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EPA Honors Winners of 2013 Campus RainWorks Challenge / University of Florida and Kansas State University lead in innovative design of green infrastructure on campus (HQ, FL, KS, MI, MS)

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WASHINGTON ? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the four winners of its second annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a design challenge created to engage college and university students in reinventing our water infrastructure and developing innovative green infrastruct...

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on Apr 23, 2014 at 03:55 AM

Florida Senator holds Miami Beach hearing on rising sea level

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MIAMI BEACH (Reuters) - Climate change is already impacting south Florida coastal communities, which could see a three-foot rise in sea level by the end of the century, a panel of officials and scientists testified at a Senate hearing on Miami Beach on Tuesday.

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on Apr 23, 2014 at 03:50 AM

Booming demand pushes Florida to limit sea cucumber harvest

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MIAMI (Reuters) - Florida is capping the number of sea cucumbers that fisherman can pull from state waters after booming Asian demand led to four times as many being harvested in 2013 compared to previous years.

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on Apr 17, 2014 at 09:21 PM
Bail set for suspect in Flo...

Bail set for suspect in Florida day care crash

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A judge has set bail at $100,000 for a man accused in a crash that killed a 4-year-old girl and injured 14 people at a central Florida day care center.

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on Apr 15, 2014 at 12:22 PM
Florida Lawmakers Proposing...

Florida Lawmakers Proposing a Salve for Ailing Springs

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An effort to clean up waterways plagued by agricultural runoff and other pollutants is meeting some legislative opposition.

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on Apr 15, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Miami on List of 25 U.S. Cities with the Most ENERGY STAR Buildings in the United States (FL)

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ATLANTA ? Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its sixth annual list of the 25 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings and the city of Miami ranked eighteenth. The list demonstrates the economic and environmental benefits achieved by facility o...

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on Apr 12, 2014 at 02:02 PM

Suspect in deadly Fla. day care crash to remain in jail

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A man who authorities say drove an SUV that crashed into another vehicle, sending it spinning into a daycare center where a girl was killed and 14 people were injured, was ordered Friday to stay in jail until a judge can determine whether he is a flight risk.

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on Apr 12, 2014 at 01:53 PM

'Million Orchid' project to revive native Florida flowers

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MIAMI (Reuters) - Inside a small bright lab, nestled behind sprawling Banyan trees in Miami's Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, scientists and volunteers tend to tens of thousands of just-germinated orchids tucked in glass bottles.

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on Apr 12, 2014 at 01:51 PM

EPA Honors Six Florida Organizations with 2014 Energy Star Awards (FL)

(via yosemite.epa.gov)

ATLANTA ? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring six organizations in Florida with 2014 Energy Star awards. A total of 127 organizations will be honored for their commitment to protecting the environment through superior energy effi...

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on Apr 09, 2014 at 07:59 PM

Storm forces evacuation of spectators, delay of Florida car race

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(Reuters) - A powerful storm in Florida forced the delay of the St. Petersburg Grand Prix car race and the evacuation of spectators from the grandstands on Saturday, said organizers who were working on a revised schedule of the three-day IndyCar event.

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on Mar 30, 2014 at 10:51 PM