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

Gov. DeSantis suspends all local COVID-19 emergency orders across Florida – Effective July 1

Governor-elect Ron DeSantis speaking with attendees at the 2018 Student Action Summit hosted by Turning Point USA at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. Photo and Caption: Gage Skidmore | Flickr Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has yet again exercised his executive powers by putting an end to all local

SpaceX successfully welcomes 4 astronauts from space off Florida’s coast

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Evgeniyqw Time flies when you’re having fun… or when you’re in space. Four astronauts made a safe return to Earth, securely strapped into the SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule early Sunday morning, marking an end to a half-year mission to the International Space Station (ISS).  The astronauts, Mike Hopkins, Soichi Noguchi,

Florida to remain in COVID-19 state of emergency for another 60 days on DeSantis’ order

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Kzenon Over 365 days have passed since the coronavirus pandemic gripped the entire nation back in March 2020. And while many people who live outside of Florida refuse to believe the state was under a state of emergency at any point in time during this span, they would be shocked

Bon Voyage: CDC gives Florida the green light to begin Cruise Ship sailings this summer

Courtesy: Shutterstock – photo By pisaphotography The time has come for cruising to reopen in the United States. After months of battling with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, major cruise liners will get their way and will be allowed to sail out of Florida this summer, beginning sometime around mid-July. In a

Florida’s Real Estate Woes—How soaring homeowner insurance costs may affect buyers market

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by alphaspirit.it Just when it seemed like the Florida housing market was in a promising sweet spot for prospective buyers, insurance executives have reason to believe the property insurance market is casting a large shadow that may draw homeowners elsewhere. The COVID-19 pandemic created a single-home and condo buying surge in

Sports Betting in Florida gains steam as Seminole Tribe and state leaders near major gambling deal terms

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Kit Leong Many thought the day when Florida legalized sports gambling would never come. That day may become a reality as the Florida legislative session nears a close. Insiders close to the situation believe a major agreement will be announced in the coming days detailing an arrangement between the state and

Everyone’s favorite, screaming, Michelin Star Chef Gordon Ramsay to open ‘Fish and Chips’ restaurant in Orlando this August

Close up shot of the Gordon Ramsay’s Fish and Chips restaurant on OCT 12, 2018 at Las Vegas, Nevada – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Kit Leong “Where’s the LAMB SAUCE? WHERE’S THE LAMB SAAAAUUUCCCEEEE?” Need we say anymore?  The British superstar, Michelin star award-winning and critically acclaimed chef Gordon Ramsay is bringing his yelling

Mosquito Mayhem—Florida Keys introduce Genetically Modified mosquitoes to fight disease-carrying mosquito species

Image by Егор Камелев from Pixabay Genetically modified mosquitoes are like something out of a movie, and what better place for them to be released than in Florida… That’s right; the Florida Keys will soon be testing the effectiveness of genetically modified mosquitoes in small areas between mile markers 10 and 93 in an effort

Florida Governor announces $150 million dedicated to upgrade state infrastructure targeted by hurricanes

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Ian Francis Last Friday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced financial awards for infrastructure improvements at a news conference in Lakeland. Joined by Dane Eagle, executive director of the Department of Economic Opportunity, DeSantis announced the state will allocate an additional $150 million for state infrastructure. The main goal of the