| Jun 14, 2011
| 4:32 PM
One notable environmental restoration project in this region is the rebuilding of oyster beds in Canaveral National Seashore and the Indian River Lagoon system. I wrote about the project a few years ago, which has worked well because at its core, it...
| May 9, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Sunday dispatched the head of the National Park Service, Jon Jarvis, to Mobile, Ala., and the acting head of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Rowan Gould, to Houma, La., to help with recovery efforts......
| Jun 8, 2010
| 4:34 PM
In this Sunday's Orlando Sentinel, you can read my first-hand experience on an Eco-Tour of the Everglades. The tour that I took, Southwest Florida EcoTours out of Naples, is only one of many, many opportunities to incorporateÂ nature in your vacation...
| Mar 17, 2010
It is really hard to gaze into the huge saltwater aquarium at "The Seas" pavilion at Walt Disney World's Epcot without wishing mightily to jump in and swim with all those creatures.
In a place identified with wishes made upon stars, this one is easily...
| May 9, 2010
The first two oiled birds found after a massive oil spill in the Gulf have been cleaned, are now recovered and are ready for release.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will release the birds at 4 p.m. CDT Monday at Pelican Island National Wildlife...
| Jan 11, 2010
If you're looking to really get away from it all, here are a few spots in the Florida wilderness. Inexperienced campers should find someone who has been there to accompany them. This type of camping isn't for solo beginners.
Everglades National Park/...
| Jan 26, 2010
The state you're in is pretty amazing. People by the millions come every year from around the world to Florida for a slice of sunshine and a theme park thrill. There are lots of sights and activities that deserve your attention, too. Imagine all the...
| Dec 5, 2010
| 8:30 PM
COCOA — The biggest gathering of Florida manatees ever observed survived a deadly cold snap last winter by huddling in warm water discharged from a power plant on the Indian River Lagoon in Brevard County.
The 1960s-era Florida Power & Light Co....
| Feb 23, 2011
| 4:23 PM
TITUSVILLE — This city never wanted the space program. Fifty years later, Titusville is getting its wish.
The shuttle is ending, Constellation is canceled, the city is dying, and there is no Buck Rogers from Washington coming to the rescue.
| Mar 7, 2011
| 3:51 PM
If Rick Scott could create 1,000 jobs by barbecuing manatees, sea pigs would be roasting on a spit tomorrow.
They apparently taste like elephant.
Just how much outrage would that cause?
I'm beginning to wonder.
The green glory days are coming to an...
| Jan 29, 2009
Congress is set to deliver major tax breaks -- tied to jobs, families, college education and home buyers -- in the economic stimulus package that got its first vote of approval by the House of Representatives on Wednesday.
The relief could start a...
| May 30, 2008
With miles of flats to pick and choose from, the Indian River Lagoon gives anglers the perfect place to fish.
The river, which stretches along the Atlantic Coast from Ponce Inlet to Jupiter Inlet, offers a huge variety of fish to target.