CRYSTAL RIVER — Volunteer Kathy Lemmer was telling a group of onlookers last month about Three Sisters Springs, explaining its hydrology and history with manatees, when one of the lumbering oafs emerged from the warm springs waters, lips flapping wide, and started munching on a tree.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's administration is vowing to press ahead with efforts to curtail greenhouse gas emissions after a divided Supreme Court put his signature plan to address climate change on hold until after legal challenges are resolved.
The National Rifle Association's most influential lobbyist blasted a state water agency Tuesday, demanding that Gov. Rick Scott and the Legislature abolish the Southwest Florida Water Management District for what she called violations of the Second Amendment.
Shark attacks hit an all-time worldwide record in 2015, with Florida — as always — leading the globe in the number of times sharks bit surfers, swimmers and beachfront splashers, according to researchers at the University of Florida.
To some people in Citrus County, the second leg of the Suncoast Parkway would be a tremendous economic boost, spurring new development in areas now far off the beaten path.
LUTZ — A friendly park ranger and the sound of songbirds usually welcome Lake Park patrons at the front gate, but lately, only a white barricade that says "Park Closed" sits at the entrance.
TUCSON, Ariz. — The only known wild jaguar in the United States is seen roaming around a creek and other parts of a mountain range in southern Arizona in the first publicly released video of the giant cat.
TALLAHASSEE — After Florida lawmakers drew two lawsuits and bad publicity last year for diverting Amendment 1 money to salaries and expenses instead of devoting it exclusively to land and water conservation, a House committee approved a measure Thursday that not only attempts to repair their record, but aims to …
DUNEDIN — For two decades, the city, along with Friends of the Hammock, held an annual air potato roundup in January that saw dozens of volunteers work in Hammock Park removing the invasive species. The program has been so successful that efforts can be turned toward other projects, so registration is under way …
ST. PETERSBURG — Last March, when city officials were prepping City Council members on the debut of the long-awaited recycling program, Darden Rice asked how many of the city's 81,000 or so households were expected to participate.