Nancy Klingener covers the Florida Keys for WLRN. Since moving to South Florida in 1989, she has worked for the Miami Herald, Solares Hill newspaper and the Monroe County Public Library.
She is a Spring 2014 graduate of the Transom Story Workshop. She is on the board of the Key West Literary Seminar.
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, cruise ships have been shut down. In Key West, Fla., which has been long dependent on tourism, local officials have noticed cleaner water and fewer crowds.
Scientists thought Florida's native flamingo population had been hunted out of existence by the 19th century plume trade. A new study suggests the birds have been there all along.
Residents of these islands have waged many campaigns against disease-carrying mosquitoes. But there's still not much agreement at public meetings about how the mosquitoes should be controlled.
There's been plenty of debate about Civil War monuments since the church shootings in Charleston, S.C. In Key West, a Confederate memorial is being fixed up, while a new Union memorial is being added.