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Everglades

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  • Trapped Florida whales have disappeared, may be free in deep water

    Trapped Florida whales have disappeared, may be free in deep water
    Wildlife experts said Friday that most of the 50 pilot whales caught in shallow waters of the Florida Everglades this week had disappeared, a sign that they have likely swam off to their deep-water home.  A rescue team on Wednesday found dozens of...
  • A hopeful turn for whales stranded in Everglades

    A hopeful turn for whales stranded in Everglades
    Brian Sanders, a charter boat captain in Everglades National Park in Florida, was returning from a fishing expedition when he thought he saw black kayaks trying to come ashore. After moving closer, he realized the strange black forms were pilot whales...
  • Lost whales move to safer Everglades waters; deaths rise to 11

    Lost whales move to safer Everglades waters; deaths rise to 11
    Another whale trapped in shallow waters in Everglades National Park was found dead Thursday, but the survivors in the pod continued to swim into deeper waters, increasing their chances of survival. On Thursday, one more pilot whale was found dead and...
  • Vice President Biden welcomes back EPA workers with muffins

    Vice President Biden welcomes back EPA workers with muffins
    WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden rolled out the welcome mat to returning Environmental Protection Agency workers furloughed during the 16-day shutdown, offering muffins and his hope that Washington can avoid a repeat of the budget battle in three...
  • PASSINGS: Frank Tripucka, Reiko Douglas, A.C. Crispin, Rep. E. Clay Shaw

    PASSINGS: Frank Tripucka, Reiko Douglas, A.C. Crispin, Rep. E. Clay Shaw
    Frank Tripucka Broncos quarterback in first AFL season Frank Tripucka, 85, who quarterbacked the Denver Broncos in their inaugural AFL season and later allowed his No. 18 to be unretired so Peyton Manning could wear it, died Thursday in Woodland Park,...
  • Python, more than 18 feet long, sets new record in Florida

    Python, more than 18 feet long, sets new record in Florida
    A record-setting Burmese python nearly 19 feet in length was captured and killed in a rural part of Miami-Dade County, officials announced this week. Measuring 18 feet 8 inches, it is the longest Burmese python that has ever been found in the area....
  • Bat-eating spiders: Bat death traps on all continents but one

     
    Bat-eating spiders are virtually everywhere, a new study has found. The only place bats are safe from these grasping arachnids ......
  • 68 pythons found — gulp!

     
    Even if you're not Indiana Jones, snakes can set your teeth on edge. So, those of us terrified of snakes ......
  • Not Just for Kids: 'Chomp' by Carl Hiaasen

    Not Just for Kids: 'Chomp' by Carl Hiaasen
    Chomp: A Novel Carl Hiaasen Alfred A. Knopf: 304 pp., $16.99, ages 10 and up South Florida is known for many things: Alligators, orange groves and the writer who spins the area's most sensational attributes into even more sensational story lines, Carl...
  • Wisconsin recall: Petition names go public despite security fears

     
    Wisconsin recall petitions have been posted online. The recall petitions contain more than 1 million names asking to recall Gov. Scott Walker and four state senators; some signers have suggested the disclosures might affect their personal security....
  • Police raid 5-story New York pot farm, an indoor marijuana jungle

     
    Indoor pot farm: Police raid a large pot farm found in an otherwise unremarkable Bronx building; some neighbors seemed stunned by the discovery....