Conservation officials are urging the public not to interfere with Mother Nature by trying to rescue any stranded hatchlings or disturb sea turtle nests unearthed by Hurricane Dorian.
Winter Park reinstates permits for removing trees outside new state exemption for those deemed ‘dangerous’
Winter Park commissioners will require permits for trees that don’t fall under a new state law that allows homeowners to prune, trim or remove a tree that is deemed “dangerous."
Florida scientists have pulled off something no one else ever has: They coaxed imperiled Atlantic Ocean coral into spawning in a laboratory, aquarium officials announced Wednesday.
If Volusia County is the shark bite capital of the world, then how is its tourism industry also rising by huge numbers?
Orange County now has 14 sprawling natural areas where various wildlife live and hiking trails are available for use. There is no entrance fee to any of the conservation lands.
A "massive patch of brown water" that had beachgoers running out of the ocean off the coast of Florida is from another phenomenon, not a recent 1,000-gallon sewage spill, local officials said.
Spiders and hurricanes may creep you out, and a recent study may make you shudder even more. The study concluded that aggressive spider colonies survive and reproduce better than docile ones after storms, leading to a potential evolutionary change: More storms could help the aggressive spider species to dominate.
The agriculture industry, one of Florida's most politically and economically important forces, has largely stayed quiet in the climate change conversation even as the impacts have begun to take a toll on the bottom line. That is changing fast, as more farmers and ranchers open up about the impacts of a warming world on their crops and livestock — and propose ways they might help fix it.
Energy Star made recommendations for in-home air conditioners, suggesting the best temperature, but the question has raised an online hot vs. cold debate.
Florida's iconic palm trees are under attack from a fatal disease that turns them to dried crisps in months, with no chance for recovery once they become ill.
As greening stresses trees and stunts their fruit, some Central Florida citrus farmers are seeking to attract visitors through what’s known as agritourism and planting other crops, measures they hope will keep their businesses afloat.
Fising sea levels, warming waters and more intense storms could conspire to ensure Florida's Apalachicola Bay remains a graveyard for oysters despite costly efforts to resurrect it and put the delicacies back on restaurant tables.
A species of deer whose only known habitat is the Florida Keys could be taken off the federal endangered list
The federal government is proposing to strip the Key deer of its endangered species status despite what environmentalists say are continuing threats to the animal due to development in the Florida Keys, its only known habitat.
A lawn crew shocked to find more than trimmings while they were working on a Delaney Park's residence. The crew had a ball python in front of the home, according to a Wednesday report by WOFL.
Sandhill cranes are listed as threatened in Florida, but in Alabama, hunters are now allowed to kill up to three of the long-legged birds because their population has surged there.
In Florida, where 26 milllion acres are in agriculture production, farmers have long faced threats from trade agreements, pests and development. Now they've added a new risk to the $140 billion industry: climate change. And they are gearing up for a fight.
Seminole skeptical about plan to chop down trees to make way for solar panels but decision is delayed
JPMorgan Chase holds off on asking Seminole County to remove 88 large oak trees to make way for solar panel canopies. But commissioners are leery of the proposal.
A "common reptile" is to blame for contaminating a well that supplies Delray Beach with water. Residents do not need to boil their water, according to the city.
Sea turtle nests are on the rise on Volusia County beaches, with the latest numbers showing a record-high in the last seven years, officials said.
Brevard County repair workers got their hands dirty when a valve broke on Sunday and sent thousands of gallons of sewage into Satellite Beach waters, according to media reports.
Florida consumers could lose out on discounts for investing in energy-efficient appliances and other energy-reduction programs if regulators allow Florida Power & Light and other state utilities to lower conservation goals, critics say. A Florida Public Service Commission hearing starts Aug. 12.
In South Florida, each hurricane season brings renewed dread and a close watch on seasonal forecasts. NOAA just revised its forecast upward, calling for five to nine hurricanes during the current season. There's no debate that sea levels and rainfall are increasing, scientists say. But can that make hurricanes worse?