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

Craving the holiday spirit? Check out these 6 spots in Central Florida to see Christmas Lights

Christmas decorations Courtesy: Image by Pawel Grzegorz from Pixabay While this year hasn’t made it easy to go out, explore, and hang out in large groups during the Yuletide season, it has presented businesses with creative ways to still bring holiday cheer for those that are healthy and willing to go out and see holiday

High-Speed Train To Disney From Miami Could Soon Be A Reality For South Florida

MIAMI, FL/USA – JULY 14, 2018: Brightline is a high-speed train service between West Palm Beach, Florida and Miami. This is the West Palm Beach, station. Courtesy: Shutterstock – Photo By Thomas Barrat On Monday, Miami-based high-speed rail service Brightline and Walt Disney World Resort announced initial agreement plans to construct a train station at the

President Trump becomes the first POTUS to cast in-person vote in Florida

Courtesy:  Evan El-Amin– Shutterstock- WILKES-BARRE, PA – AUGUST 2, 2018: President Donald Trump with a serious look as he delivers a speech at a campaign rally held at the Mohegan Sun Arena. On Saturday morning, President Donald Trump became the first sitting president in history to cast a vote in the Sunshine State. After staying

Walt Disney World to Layoff 28,000 Employees Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Image by Eduardo Romero from Pixabay  The Walt Disney Company announced it will lay off about 28,000 workers at two theme parks, including Disney World in Orlando. The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) said Florida has lost 76,746 hotel jobs since March. This accounts for 40 percent of the state’s hotel workforce. Disney World