| Dec 18, 2013
| 8:21 AM
Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines knew there was a fire danger aboard its Carnival Triumph ship before it sailed from a Texas port in February only to end up disabled in the water for days after an engine fire, according to a CNN report Tuesday....
| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Focusing on the oyster fisherman of the small, largely African-American community of Pointe a la Hache, Louisiana, "Vanishing Pearls" traces a struggle against oppression and exploitation that culminates in the disastrous 2010 BP oil spill. Tyro...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
MOSCOW — Political science professor Sergei Medvedev, a longtime lover and explorer of the Arctic, drew the ire of Russian President Vladimir Putin when he recently called for international protection of the icy northern region in the face of...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Not long after the Costa Concordia fiasco, a Carnival cruise ship became disabled in the Gulf of Mexico and had to be towed to shore. But when it comes to cruise safety, don't get too worked up. Cruise disasters grab headlines but are relatively rare....
| Nov 11, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Decades of importing crude from the vast Arabian deserts left many people believing that America's dependence on foreign oil was as inevitable as the tide. But sweeping changes in the way oil and gas are extracted are challenging that assumption.
| Sep 8, 2013
| 2:51 PM
Last week: Kudos to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for their unanimous vote on Thursday to ban an abusive fishing practice. In a 7-0 tally, the FWC prohibited the use of the infamous “Boca Grand jig,” a decidedly...
| May 6, 2013
| 6:46 AM
St. Pete Beach is a barrier island in Pinellas county with award-winning, beautiful beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. With miles of pristine white sand, St. Pete Beach offers visitors a variety of views, activities and Florida sun.
St. Pete Beach is nestled...
| May 31, 2013
| 7:22 AM
A small museum depicting the natural and historic resources of Dry Tortugas National Park and historic Fort Jefferson has opened in Key West, offering visitors an easily accessible introduction to one of America's most remote national parks.
| Jun 29, 2013
It stretches from the Atlantic Ocean almost to the Gulf of Mexico, a route that encompasses sandy beaches, springs, secluded forests and history from John D. Rockefeller to Elvis Presley.
There are a lot of diversions along State Road 40, a scenic east-...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 1:03 PM
There's more to a beach vacation than sand and surf.
Distilled to those basic elements, every Florida beach getaway might seem the same. Yet there are also infinite variables that imprint distinct personalities to stretches of the state's 1,250 miles...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 4:52 PM
Three years after a cataclysmic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, oil producer BP announced Monday that active oil cleanup had ended in three states hit by the disaster.
The gulf, the company said, is getting back to normal, a claim contested by...
| May 28, 2013
| 12:03 PM
Federal scientists for the first time have mapped the migration patterns and feeding grounds of Kemp’s ridley sea turtle in the Gulf of Mexico, and the study reveals that the favored feeding sites for the endangered turtles overlap with the most-...