Its name sounds exotic and cool. But the tegu lizard, with its forked tongue and fierce appetite for native species, is a growing pest that might be on the verge of rivaling the python as the state's menace of the moment.
A popular video making the rounds this week (above) shows a time lapse view of loggerhead sea turtles hatching in the Florida Keys. It's such an amazing sight to see these tiny sea creatures emerge and head toward the water. It's a ritual that has gone on for more than 200 million years on beaches all over the world. …
Reports of thousands of dead and dying fish in the Gulf of Mexico, stretching from Pasco to Dixie counties, were confirmed Friday by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and blamed on Red Tide.
MIAMI — A fungus carried by an invasive beetle from southeast Asia is felling trees across the Everglades, and experts have not found a way to stop the blight from spreading.
APOLLO BEACH — The shoreline of Apollo Beach Nature Park has been slipping away for years, but a recent decision by the Tampa Port Authority put East Hillsborough residents one step closer to reclaiming the once popular swimming spot.
KEY LARGO — Fishery management experts will be meeting in the Florida Keys this week to discuss protections for the Goliath grouper.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Navy is ready to say goodbye to the USS Saratoga, but a family of peregrine falcons is not.
ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH — Opening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil exploration for the first time in decades, the Obama administration on Friday approved the use of sonic cannons to discover deposits under the ocean floor by shooting sound waves 100 times louder than a jet engine through waters shared by …
Toss it. Pitch it. Dump it. Chuck it.
All describe the disposal of stuff.
And all of these phrases, no surprise, sound a lot like other expressions — "the heck with it" being one of the more polite examples — that mean we don't care.
The Texas company running a controversial oil drilling operation at the edge of Florida panther habitat announced Tuesday it would shut down its remaining well — just as Florida environmental regulators were announcing they would sue to force its shutdown.