‘TROUBLED WATERS’

WLRN’s new documentary “Troubled Waters: Turtle’s Tale” explores the impact of human behavior on our environment — as seen through the lens of one of the Keys’...

Mote scientist to receive prestigious award at Nation’s Capitol

Erinn Muller’s coral and disease research is catching the attention of many in Florida, the U.S. and around the world. The science director of Mote’s Elizabeth Moore Center...

Rare bird attracts birders from around the country to Grassy Key

By Callie Guillory By 8 a.m. on July 23, only a handful of birders were still milling around the intersection of Peachtree and Morton streets on Grassy Key....

Turtles, wildlife brought Bette Zirkelbach to the Keys

Marathon High School may have its own cheerleading squad, but just down the road there’s a self-described “cheerleader for turtles.” Meet Bette Zirkelbach, manager of The Turtle...

‘Florida Man’ wins!

Marathon’s Rachel Bowman was personally recruited to take a spot on the “Florida Man” team for this past weekend’s Emerald Coast Open, formerly the Lionfish World Tournament....

Florida Bay depends on Everglades Restoration

Over one hundred years ago, as the first shovel of muck was removed from the River of Grass to turn Florida’s swamp into liquid gold, the state...

FWC encourages homeowners to kill green iguanas

The public perception of the green iguana has gone from oddity to nuisance to invasive exotic. And the Florida Wildlife Commission (FWC) is urging the public, in...

Turtle Hospital teams up with veteran combat divers for science, for good

In the Florida Keys, most divers enter the water to go after lobster, fish, or maybe just some underwater scenery. But what about diving for … turtles? Enter...

Penguins, elephants and conchs … what global environmental flux means to us

By Karuna Eberl part 2 of 2 Recently an ice shelf collapsed in the Antarctic, bringing the disappearance of the second largest colony of emperor penguins, thousands of chicks...

NATURAL CRISIS: 4 ways to promote biodiversity in the Keys

By Karuna Eberl Part 1 of 2 Since most of us don’t have time to make sense of it, here’s the summary of the UN’s report on the state...