'Lakes'

Tampa Bay Times | Craig Pittman | Posted 01.21.2014 | Miami

To get the rock needed for making pavement and concrete, miners want to dynamite and dig up thousands of acres in Lee and Collier counties that's curr...

Here's What Happened When One Everglades Canal Was Fixed

Sun Sentinel | David Fleshler | Posted 03.12.2014 | Miami

The blasts lit up the sky over the southern Everglades, with the glow visible from Miami. The testing of potential Apollo rocket engines by Aerojet Co...

Of Course Giant Bear-Dogs Used To Roam Florida

Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

Everything makes sense now. I think you mean a BOSS evolutionary dead end. pic.twitter.com/lFSLZZgTgl— Spencer Hall (@edsbs) January 2, 2014 ...

How Scientists Harness The Sun To Help Sharks

Sun Sentinel | KEN KAYE | Posted 03.03.2014 | Miami

Researchers are looking to the sun to give hunted and overfished sharks a new ray of hope. Using a special solar-powered tag, marine scientists now c...

LOOK: There's Been Another Gator-Python Incident!

Posted 12.23.2013 | Miami

There's nothing like the Florida Everglades, a stunning tropical wetlands where the circle of life occasionally resembles a fever dream from the folks...

16 Percent Of Florida's Manatee Population Died In 2013

AP | Posted 02.20.2014 | Miami

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The number of manatee deaths in Florida has topped 800 for the first time since such record-keeping began in the 1970s. ...

Should The Burmese Python Ban Be Overturned?

Sun Sentinel | David Fleshler | Posted 02.19.2014 | Miami

A reptile industry trade group has gone to court to overturn a federal ban on the import of four species of large snake, including the Burmese pythons...

Specially Bred Insects Help Everglades Fight Growing Threat

Sun Sentinel | ANDY REID | Posted 02.11.2014 | Miami

A growing arsenal of chemicals and insects is taking aim at invading weeds threatening to overwhelm the northern reaches of the Everglades. About $18...

You May Not Be Able To Harvest These Anymore

Florida Keys Keynoter | Kevin Wadlow | Posted 01.30.2014 | Miami

The opening of a Lower Keys seafood processing facility has spurred state fishery managers to move toward limiting harvests of the Florida sea cucumbe...

LOOK: A Crocodile In Miami Beach!

Posted 11.27.2013 | Miami

Way back over Labor Day weekend, folks at The Standard Hotel told us they'd spotted a crocodile in high-traffic Biscayne Bay. We thought they were pul...

Best. News. Ever!

Sun Sentinel | By William E. Gibson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

South Florida's coral reefs, a natural wonder worth more than $6 billion to the local economy, appear to be rebounding after decades of damage, diseas...

Miami Flooding Is Getting Worse

Sun Sentinel | KEN KAYE | Posted 12.18.2013 | Miami

A conspiracy of the moon, high tides and the steady rise of the oceans left up to a foot of sea water in some sections of Fort Lauderdale and Miami Be...

Report: Child Who Played At Contaminated Park Tests High For Toxins

Posted 10.07.2013 | Miami

As Miami-Dade County conducts toxicity tests of its more than a hundred public parks and playgrounds, concerned parents have pursued testing of their ...

How The Shutdown Is Screwing Scientific Research Vital To Florida

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 10.04.2013 | Miami

"Personally, I'm extremely frustrated," Margaret Miller told The Huffington Post. "Because Congress isn't capable of doing their jobs, I get prevented...

Devastating Photos Of Florida Pollution Will Fill You With Rage

Posted 10.03.2013 | Miami

On Thursday, Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.) will present shocking photos of polluted Florida waterways to Congress "so that Washington can see the press...

How The Shutdown Is Screwing Endangered Sea Turtles

Posted 10.02.2013 | Miami

For years, Florida has carefully fretted over her endangered sea turtle population as all five species in the state neared calamity. We dim lights...

Newfangled Trap The Latest In Everglades War Against Pythons

AP | JENNIFER KAY | Posted 11.26.2013 | Miami

MIAMI -- Federal wildlife officials alarmed by an infestation of Burmese pythons in the Florida Everglades have tried radio tracking devices, a massiv...

Report: City To Check All Parks For Toxins

Posted 09.25.2013 | Miami

City of Miami officials have closed Merrie Christmas Park indefinitely after the popular field and playground tested positive for contaminated soil an...

SHAME: City Of Miami Ignores Toxic Parks FOR YEARS

| Posted 09.20.2013 | Miami

This article courtesy of Miami New Times. By David Villano After locals were stung by the revelation that Miami leaders have known for two years...

LOOK: Dentist Saves Turtle With Unusual Fix

AP | Posted 09.12.2013 | Miami

MARATHON, Fla. -- A dentist used denture repair adhesive to help mend an endangered green sea turtle's fractured shell in the Florida Keys. On Thursd...

LOOK: Baby Sea Turtle Extravaganza!

AP | SUZETTE LABOY | Posted 11.05.2013 | Miami

BOCA RATON, Fla. — More than 500 sea turtle hatchlings were gently released by hand Thursday onto sea beds off Florida's Atlantic Coast, where t...

'Fish Storms' Serve A Very Cool Purpose

Sun Sentinel | KEN KAYE | Posted 11.03.2013 | Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. _ They're called "fish storms" because they curve out to sea and seemingly do little more than hassle a bunch of tuna, marlins a...