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  • Miami Beach is Taking Rising Sea Levels Very Seriously

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    The debate over climate change is front and center in South Florida, and one city in particular. Miami Beach knows it could one day be under water and now officials are doing even more to get people’s attention. Students at Miami Beach High School held a walkout and rally on Tuesaday for local action on […]

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  • A stranded dolphin in Florida shows why plastic bags are the worst

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    By Ryan Johnson The waters of the Gulf of Mexico are warm and welcoming. Even during the dead of winter, Floridians enjoy higher temperatures swimming than New Yorkers on land in spring. We share the area with a marvelous array of wildlife, including dolphins—long, strong sleek creatures who speed by in pods, their jutting fins, […]

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  • Parkland anniversary: Moment of silence marks one year since school shooting

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    A US community devastated by a school shooting one year ago is marking the tragic anniversary with quiet mourning. Seventeen people were shot and killed by an ex-student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD) in Parkland, Florida on 14 February 2018. Students and educators across the country are also marking the day with vigils, […]

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  • Florida K9 killed after gunman opens fire near mall, investigators say

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    Deputies are investigating a Christmas Eve shooting near a South Florida shopping mall that killed a heroic K9 officer named Cigo. The dog was credited with saving the life of the deputies, Sheriff Ric Bradshaw of the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office said at a news conference Monday evening. “He did his job, giving his life to save and […]

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  • Florida Businesses Switching to Eco-Friendly Straws

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    Employee Amber Hissey says customers dining at Rocco’s Tacos Restaurant request eco-friendly straws. “Straws are a huge deal for people especially being from South Florida. A lot of people are environmentally conscious. I get asked all of the time if we are going to switch to paper straws.” Now the restaurant has paper straws. The […]

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  • Recovering after Hurricane Michael could take years, Irma survivors say

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    A Floridian who survived Hurricane Irma said those in the Panhandle are “very shell-shocked and they’re just trying to pick up the pieces.” Florida Keys resident Mike Umberg struggled through two chapters of recovery after Hurricane Irma plowed through the chain of coral islands in September 2017 as a fearsome Category 4 storm. First came the fight […]

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  • Hurricane Michael flattens beach town like ‘mother of all bombs’

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    Hurricane Michael has all but rubbed a Florida beach town off the map after landing like the “mother of all bombs”. The storm smashed into the state’s north-west coast near the community of Mexico Beach on Wednesday afternoon packing 155mph (250km/h) winds. Over 1.4m homes had no power in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Virginia and the […]

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  • Why Hurricane Michael is So Dangerous

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    Even those jaded by hurricanes have never seen anything like this. For the first time, a Category 4 hurricane slammed into the Florida Panhandle. And it’s bringing an onslaught of deadly hazards. “Unfortunately, this is a hurricane of the worst kind,” said Brock Long, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Here’s what makes Hurricane […]

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  • Mexico Beach is ‘wiped out’ by Hurricane Michael as other Florida cities are smashed

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    What used to be a gorgeous beachfront city now looks like an apocalyptic mess after Hurricane Michael shredded Mexico Beach, Florida. “Mexico Beach was wiped out,” said Brock Long, head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “That’s probably ground zero.” Michael made landfall Wednesday near Mexico Beach as monstrous Category 4 hurricane, annihilating homes with […]

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  • UPDATE: Hurricane Michael Slams into Florida

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    Powerful Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods before continuing its destructive march inland across the Southeast. It was the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in nearly 50 years and at least one death was reported during its passage. Supercharged […]

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