Chad Gillis, The News-Press

Chad Gillis

The News-Press

Fort Myers, FL, United States

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Recent:
  • The News-Press
  • Herald-Tribune
  • USA TODAY
  • Naples Daily News
Past:
  • The Palm Beach Post
  • TCPalm
  • Yahoo Finance
  • Indianapolis Star
  • Knoxville News Sentinel
  • The Tennessean
  • 10 News Tampa Bay
  • KGW News
  • KING 5 News
  • KTVB.COM
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Recent articles by Chad:

Rare sight: Female Florida panther, kitten caught on camera north of Caloosahatchee

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the state biologists recently recorded a female Florida panther with a 4- to 5-month old kitten in tow. → Read More

Someone is killing Florida dolphins

A $20,000 reward is being offered after a dolphin was shot in the head and killed in the Gulf of Mexico. → Read More

Florida dolphin killings: $20K reward offered after shootings

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration offered a reward for information leading to an arrest after dolphins were found shot. → Read More

Law enforcement offers $20K reward for information on dead dolphin

A $20,0000 reward is being offered by NOAA for information that leads to civil penalties or a criminal arrest of dolphin killer. → Read More

Federal government chips away at Everglades short-fall, but many want more funding

Few Everglades projects have been completed, and some critics say it's because the federal government has fallen so far behind on the 50-50 cost share project. → Read More

Current Florida panther road kill pace would double state record

The current pace of road kills would more than double the current record of 34 vehicle deaths set in 2016. But that's unlikely to happen. → Read More

Will the heat wave smashing records in Southwest Florida continue this week? Here's what experts say.

Naples hit 89 degrees Sunday, breaking its record for a Jan. 12 by 4 degrees and setting an all-time high for any day in January. → Read More

Florida sets new record for manatee boat kills, Lee County leads state

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission unofficial records say 137, or 23%, of documented deaths were cause by boat collisions. → Read More

Florida panther road kills, overall deaths down in 2019

Florida panthers deaths from vehicle collisions are down but that could mean more panthers roaming freely across the state. → Read More

Florida panther road kills, overall deaths down in 2019

Florida panthers deaths from vehicle collisions are down but that could mean more panthers roaming freely across the state. → Read More

Latest front makes this December third wettest on record for Fort Myers

Nearly 6 inches of precipitation has dropped on the area this month. That's almost four times the average tally, according to NWS records. → Read More

Great white sharks traveling south — some into the Gulf of Mexico — for winter

Several large white sharks tracked by OCEARCH have moved into the Gulf of Mexico over the past month, and more are expected as ocean temperatures in the northern Atlantic drop over the winter. → Read More

NOAA, local scientists tracking new, different algae bloom in Caloosahatchee River

A combination of a blue-green algae outbreak in the Caloosahatchee and a red tide in the Gulf of Mexico wiped out coastal wildlife last year. → Read More

Water School groundbreaking stirs energy at Florida Gulf Coast University

The 116,000-square-foot, $58 million building will be the largest on campus, Mike Martin said, and is scheduled to be completed in 2021. → Read More

Gov. DeSantis pitches water quality website he says will help public better understand algae blooms, water quality issues

Gov. Ron DeSantis visited Stuart and Bonita Springs to talk about protectfloridatogether.gov, a site that will at first focus on the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers and Lake Okeechobee. → Read More

Tropical Storm Nestor may have pushed red tide inland across Southwest Florida with onshore winds

Tropical Storm Nestor may have also pushed inland a red tide bloom that's been lingering off the coast for several weeks. → Read More

Tarpon Bay Beach on Sanibel closed to swimming, wading after high bacteria levels recorded

The Florida Department of Health in Lee County is recommending that people don't visit Tarpon Bay Beach as bacteria levels are too high for public safety. → Read More

Is the rainy season over already?

Lee and Collier are about 4.6 inches below average rainfall for the month, and it looks like October will start off dry as well. → Read More

Blue-Green Algae Task Force: DEP should be involved in septic tank permitting

Task force members said DEP should be involved in the septic tank permitting process and that the agency should develop a monitoring system to make sure tanks are leaking too many nutrients. → Read More

Blue-Green Algae Task Force: DEP should be involved in septic tank permitting

Task force members said DEP should be involved in the septic tank permitting process and that the agency should develop a monitoring system to make sure tanks are leaking too many nutrients. → Read More