For one subset of the Florida cracker, hunting, fishing, and frogging is a way of life. And intrinsic to their subculture, according to a study conducted by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, is the use of swamp buggies. So when the National Park Service banned their use in parts of the Big Cypress Pr ... 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 >>
Some idiot shot and killed a Florida panther, apparently. This according to authorities at the Cypress National Preserve in Collier County, where the dead panther was found. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says they found the animal dead from a gunshot wound on Saturday in the Tu ... More >>
Everybody knows about the sea turtles, how the night lights of civilization disorient their newly hatched young, luring them inland rather than to the sea, and to their deaths. But light pollution may do more, according to the South Florida chapter of the International Dark-Sky Association, impactin ... More >>
Here we are, yet again: another month; another spending bill down the drain. Today the federal government has officially shutdown -- well, "non essential" programs, at least -- which will affect a wide range of services from The National Institutes of Health to The National Park Service to The Depa ... More >>
For a certain brand of South Florida outdoorsy-type, nothing beats blasting through the great outdoors on a giant off-road vehicle - wind wiping your hair, bug guts painting the windscreen, huge tires below mulching up the turf. But questions about where backwoods cruising should be allowed in Big ... More >>
Late last week, a great call went out among the bureaucracies to assemble behind an apparently innocuous, win-win plan: an automobile-free pathway cutting through the Everglades so that walkers and bikers can enjoy the quiet beauty of the park without concern. Who could be against that? It was perfe ... More >>
Coming to a cattle ranch near you.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has extended the public comment period for a proposal to turn 150,000 acres of savanna ranch land north of Lake Okeechobee into the "Headwaters of the Everglades National Wildlife Refuge." The acquisition would cost $700 million ... More >>
Plaintiffs don't want the Everglades to look like this.Several environmental groups, led by the Washington-based Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, filed a lawsuit last week against the National Park Service, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Se ... More >>
Ain't no fairy tale. A doctoral student aims to save a disappearing breed.
Bad, CRA! Bad, Bad CRA!
Everglades National Park's subsurface tsuris
Pot laws are no joke, dude
Proposed payment of millions to a wealthy clan amounts to nothing more than stealing from taxpayers for the Bush boys' political gain
Should 2700 little sparrows be allowed to hold up the reclaiming of the Everglades?
Beset by feds and environmentalists, the good ol' boys of Big Cypress National Preserve circle the buggies
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Determined to save his beloved Everglades, Chris Murch has become a melaleuca hit man
Tracking animals in the Everglades is a tiring, maddening business. Which is just how a decreasing number of hunters like it.