Turtle Mound, the tallest shell mound in the mainland United States, is an example of what it looks like when proactive measures are taken to preserve and monitor a coastal mound. But for this mound and hundreds of Indigenous cultural sites in Florida, archeologists are asking how long they can race against erosion.
Q&A: Why should we care about the threat of sea level rise to Florida’s cultural sites?
Why should people care about the threat of sea level rise to Florida coastal cultural sites while dealing with present dangers like a global pandemic? What lessons can other coastal places draw from Florida?
Rising Seas Threaten Cultural Sites
From centuries-old cemeteries to indigenous shell mounds, we look at what historic and heritage sites mean to Floridians.
7 Must-Read Florida Stories
We salute these hard-working journalists who endeavor to tell the critical stories of our beloved state.
Florida has a Manatee Crisis
We explain the backstory and proposed solutions, with help from Florida photographer Jason Gulley.
Everglades Restoration Explained
The current status of Everglades restoration is complicated, so we’ll break it down.
Florida’s Climate Crisis: Experts React to Dire United Nations Report
Here, experts react to the UN’s report and tell us what it means for Florida.
A Q&A with Ann McCutchan
In letters and papers, Ann McCutchan delves into the origins of the Pulitzer-Prize winning author’s artistry in her new book “The Life She Wished to Live: A Biography of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Author of The Yearling.”
6 Books for Your Summer Reading List
Here we give your our team picks for 2021.
The River Has Teeth
As a child, Stephenie Livingston encountered an alligator snapping turtle in the dark waters of the Suwannee River. When she became a science journalist later in life, she realized the alligator turtle was a symbol of the resilience of the river itself.