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A Burmese python is seen on display at the registration event and press conference for the start of the 2013 Python Challenge (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Burmese Pythons Hatching All Over Southwest Florida, Increasing Threat To Wildlife

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – Burmese python eggs are hatching all over Southwest Florida, increasing the threat to the native wildlife species. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is asking for help in locating the […]

CBS Tampa–07/15/2014

Scientists say data suggests the Earth's magnetic field could be ready to flip. (Nasa/Getty Images)

Data: Earth’s Magnetic Field Weakening 10 Times Faster Than Originally Thought

European astronomers say the Earth’s magnetic field could flip so that compasses would point south.

CBS Tampa–07/09/2014

File photo of beach. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Health Officials Warn Residents, Tourists Of Sweltering Heat

Florida health officials are warning residents and tourists to guard against sweltering heat this July Fourth weekend.

CBS Tampa–07/04/2014

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Researchers Find Pesticides May Increase Chances Of Having Autistic Child

A recent autism study found that pregnant women who lived near farms where pesticides were used had a two-thirds higher risk of having children with autism.

CBS Tampa–06/26/2014

File photo of wasps. (credit: MICHAEL URBAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Thousands Of Wasps Attack Father, Son Walking Through Woods

A father and son are hospitalized after getting attacked by thousands of wasps.

CBS Tampa–06/24/2014

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State Officials Urge Floridians To Guard Against Mosquitoes

The biting bugs can carry debilitating diseases and pose an elevated threat to public health during the state’s rainy season.

CBS Tampa–06/15/2014

File photo of damage caused by a tornado. (MIRA OBERMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Florida More Vulnerable To Twisters Than Midwest

Oklahoma and Kansas may have the reputation as tornado hot spots, but Florida and the rest of the Southeast are far more vulnerable to killer twisters, a new analysis shows.

CBS Tampa–06/15/2014

A five-foot-long boa constrictor has invaded an upscale Florida neighborhood. (MAURICIO DUENAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Boa Constrictor Invades Fla. Neighborhood

A five-foot-long boa constrictor has invaded an upscale neighborhood, according to WFLX.

CBS Tampa–06/12/2014

File photo of a cat. (Photo by: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Coyote Responsible For Cat Deaths In Central Florida

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Two cats recently found dead in central Florida appear to have been killed by a coyote. A geneticist with the University of Florida says DNA testing was specific for canids, a […]

CBS Tampa–06/08/2014

A rescued Black Bear reaches for a treat. (credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Florida Officials Using Donuts To Help Count Bears Statewide

Florida officials will use donuts to manage their black bear population.

CBS Tampa–06/04/2014