Florida “transitioning into next phase of COVID-19 response” will no longer report daily Coronavirus data

Reported Cases logging chart – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Cryptographer Florida will no longer publish daily COVID-19 case data moving forward and will transition to reporting weekly data as part of a “next phase.” According to a recent statement from the Florida Department of Health, “As vaccinations increase and new case positivity rate decreases,

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried announces bid to challenge Gov. Ron DeSantis in 2022 Gubernatorial election

Nikki Fried speaks during 2019 campaign rally – Courtesy: Lynne Sladky/AP Tuesday afternoon, Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D) announced her candidacy for the 2022 Florida gubernatorial election, a direct challenge against Republican incumbent Gov. Ron DeSantis. Fried announced via Twitter that “It’s time to break the rigged, corrupt system in Florida with #SomethingNew.” The

Florida becomes the latest state to approve Alcohol To-Go Sales

To-go Delivery Photo – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Twinsterphoto Food to go has been a popular choice for diners who wanted to skip the in-restaurant experience or preferred to eat at home for decades. And it only became more popular during the pandemic due to restaurant closures, curfews, and sanitary concerns. Now, to-go eaters

Dirty Doings: Biscayne Bay has a plan to trap trash that is polluting South Florida’s waterways

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Rich Carey Miami’s waterways are in critical danger due to exorbitant amounts of garbage and waste that have migrated from South Florida’s streets to its precious and protected waters. Recently, Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood was recognized as a national treasure by the National Trust for Historic Prevention. But sadly, the

Is Florida the next Coffee King? UF Scientists believe climate change could soon allow farmers to grow coffee beans

Coffee Berries – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Aedka Studio Florida has been known as a major player in the citrus farming sector for decades, namely because of its production of orange juice and citrus products. In fact, in most seasons, Florida produces more than 90 percent of the country’s supply of orange juice and

White House releases “Need for Action in Florida” infrastructure fact sheet plan

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by yuttana Contributor Studio Recently, the Biden White House Administration has been making a push for a massive $2.3 trillion infrastructure package that would address specific needs spanning an expanded field of jobs sectors across the country. Billed as “a once-in-a-generation investment in America” by President Joe Biden, the proposed plan

Miami Beach commission extends curfew and causeway closures through at least April 12 amid Spring Break chaos

Miami Beach South Beach sunset in Ocean Drive Florida Art Deco and car lights – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by lunamarina Sunday afternoon, the Miami Beach City Commission held an emergency meeting to address the spring break chaos unfolding in South Beach. In the meeting, commissioners ruled to extend curfews and causeway closures going into

Yes, White Strawberries are a thing… And they are arriving at local Florida grocery stores

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image By D. Pimborough Strawberries are without a doubt one of the most recognizable fruits on the planet. They can be tart or sweet. They can be used in smoothies or covered in chocolate. And now, thanks to science, they can be white with a very different taste profile. Yes, you read that

Florida invasive species battle continues as FWC bans “high-risk” reptiles from commercial breeding and pet ownership

Green Iguana – Courtesy: Image by Scottslm from Pixabay In a unanimous vote Thursday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted on a new set of rules that would ban the commercial breeding practice and ownership of 16 “high-risk” reptiles in the state. The rule would allow current high-risk reptile owners to keep the

Pinellas County officials say the city of Oldsmar faced attempted water supply poisoning

Water testing – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image By Irina Kozorog Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said a team of local and federal officials is investigating an attempt to taint the city of Oldsmar’s water supply last week Friday. According to Gualtieri, someone attempted a cybersecurity attack on the city of Oldsmar’s water supply by remotely accessing