Florida

Forecast Florida: BP Oil Spill Now Being Tracked in Two Directions

NOAA’s BP oil spill response page is now featuring not one but two BP oil spill maps. The first one highlights the projected devastation in Louisiana, where winds from the …

Tar Balls Wash Ashore in Florida Keys

Two alarming new pieces of evidence that the BP oil spill is spreading well beyond the Gulf Coast. The first is this photo from NASA, showing a plume of oil …

BP Oil Spill Already Heading for Florida Keys?

Is the BP oil spill is already realizing one worst-case scenario? Citing computer models, satellite images & an eyewitness account, University of South Florida researchers say currents are picking up …

Sat PM Gulf Coast Oil Spill Update: Slick Triples in Size

From the Associated Press: The oil slick over the water’s surface appeared to triple in size over the past two days, which could indicate an increase in the rate that …

NWF Moves to Protect Florida’s Sea Turtles

Stephen Colbert isn’t the only one who can put people on notice. Today the National Wildlife Federation and Florida Wildlife Federation notified the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that we’ll …

Unusual Occurrence: Whale Sharks Off Alabama Coast

Whale sharks, the largest of all fish, are rarely spotted and when they are — it is in deep water.  So what brings them to Alabama? Ben Raines at AL.com reports: “But …

Wood Storks Make Rare Appearances In Arkansas

Wood stork populations have been increasing in Florida and other gulf states but they also seem to be moving up to Arkansas these days. Joe Mosby at the Cabin.net reports: …

The Everglades’ New Python Problem: What Are The Facts?

In just the past five years, the Florida Everglades have become full of thousands of pythons. This development, in concert with the recent death of a small child by an escaped …

Wherever You Live, Changing Climate is Shifting Spring

The Associated Press has a great roundup the local impacts of a delayed spring thanks to climate change: The capital’s famous cherry trees are primed to burst out in a …

Unscripted New Hampshire

This fall and winter I was lucky enough to be a small part of an increasingly sizable contingent of conservationists who have tried to elevate global warming to Tier One …

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