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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...

The unexplained 6-foot alligator named Sweetie is a viral video star

The video, posted on Twitter Tuesday morning by an account called “The Unexplained,” lasts just 14 seconds, but it raises so many questions.It shows...

Iguana tell you a story

The first time I saw one was around 1986. It was during my first visit to Boca Grande, an island near Fort Myers. A...

Saving Florida panthers: Environmental groups file lawsuit to protect the endangered cats from expanded...

The Florida panther, an iconic and endangered animal beloved in the Sunshine State, faces threats from new road construction projects aimed to expand in...

Let us recall the (very bad) year that was in Florida

America is a hellscape of idiocy and grift and has been since the crazy SOB in the White House began his tenure by lying...

FL lawmakers join fight to protect ‘fragile’ springs from water extraction

State Rep. Anna Eskamani, state Sen. Janet Cruz, and 148,000 other people are fighting to prevent a Nestlé water supplier from being permitted to...

Turtle-poaching cases marked secret; What’s going on?

Arrest records of two Fort Myers men charged last week with poaching thousands of Florida turtles mostly for sale in Asian markets are marked...
The Everglades

Guess what: FL Gov. Ron DeSantis isn’t exactly a ‘Teddy Roosevelt conservationist’

You may be under the impression that Gov. Ron DeSantis is some kind of environmentalist, the Not-Rick Scott who really cares about Florida’s lands...

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