Gov. Rick Scott is all about cutting taxes, eliminating taxes, no more taxes, taxes are evil and vile and need to be utterly obliterated and eradicated like an unstoppable rebel force. That's pretty much been his m.o. as far as anyone can remember, and it's going to be his go-to when he officially h ... More >>
Florida is currently experiencing an environmental hell. Our rivers and estuaries -- basically, the coast's nurseries for baby sea life -- are being devastated. Blob-like, the deterioration of South Florida's waterways creeps forth inexorably from the chemical dump formerly known as Lake Okeechobe ... More >>
The epic task of restoring and preserving the Everglades faces a major new step in the coming weeks, as a draft report on implementation of the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) comes under review by the general public and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Finalizing the plan in timely fas ... More >>
A kid got sucked into a drainpipe in Fort Myers during a storm. One moment, he was splashing and playing in a water-filled ditch; the next, he was sucked into the netherworld. Like some damned Neil Gaiman novel. Amazingly, the boy -- who survived the ordeal -- was underwater for at least a minute, ... More >>
Last year was a record year for Florida Panther deaths (26), which is a bummer. But the good news is that they've been getting it on with hot Texas pumas and making baby panthers. Then, on March 6, Gov. Rick Scott declared that the state would have a "Save the Florida Panther Day." Saturday is th ... More >>
An 84-year old woman, whose name has not yet been released, was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center after she was found bleeding in a canal from an apparent alligator attack, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Office. The alligator apparently ripped her arm off in the attack. A man f ... More >>
And South Florida's Tabloid Valley vanishes.
A lush idyllic chunk of the Everglades was transformed by bulldozers and a huge tree-eating juggernaut