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My 8-Year-Old’s Determination to Help Dolphins

During November, in honor of Thanksgiving, it seems quite popular to engage in the “Gratitude project,” an online movement in which participants express appreciation each day for something or someone …

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Tampa Mayor: RNC Pedal Bus “Signature Project”

Tampa officials and organizers of the Republican National Convention on Tuesday unveiled a new mode of transportation for conventioneers: a pedal bus. The free, healthy and shaded "bus-cycle" carries …

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Miracle Turtle Released in Ocean (Video)

A loggerhead turtle that was hit several times by boats and split open was recently released after a full recovery. The poor turtle was found in very poor condition stranded on a beach, but it was tak…

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You Say Tomato, I Say Pesticide-Laden, Unsavory Fruit of Slave Labor

For most of the country, the dawning of the tomato season is upon us. Proud backyard gardeners are strolling out to their tomato plants to find the beginnings of red globes and heirloom varieties sign…

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Dengue Fever Appears in Miami After 50 Years

A case of dengue fever has been documented in the Miami area recently for the first time in about fifty years. The disease is transmitted to humans by mosquito bites. Aedes aegypti is the species of m…

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Oil Found Deep in Gulf’s Water and Food Chain

Researchers from the University of South Florida found oil in plankton in the northern Gulf. Plankton are tiny organisms which many larger species such as fish consume in order to stay alive. If plank…

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Lionfish Female Can Release 2 Million Eggs Yearly

Recently a NOAA article about lionfish noted the potential for lionfish populations in U.S. waters to increase greatly, "They have no known predators and can reproduce rapidly, a mature female release…

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$89 Million for Everglades Wetlands Restoration

In the Northern Everglades at Fisheating Creek, the US Dept. of Agriculture is cooperating with four local landowners to begin restoring the wild wetlands. Watershed easement acquisitions on over 20,0…

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Gentle Giant Manatee (video)

While we are all so caught up in the terrible things happening around the globe, take a moment to watch this peaceful video of the gentle manatee. Sadly, there aren't many of them left. Rel…

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Oiled Dolphin Rescue Attempt Fails

In the Pensacola area, near Fort Pickens, a young oiled dolphin beached itself. A woman visiting from Arkansas saw the dolphin and tried to wipe off the oil. She and her family were in the water with …

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