Florida Cabinet lifts legal ruling that prohibited Miami-Dade from constructing a major highway through the Everglades

American Alligator swimming in the Everglades – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Mark_Kostich A highway may soon be erected across Florida’s most recognizable national park after Gov. Ron DeSantis, and the Florida Cabinet lifted a rule protecting the Everglades’ wetlands from being touched. On Tuesday, Florida legislators lifted a legal ruling that previously blocked Miami-Dade

Florida Citrus Industry catches big break with appeals court decision to block harmful pesticide

Orange Farm – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by SchnepfDesign Florida citrus growers and farmers received pleasing news after an appeals court ruling overturned federal approval of a controversial pesticide that industry experts and supporters believe will aid the fight against a crop disease that has ravaged the citrus community in the state.  For years, the

If Florida isn’t the mosquito Capital of the U.S. then who is?

Woman hiking and putting on bug spray – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by encierro Any Florida resident will tell you mosquitoes are a nuisance and that they are likely bitten thousands of times throughout the course of the year unless they stay inside the house.  A recent study conducted by pest control company Orkin revealed

Florida’s Manatee population is declining at an alarming rate—water conditions are to blame

Courtesy: Image by PublicDomainImages from Pixabay According to a recent Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission report, Florida’s manatee population is facing a sharp decline that could break historic records. Florida’s manatees, “sea cows” as they are called, are dying off at unprecedented rates in 2021, and experts believe the cause extends further beyond the

Floridian’s Guide to watching the Super Flower Blood Moon Eclipse on May 26

Total lunar eclipse 2015 – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Chris Harwood We are sure you are familiar with the age-old adage “The early bird gets the worm.”  Tomorrow, Florida residents who practice this saying will be in for a rare treat—a supermoon eclipse! For those who have troubles waking up early but want to

Save the Turtles: Florida’s Largest Sea Turtle Rescue Organization will face 60% staff reduction due to FWC permit ruling

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Julian Wiskemann Save the turtles is more than just a movement, it’s a lifestyle for many who put their life’s work towards saving the endangered species. According to a press release this morning from the Sea Turtle Oversight Protection (S.T.O.P), the organization revealed that on April 28, 2021, Florida Fish

Is Florida the next Coffee King? UF Scientists believe climate change could soon allow farmers to grow coffee beans

Coffee Berries – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Aedka Studio Florida has been known as a major player in the citrus farming sector for decades, namely because of its production of orange juice and citrus products. In fact, in most seasons, Florida produces more than 90 percent of the country’s supply of orange juice and

Orlando-based Coral Sanctuary is home to the Nation’s Largest coral rescue effort

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by videotrinkets One Florida coral sanctuary is fighting the good fight against a bacterial disease that is rapidly affecting Florida coast’s vibrant, prickly, and brain-looking coral reef ecosystem. The Florida Coral Rescue Center in Orlando is dedicated to understanding, studying, and revitalizing Florida’s declining coral reef population out of an enigmatic

Florida crews working to prevent ‘Catastrophic’ flood situation in Manatee County phosphate mine

Governor Ron DeSantis addressing the Piney Point water situation – Courtesy: Chris O’Meara/AP A significant toxic wastewater leak was discovered last week Friday at a former phosphate plant located at Piney Point in Manatee County. After the leak was discovered, Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for the entire county and ordered the

AccuWeather reveals busy but less hectic 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast

Hurricane Laura over the Gulf of Mexico. Courtesy: (NOAA via AP) It was not long ago that the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season cast a dark shadow along Florida’s coast and the Gulf of Mexico. The record-breaking storm season produced 30 named storms, 12 of which made landfall in the continental U.S., according to the National