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Oceanographer Fabien Cousteau attends the 5th annual Swedish-American Chamber Of Commerce Green Summit - From Farm To Fork at Goldman Sachs on October 3, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

Fabien Cousteau Plans 31-Day Underwater Mission

Like viewers worldwide, Fabien Cousteau was entranced by his famous grandfather’s films about marine life and human exploration underwater. Now he’s adding to his family’s sea stories with a 31-day underwater expedition in the Florida Keys.

CBS Tampa–06/01/2014

File photo of a hurricane. (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

5 Things To Know About Hurricane Season

Tampa Bay, FL (AP) – Starting this hurricane season, forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami will begin dropping small drones into storms in the hope they can learn more about how storms […]

CBS Tampa–05/27/2014

File photo of a mosquito. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Health Officials Warn About Viral Mosquito Disease

The Florida Department of Health is warning residents about a viral mosquito-borne disease.

CBS Tampa–05/17/2014

Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy, taken on October 29, 2012, shows the storm over the northeastern United States and eastern Canada. (Photo: NASA via Getty Images)

Study: Tropical Storms Shifting Toward North And South Poles

TAMPA (CBS Tampa) – Tropical storms aren’t so tropical any more, says a new study reported on by Live Science. An analysis of historical storm data shows the average latitude at which tropical cyclones reach their maximum intensity […]

CBS Tampa–05/14/2014

Two recent research papers suggest the massive West Antarctica ice sheet has begun melting, with catastrophic consequences for global coastlines. (Photo: VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Researchers: Catastrophic Collapse Of West Antarctic Ice Sheet Begins

Unstoppable melting could mean 11-13 feet sea-level rise by the end of the century.

CBS Tampa–05/13/2014

Global warming has affected some regions of the earth more than others, with the uneven temperatures showing that while some regions have warmed, others actually cooled.  (Photo Credit: Jordan Spielman)

Study: Global Warming Changes Uneven, Some Regions Have Cooled

Global warming has affected some regions of the earth more than others, with the uneven temperatures showing that while some regions have warmed, others actually cooled.

CBS Tampa–05/05/2014

Brown bear cubs play with their mother, Mia, at a wildlife park on April 27, 2007, in Poing, Germany. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

Wildlife Agency Kills Several Bears After Attack

LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — A wildlife officer fatally shot several bears that exhibited dangerous behavior during an investigation of an attack in a central Florida neighborhood. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said […]

CBS Tampa–04/14/2014

A group of children watch a black bear a

Bears Are Leaving Winter Dens, Looking For Food

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida wildlife officials are warning residents to be on the lookout for bears on the move. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says bears are leaving their winter dens and […]

CBS Tampa–04/13/2014

18 state reps asking Obama administration to add 5 types of giant snakes to an existing federal python ban. (Getty Images)

Rare Snake From Puerto Rico Found In Florida Shipment

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s hotline for reporting sightings of invasive species led to the recovery of an endangered snake native to Puerto Rico. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, a Tampa […]

CBS Tampa–04/13/2014

Mike Jachles stopped to look for gators along Alligator Alley where he was bit on his foot by a pit viper. (Getty Images)

Man Watching Alligators Gets Bitten By Snake

Mike Jachles got out of his car in Alligator Alley when he was bitten on the foot by a pit viper, say officials.

04/12/2014