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Florida power utilities fear return of Green Governor' Crist

(via reuters.us.feedsportal.com)

MIAMI (Reuters) - When Charlie Crist last governed Florida, his green energy and climate policies made him few friends among the state's powerful electricity corporations.

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on Sep 01, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Florida schools make play for scholastic chess curriculum

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By Zachary Fagenson FORT LAUDERDALE Fla. (Reuters) - Leaning over chess boards in the middle of classes, seven- and eight-year-olds in one of Florida's largest school districts furrow their brows as they plot moves toward a checkmate. The chess games are part of a weekly lesson given to all 34,000 second- and third-graders in Broward County Public Schools, the sixth-biggest district in the nati...

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on Aug 30, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Florida man caught killing, and eating, threatened tortoises

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MIAMI (Reuters) - Wildlife authorities in Florida caught a man who killed and ate 15 gopher tortoises and planned to slaughter 11 more of the threatened reptiles, a spokeswoman said on Thursday.

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on Aug 28, 2014 at 07:20 PM
Florida man caught killing,...

Florida man caught killing, and eating, threatened tortoises

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By Daniel Wallis MIAMI (Reuters) - Wildlife authorities in Florida caught a man who killed and ate 15 gopher tortoises and planned to slaughter 11 more of the threatened reptiles, a spokeswoman said on Thursday. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said a tip-off led an officer to woods in Citrus County on Florida's west coast where he found tire tracks and shells dumped on the...

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on Aug 28, 2014 at 06:50 PM
Linkage: SkyRise Miami Gets...

Linkage: SkyRise Miami Gets Voter Approval; Other Junk!

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· SkyRise Miami passes, but is it really better than a Downtown Soccer stadium? · Parking debate happening in Wynwood right now · South Florida home price gains slowing down · Boca Raton's first downtown hotel moving closer to...

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on Aug 27, 2014 at 02:21 PM

Lightning strike kills police dog in Florida

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MIAMI (Reuters) - A lightning strike apparently killed a police dog in northern Florida after the animal was left in a kennel during a thunderstorm, the local police department said on Tuesday.

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on Aug 26, 2014 at 07:20 PM

The 'Greening' Of Florida Citrus Means Less Green In Growers' Pockets

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Orange juice sales are at their lowest point in 10 years. Florida's citrus industry is reeling from a disease called "greening," while consumers face dozens of other choices in the supermarket aisle.

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on Aug 26, 2014 at 01:50 PM

A Florida first: Crocodile attacks couple during late-night dip

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MIAMI (Reuters) - A Miami man remained hospitalized in serious condition after a crocodile for the first time in Florida history attacked a pair of late-night swimmers near an upscale suburb, a wildlife official said on Monday.

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on Aug 25, 2014 at 11:20 PM
Let's Keep Florida Breathable

Let's Keep Florida Breathable

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Pamela Rivera, Latino Engagement Associate / Program Assistant, Washington, D.C.:Last week former environmental officials released a statement supporting Governor Rick Scott’s “Let’s Keep Florida Beautiful” conservation plan. While conservation is a worthy goal, it will mean very little if state leaders like Governor Scott don’t also develop a plan...

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on Aug 25, 2014 at 10:52 PM
At least 400 Florida beachg...

At least 400 Florida beachgoers stung by jellyfish

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Jellyfish stung at least 400 Florida beachgoers over the weekend, prompting lifeguards to raise purple flags warning of hazardous marine life off the state's east coast, authorities said on Monday. All you can see are the ones on shore," said Volusia County Beach Safety Captain Tammy Marris. Jellyfish stings can be dangerous or fatal in rare cases in which the victim is severely allergic t...

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on Aug 25, 2014 at 10:50 PM