The legal woes of Tampa Bay's top bird rescuer have now gone from bad to worse.
TARPON SPRINGS — City officials have gone to the county over and over again asking for money to help dredge the Anclote River — and it seems their pleas have been heard.
To paraphrase an old Sam Cooke song:
Don't know much about ecology. Don't know much biology.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration Monday announced its plan to start regulating planet-warming pollution from airplanes, setting off a battle between environmentalists and the airline industry.
The putrid, rotten-egg smell that has plagued Lake Okeechobee's neighbors is the same odor Rick Garrity remembers gagging on when he moved to Tampa in 1977.
ST. PETERSBURG — Historic rains last year overwhelmed the city's ancient wastewater system, sending 31.5 million gallons of untreated and partially treated sewage gushing into the waters of Tampa Bay and Boca Ciega Bay in August.
PALM HARBOR — Vincent Yeo was sitting on his back porch, having coffee and looking out at Lake Tarpon with his wife, Marie, when he saw something moving in the water.
First it drives them insane. Then it kills them.
The manatees are dying again.
Between 2012 to 2015, state officials said 158 manatees died in Florida's Indian River Lagoon, once known as the most diverse ecosystem in America. They weren't alone — pelicans and dolphins died by the score in the polluted lagoon too.
This story about a bear somehow getting stuck inside a Subaru is what we need right now.