Rebecca Renner

Rebecca Renner is a freelance writer and editor living in Boynton Beach, Florida.

A small blue heron catches a fish in a marsh in the Florida Everglades.

Why Planned Oil Drilling in the Everglades Has Florida Cities Worried

A Florida appeals court has approved exploratory oil drilling in the Everglades, prompting worries about Miami’s water supply and risks to the wetland ecosystem.

Toxic algae collects at a dam on a river in Florida.

Can Florida’s Toxic Algae Be Stopped?

The algae blooms pose risks to humans and marine animals—and to Florida’s tourism-dependent economy.