Spiders are quite literally all around us. A recent entomological survey of North Carolina homes turned up spiders in 100 percent of them, including 68 percent of bathrooms and more than three-quarters of bedrooms. There's a good chance at least one spider is staring at you right now, sizing you up from a darkened …
NEW SMYRNA BEACH — Beach patrol officials say a shark bit the foot of a surfer along Florida's Atlantic coastline.
Last year, state wildlife biologists said that they had spotted what they believed to be a female panther north of the Caloosahatchee River for the first time since 1973, a promising sign for the future of an endangered species that has been cooped up in the state's southwestern region for decades.
Nearly a year ago, lovers of the Weeki Wachee River — concerned that it was overcrowded with kayaks, muddied by public use, sanded over by drifting sediment and clouded by nutrient-fed algae — mobilized like never before.
OLDSMAR — A Tampa Bay gator found itself down in the gutters or, well, the storm drain, in a residential neighborhood, according to a video posted to Facebook on Monday.
Watch this playful pod of dolphins leap and swim along in the wake of a boat off Captiva.
MIAMI BEACH — Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said Thursday that the state anticipates winning its fight against flesh-eating maggots threatening endangered deer in the Florida Keys.
IMMOKALEE — Authorities say a Florida panther has been found dead from an apparent vehicle strike in southwest Florida.
Four environmental groups filed suit Wednesday against the Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for authorizing 50,000 acres of phosphate mining in central Florida that the groups said violates the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act.
ST. PETERSBURG — The city is repairing its sewer system after last year's hurricanes overwhelmed the antiquated system and caused tens of millions of gallons of sewage to flow into streets, waterways and especially the Tampa Bay.