They found the tawny carcass on State Road 29 in Glades County on the day before Thanksgiving. It was a male Florida panther, not quite 3 years old, run down by a vehicle that never stopped.
The 2012 emergency call sent archaeologists scrambling. Rising seas were washing away an ancient Indian burial ground near Cedar Key. They had to dig up the remaining graves and collect the bones before the whole thing disappeared into the Gulf of Mexico.
Three months after Gov. Rick Scott named Jon Steverson the new secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection, Steverson hired a man with nearly zero environmental experience to serve as one of his top administrators.
DALLAS — Winter was oddly mild in northern Texas in 2012, a year that saw few snowflakes and barely any ice. When the cold failed to show up, the spring mosquitoes arrived in droves, carrying disease.
It was a good year for Pinellas County sea turtles.
APOLLO BEACH — Manatees have long sought warmer waters during winter months, and this week's temperature drop likely gave visitors to the Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center a chance to see the marine mammals swimming in the heated discharge from the Big Bend Power Station.
In a single day, the world's population of northern white rhinos declined by 25 percent.
SANIBEL ISLAND — A massive fish kill on Sanibel Island could keep beachgoers out of the water and off of the sand.
HAVANA — The United States and Cuba signed an agreement Wednesday to join forces and protect the vast array of fish and corals both countries separated by just 90 miles of water share in common, the first environmental accord since announcing plans to renew diplomatic relations.
ST. PETERSBURG — A St. Petersburg City Council committee voted unanimously Monday to spend $1.5 million in cash from the BP settlement on sewer system repairs.