Environmentalists Sue Over Bear Hunt

Jul 31, 2015

Environmentalists filed suit Friday against the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission seeking to stop the state’s first bear hunt in two decades.

This Red Cockaded woodpecker is listed as endangered.
LHatter / WFSU News

They live in trees, hammer constantly, and are also represented by a wily, and beloved cartoon character. The woodpecker is a key feature of North Florida, and researchers are looking into how fire helps some woodpeckers continue to thrive.

EPA explains its new Clean Water Act Rule in infographics

Florida is once again suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over water policy. The latest fight comes after the EPA announced new rules expanding its authority to govern water bodies. 


Over the heated objections of animal rights activists, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted Wednesday to approve the first bear hunting season in two decades and critics are already threatening lawsuits.

Pine Trees in a Forest
Lars Hammar

Environmentalists have announced a lawsuit against Florida for the way lawmakers divvied up money tied to the state’s new conservation amendment.