Avalon Theisen, 11, receives national honors for advancing the cause of lizards and frogs in the world of humans.
The heavy rains have soaked the Tampa Bay area, making it fertile territory for mushrooms and insects. And, mosquitoes are right behind.
Swiftmud will discuss a plan for expanded hunting in Cypress Creek Preserve, Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve and Green Swamp West at 6 p.m. today in Plant City.
County and state officials will meet this afternoon to discuss the large sinkhole that has formed at a county landfill.
They've been falling for weeks on area landscapes, pelting cars and even people who dare to walk under oaks.
Lawyer Steve Yerrid says the finger-pointing has officially begun with BP's version of events.
BP spent more than $93 million on advertising as it tried to clean up from the massive oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico, according to federal lawmakers.
The Arctic Sunrise, a 50-meter long icebreaker owned by Greenpeace, is about to head out to sea for nearly three months to study the wide-ranging effects that 172 million gallons of oil has on the Gulf of Mexico.
BP and the Coast Guard call them meetings to discuss "right-sizing'' future oil response operations in the Panhandle. Officials there, however, fear there might be another purpose behind the sessions.
Researchers from the University of South Florida will head back into the Gulf of Mexico later today for another research mission related to the nation's largest oil disaster.
Just because the oil was cleaned up from the beaches doesn't mean it's gone. The opposite is true, a University of South Florida professor says.
A town hall meeting is on tap this evening to discuss plans for the long-term restoration of the Gulf of Mexico after the nation's worst oil disaster.