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Florida Hero Rebuilds Endangered Coral Reefs

Over a 40 year span, scuba enthusiast Ken Nedimyer watched helplessly as two of the most important corals went into drastic decline. Today, they...
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Florida Couple Finds Homes for 7,000 Greyhounds Retired From Racing

A retired Florida couple has helped thousands of greyhounds find new homes after the dogs' racing careers have ended. In the past 15 years, Dennis...
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Florida Couple Finds Homes for 7,000 Greyhounds Retired From Racing

A retired Florida couple has helped thousands of greyhounds find new homes after the dogs' racing careers have ended. In the past 15 years,...
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Judge Blocks Florida Law Gagging Doctors’ Gun Talk

A U.S. federal judge on Wednesday blocked a Florida law limiting what doctors can say about guns to their patients, saying it violated free...
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Thousands Flock to Florida to Watch Final Space Shuttle Launch (Video)

Emotions ran high at the final launch of NASA's 30-year Space Shuttle program which brought out hundreds of thousands to Florida's "Space Coast" to...
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A Year After Gulf Oil Spill, Florida Sees A Comeback

It must be spring break in Panama City because here and in other beach towns along Florida's panhandle, hotel and restaurant owners are smiling...
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Small Florida Fish Back From Brink of Extinction

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is upgrading the status of the Okaloosa darter from endangered to threatened saying that the population is being...
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Encouraging News For Florida Panther Population

A dozen cubs were born recently in 4 panther dens found in palmetto thickets in Picayune Strand State Forest, Florida wildlife officials report. The...
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4000 Sea Turtles Saved from Florida Frost

Upward of 4,000 sea turtles were rescued within days of a severe cold snap hitting Florida, which stunned the turtles into a chilled...
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Florida Man Exonerated After 35 Years Behind Bars

Florida resident James Bain was exonerated and released from prison Thursday, after spending 35 years behind bars for a wrongful conviction. Bain had spent more...
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Wayward Manatee is Flown Back to Florida

In a journey familiar to retirees but not sea mammals, Ilya the wayward manatee flew south for the winter Thursday after being rescued...
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Florida Students are Heroes Halfway Around the World

They tossed pies, served spaghetti and walked miles to raise nickels, dimes and quarters. It added up to $93,450 -- enough to build 11 schools...
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Florida Talks Tough for Turtles

Florida wildlife officials have tentatively approved a new rule that will impose the nation's strongest measures to protect freshwater turtles in the...
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Optimism Boosts Florida Housing Market

In January, Lee County, Florida, which includes Cape Coral, registered a 43 percent increase in home sales compared to a year earlier. In a...
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Florida Panther Numbers on the Rise

Encouraging news about the elusive Florida panther is found in a new report released by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which...

Florida Encouraging Sea Scallop Population

"This summer, Sarasota County is partnering with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute to plant a future population of local sea scallops hoping...
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Marine Saves Iraq Dog Giving it New Florida Home

It all started with simple acts of kindness toward an abused and injured dog, just one more victim in the war in Iraq. Then,...
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Florida Manatee Deaths Decreased in 2007

Endangered manatee deaths in Florida waters dropped by 24 percent in 2007, says the state's Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. (Reuters News)...

Water Reuse Helps Drought-Stricken Florida Wetlands

"South Florida is one of the wettest regions in the country, but this year it's caught in a severe drought. Now, a project uses...

Florida to Introduce Tough Greenhouse Gas Targets

Florida is setting new emissions targets for power companies, cars and trucks and will toughen conservation goals for state agencies while requiring government vehicles...