Environment

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE

Local scientists are studying the long-term effects of the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s part of an international research project. It’s been six years since more than three-million barrels of oil poured into the gulf.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via Flickr

A new organization is not waiting around for state and local governments to conserve environmentally sensitive lands.

The Cypress Cove Conservancy is made up of local activists and they want to preserve land by buying it themselves.

Soaring Sky (@SoaringSkyMedia)

The El Nino weather pattern made this past January the rainiest on record for South Florida since 1932 according to the South Florida Water Management District.  Environmental advocates, business owners and public officials opposed the back-pumping of nutrient-laden agricultural runoff back into Lake Okeechobee and the billions of gallons of water that was discharged each day into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Rivers.  Those discharges sent murky brown water to the coast around Sanibel Island.  

Florida Bay

Apr 18, 2016
National Park Service

The clear waters and expansive seagrass meadows of Florida Bay are iconic images of the region. The Bay is also the southern end of Everglades National Park - and the receiving end of the Everglades watershed. The Bay’s connection with the Everglades is both essential - and problematic.

KATHLEEN SMITH / FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION

It’s illegal for Floridians to remove any bats roosting in their homes beginning April 15. Bats start having their pups this month, and the state says you cannot touch those roosts for the next four months. This practice is particularly important in the Southwest Florida region.

Pages