Jack Laban swears a cat was out here raising hell just this morning. Mosquitoes slurp blood through the 94-year-old shirtless Gladesman's baggy skin as he hobbles across a landfill of empty Pepsi cans and settles into a folding chair. The former Miami plumber with a full head of white hair uses a ro ... More >>
It looks like our long statewide nightmare of having giant snakes roaming the wilderness and eating everything is far from over. According to the folks over at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, more and more Burmese python eggs are hatching in Southwest Florida. And while the conservancy is no ... More >>
Five Florida locations -- four of which are state parks -- are ranked in the top ten places for families to boat and fish in America. The list, put together by the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, ranked 100 places around the U.S. and, pretty much a surprise to no one, Florida is right ... More >>
Happy Earth Day, Florida! We're all gonna die! Yes, today is the day we're supposed to be conserving, planting trees, turning off the lights, and collecting all that recycling. But the reality is, things are not looking as green as they should in the Sunshine State. Florida is a land literally nam ... More >>
After a two-year hunt with no success, dangerous man-eating Nile crocodile was captured alive in Florida's Everglades National Park this past weekend. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says two other crocs were captured in 2009 and 2012 in the same area where this one was captur ... More >>
It's a very real possibility that Florida Power & Light could put power lines through Everglades National Park. These would bring power from the Turkey Point nuclear power plant to points northward. The only time to object in person is tonight, at a public meeting at Florida International Universit ... More >>
Looks like someone bagged themselves a big friggin' python in the Everglades. Bobby Hill, a python control agent who works for the South Florida Water Management District, caught the 18-foot behemoth Tuesday afternoon. It's the second 18-footer found in the past year, which remains a world record. ... More >>
Necropsies performed on 11 dead short-finned pilot whales found in the Florida Keys on Sunday revealed the mammals suffered from malnutrition. Officials believe the 11 were part of the whale pod that stranded itself in Florida's Everglades National Park last week. According to the National Ocean ... More >>
Some of the short-finned pilot whales that had stranded themselves in Florida's Everglades National Park earlier this week may have swam into deeper waters, according to the Coast Guard. About 20 or so whales of the 40 that had stranded themselves were missing on Friday morning, leading officials ... More >>
Marine officials are scrambling to rescue the 41 short-finned pilot whales that have stranded themselves in Florida's Everglades National Park on Sunday. Experts from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, took 15 boats and 31 voluntee ... More >>
As many as 30 to 40 short-finned pilot whales have stranded themselves in Florida's Everglades National Park. As many as ten have beached themselves, with four having already died, according to officials. The pod was first seen on Tuesday, about 30 miles from Flamingo in Monroe County.
C'mon -- you've got to be mad at Rick Scott about something! Leaving Stand Your Ground intact? Decimating the Department of Environmental Protection? Not showing up at his own education summit? Making baldness sexy? What started out a protest against oil drilling has morphed into a catch-all even ... More >>
Despite the string of national headlines, television specials, a federal ban, and grotesque photographs, it's becoming increasingly unclear whether Burmese pythons are permanently wrecking the Everglades or if they're just an overhyped nuisance. Earlier this year, scientists r ... More >>
The Everglades has a marketing problem. Earlier this week, officials from the Everglades National Park and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization got together for a chat about how to better market the park to lure in tourists. As the Miami Herald reports, during ... More >>
At the end of January, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published a study suggesting that Burmese pythons were decimating mammal populations in the Everglades. The numbers were shocking: a 99 percent decline in raccoon sightings, a 98 percent drop in opossum  ... More >>
The Everglades is too far gone for anyone to let it take its natural course. South Florida's entire inland economy depends on a water system that stays around the same level all year long, avoids flooding communities (cough, Weston, cough) that are stupidly built in the natural flow of water from ... More >>
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