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Panthers are popular on FL license plates – but the cats themselves, not so...

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...
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DeSantis’ budget on algae blooms offers plenty of irony

If you live in Florida, you will never suffer from an irony deficiency.Just look around you. We have real estate developments with names like...

Hey, Olympic Committee! Why don’t y’all come on down to Florida? July is lovely...

Dear International Olympic Committee:Allow me to introduce myself, Your Gold Medal Excellencies: Jimmy — Jimmy Patronis — Chief Financial Officer of the great sunshine...

As FL manatees try to recuperate, we humans act like wild animals

Last week, when the temperature dropped below 50 degrees in South Florida, the National Weather Service warned everyone in the Miami area to be...
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Fishy business with FL Legislature’s push for wells north of Lake O

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

Dark money fuels effort to hinder FL citizens from changing Constitution — ‘It’s just...

The organization that placed Amendment 4, which would make it twice as hard to amend the Florida Constitution, on the Nov. 3 ballot was...

Veep’s glib and evasive answer on climate change and hurricanes bugs Florida man

Last week, the big news out of the vice-presidential debate was the bug news. A fly landed on Vice President Mike Pence’s head and...

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

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...

Nature is finding ways to adapt to how we’ve changed the climate. What are...

The speakers at last week's Republican National Convention used a lot of words — nearly 78,000 of them, according to a report in Forbes....

Musings on Florida and the politics of pythons

A year ago, I tagged along with a couple of professional python hunters searching the Everglades for the big snakes. We spent six hours...

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