Five years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster off the coast of Louisiana dumped between 3 million and 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, scientists now say they have proof that a little bit of it wound up on a Pinellas County beach.
Bacteria levels high at Strickland Beach
The New Guinea flatworm is kind of a pest. In fact, it's considered one of the world's most invasive species. When it shows up uninvited to a region where it lacks natural predators, it makes itself at home — at the cost of native species forced to compete with it. And now, the flatworm has made its way to …
SARASOTA — Though wildlife commissioners had already signaled that bear hunting was returning to Florida, hundreds of people showed up Wednesday to get their final say before the board flouted public opinion and approved the measure.
Florida's favorite feline may be handled differently in the future.
Until three years ago, the Florida black bear was a legally protected species in Florida, not to mention one of the state's most prominent symbols for wildlife conservation.
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis called Thursday for a bold cultural revolution to correct what he calls the "structurally perverse" economic system of the rich exploiting the poor that is turning Earth into an "immense pile of filth."
TAMPA — Next year's state budget will not include $2.5 million City Hall sought for a water initiative that Mayor Bob Buckhorn has hoped would be a legacy project.
To generate more money for the state, Florida's popular state parks could see more than just timber harvesting and cattle-grazing added to the bird-watching, camping, canoeing, kayaking and hiking activities allowed now.
How about hunting?
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration proposed Wednesday to regulate aircraft emissions in much the same way as power plants, saying they are a threat to human health because they contain pollutants that help cause global warming.