SAFETY HARBOR — Alligator Lake is a magnet for nesting birds — snowy egrets, wood storks and roseate spoonbills. Two islands in the lake were created to be bird habitats, and wading birds can be seen all around the lake.
For the second year in a row, Tampa Bay's water quality has scored well enough to meet all of scientists' targets, experts from the Tampa Bay Estuary Program announced Tuesday.
ODESSA — Four years ago, Dais Analytic Corp. executives promised they could turn wastewater into drinkable water if Pasco County officials let the company use part of an old sewage treatment plant as a testing ground for its water purification technology.
Nine months after the Florida Department of Environmental Protection launched a review of its conservation lands looking for $50 million worth that it could sell as surplus, the agency is ending the program without having sold a single acre.
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Frances Nico, 69, protests with her Ridge Manor West neighbors against Hernando County's proposed plan to build a water treatment plant, water wells and storage tanks nearby on Friday. "There are lot of concerns regarding possible sinkholes pumping that much water from the aquifer," said …
Nearly four years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, oil continues washing ashore in Florida. On Thursday, a crew from the state Department of Environmental Protection found a 1,250-pound tar mat in the surf off Pensacola Beach.
TAMPA — Taking the cue from regional water managers, both Tampa and Hillsborough County governments will allow residents to add a second day a week of lawn watering.
LUTZ — Four people sat Friday morning in a shelter between the canoe launch and the bean bag toss at Lake Park.
The Interior Department opened the door Thursday to the first searches in decades for oil and gas off the Atlantic coast, recommending that undersea seismic surveys proceed albeit with a host of safeguards to shield marine life from much of their impact.
SORRENTO — Authorities say a Central Florida man is recovering after being attacked by a bear in his yard.