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Panthers are popular on FL license plates – but the cats...

Have you ever seen a Florida panther? They’re sleek and secretive apex predators who slip around in the twilight and full dark seeking deer...

Killing FL barge canal 50 years ago offers lessons for stopping...

Seeing Richard Nixon’s name popping up in news coverage of the second Trump impeachment has made me so nostalgic for my teen years, I...

Fishy business with FL Legislature’s push for wells north of Lake...

My dad has always enjoyed fishing. When I was a kid, he loved taking me with him and showing me how to bait the...

How ‘DeathSantis’ could become ‘Governor Green’

Dear Gov. DeSantis,First, let me offer my condolences on your loss. I’m sure it hurts. You hitch your wagon to the TV star in...

This column stinks — and so does the way FL handles...

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis held a big event at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, which is the only government facility in the nation...

Handing federal wetlands permitting to FL DEP is an idea that’s...

Florida is best known for its gorgeous beaches, but we also have a lot of wetlands. Bogs, swamps, marshes, you name it, we’ve got...

‘Continuing to build in vulnerable areas does not make sense’

Six months ago, back when we could still safely leave the house, I drove down to Key West to give a talk about books....

Killing the Kirkpatrick Dam? The tale of Florida’s longest-running environmental wrangle

This happened 20 years ago, but I remember it like it was yesterday.I was on a boat, floating along a muddy shoreline. A handful...

Unfortunately for FL’s environment, the word ‘preserve’ doesn’t really mean ‘preserved’

Florida can be such an odd place.In the 1980s our tourism slogan bragged that “the rules are different here,” and that’s still the case....

What happened at the treasured Big Cypress National Preserve was “horrendous”

The Big Cypress National Preserve is a soggy wonder -- a place that is, as nature writer Jeff Ripple once noted, one of the...

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