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

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

Orlando-based Coral Sanctuary is home to the Nation’s Largest coral rescue effort

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by videotrinkets One Florida coral sanctuary is fighting the good fight against a bacterial disease that is rapidly affecting Florida coast’s vibrant, prickly, and brain-looking coral reef ecosystem. The Florida Coral Rescue Center in Orlando is dedicated to understanding, studying, and revitalizing Florida’s declining coral reef population out of an enigmatic

Florida crews working to prevent ‘Catastrophic’ flood situation in Manatee County phosphate mine

Governor Ron DeSantis addressing the Piney Point water situation – Courtesy: Chris O’Meara/AP A significant toxic wastewater leak was discovered last week Friday at a former phosphate plant located at Piney Point in Manatee County. After the leak was discovered, Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for the entire county and ordered the

Supreme Court rules against Florida in water lawsuit affecting Oyster population

Fresh Oysters – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Natalia Lisovskaya Earlier this year, we reported that the U.S. Supreme Court was scheduled to hear a long-awaited water lawsuit case for a river system that lies along the Florida-Georgia state line. The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system stretching from Florida’s Apalachicola Bay to northern Georgia was the body

FWC reveals License-Free Fishing Days—First set of dates set for Easter Weekend

Mahi Mahi on a lure – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Jason Richeux Florida is home to some of the best fishing spots in the world. Whether you are looking to catch Mahi Mahi off the Florida Keys during the summer months, lobster during mini-season, Grouper almost year-round, or freshwater bass at a local lake—the

AccuWeather reveals busy but less hectic 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast

Hurricane Laura over the Gulf of Mexico. Courtesy: (NOAA via AP) It was not long ago that the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season cast a dark shadow along Florida’s coast and the Gulf of Mexico. The record-breaking storm season produced 30 named storms, 12 of which made landfall in the continental U.S., according to the National

Multi-Million dollar sand renourishment project by Army Corps is underway in Cocoa Beach

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Mia2you Central Florida’s popular Space Coast beach destination will soon be getting a fresh coating of fine sand thanks to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Several miles off the shore of Cape Canaveral, new sand deposits were dredged and pumped for the estimated $10.6 million project awarded to the

Two Florida National Parks notch top spots on the list of “Quietest Parks” in the U.S.

Courtesy: ESTA-America.com According to the National Park Service, there are 62 registered and recognized national parks in the U.S. While not every state has a national park; some have multiple parks to make up for those that don’t. Fortunately, Florida is one of the few states that have more than one.  ESTA-America.com has released a