Florida Inches Closer to Kneecapping Rooftop Solar

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Florida is inching closer to changing the state’s solar industry—and individual ownership of solar panels— for the worse. Read more.

Florida Tower for Launching SpaceX Starship Rockets Takes Shape

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Earlier today, a giant crane added the second segment to SpaceX’s upcoming Starship launch tower at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The new launch pad tower will eventually reach 400 feet in height and potentially host two dozen Starship launches each year. Read more.

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Walt Disney Company's Florida Campus Move Delayed to 2026

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For nearly a year, the Walt Disney Company’s Parks , Experiences, and Products Division has been planning to move a large portion of its employees to Florida by 2023.

DeSantis Catches Florida in His Own Mouse Trap

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How Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' bill turned students into activists

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The 18-year-old activist from Miami, who'd organized a walkout at his high school to protest Florida's "Don't Say Gay" bill months earlier, had been chosen to deliver remarks at the Biden Administration's Pride Month celebration.

Florida Judge Says Ron DeSantis Can't Ban School Mask Mandates

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Governor Ron DeSantis’s crusade to ban mask mandates in Florida schools violates a parents’ rights law, a Florida judge ruled today.

2 Billion Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Cleared for Release in California and Florida

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Environmental Protection Agency for its genetically modified mosquitoes to be released in parts of Florida and in California, following the completion of a pilot program last year. British biotech firm Oxitec announced this week that it has received approval from the U.S.

Disney Has Finally Had It With Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' Bill

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After weeks of back and forth between Walt Disney Company employees and the company’s executives —a tense exchange that included a walkout last week—Disney just released a full statement condemning Florida’s terrible “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which was signed into law today by Florida… Read more.

Leaked Emails Show Florida’s Biggest Utility Drafting Anti-Solar Bill

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Utilities in Florida, it seems, have been extra busy this year writing laws that advance their interests and slow climate action.

Florida Is Locking In Its Own Demise

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In April, Florida passed a bill that restricted cities and towns from banning fossil fuel use, a defensive piece of legislation similar to bills being pushed around the country by the natural gas industry.

Stunning photo shows SpaceX rocket rising above Florida fog

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SpaceX's most recent rocket launch took place at the weekend in thick fog at Cape Canaveral in Florida, and the resulting imagery is absolutely stunning.

Florida Cop Shot and Killed an Endangered Malaysian Tiger That Was Mauling a Zoo Worker

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A critically endangered Malaysian tiger living at the Naples Zoo in Florida died this week after being shot by a deputy trying to save a 26-year-old maintenance worker from being mauled to death.

Rebekah Jones, Fired Florida Data Scientist, Raises $100K After Cops Stormed Her Home

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Passwords of Florida County Election Officials Temporarily Exposed

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Login credentials belonging to several Martin County, Florida, election officials were inadvertently exposed by what an election security researcher says was an unsecured backup database that had likely been publicly accessible since 2017.

After Polluting Their Water For Years, Florida Says It Will Start Feeding Starving Manatees

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Florida environmental officials have resorted to feeding West Indian manatees in a last-ditch effort to prevent potentially hundreds of them from starving to death.

Tropical Storm Elsa May Hit Florida With 'Life-Threatening' Storm Surge and Tornadoes

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As Tropical Storm Elsa sweeps northward, swaths of Florida are bracing for high rains, fast winds, potentially life-threatening storm surges, and even potential isolated tornadoes on Tuesday.

Manatees Are Dying in Florida at a Truly Upsetting Rate

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Florida Desperately Feeding Lettuce to Manatees to Stop Mass Starvation

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A feeding program for manatees is intensifying in Florida as conservation groups seek to save the marine mammals in the face of a devastating loss in local seagrass, the animals’ favorite food.

Eta Is a Hurricane (Again) as It Threatens Florida (Again)

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make it stop hurricane season hurricanes floridaLast week, I kindly asked then-Tropical Storm Eta to go away because it was clearly drunk. It did not listen. Read more.

SpaceX Cargo Dragon splashes down safely off the coast of Florida

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An uncrewed SpaceX Cargo Dragon capsule carrying research on a return journey from the International Space Station has splashed down off the coast of Florida.

Crew-1 astronauts splash down safely off the Florida coast

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The four astronauts of Crew-1 have made it home safely from the International Space Station, splashing down off the coast of Florida early this morning.

Disney World Is Still Reopening This Weekend as Florida's Covid-19 Cases Skyrocket

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Florida is nearing a breaking point. However, that hasn’t stopped Florida leaders from defending Disney’s decision to reopen Disney World Resorts , calling it a “safe environment” for park guests—even though… Read more.

Florida Plans to Fix Its Mosquito Problem With 750 Million More Mosquitoes

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Hundreds of millions of mosquitos will soon be released in Florida. mosquitoes jurassic world florida dengue zikaOn purpose. The mosquitoes are being released as a form of pest control, but they could wreak havoc on local ecosystems.

Florida’s Oceanfront Cities Are Not Prepared for Sea Level Rise

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It could be a scary sign for the future, particularly as sea level rise undermines the very foundation that South Florida sits on. On Thursday, a 12-story beachside condo building just north of Miami Beach collapsed, killing at least four people with almost 160 still missing.

Florida Sheriff Bans Masks As State's Covid-19 Death Toll Breaks New Daily Record

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Billy Woods, the sheriff of central Florida’s Marion County, banned masks for all deputies and visitors to the sheriff’s office starting Tuesday, according to a new report from the Ocala Star Banner —a strange decision to make in the middle of a pandemic that’s still wildly out of control.

Something Is Killing Florida's Manatees in Record Droves

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Florida’s iconic manatees are in danger. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission said last week that as of May 21 almost 750 manatees have already died this year.

Magic Leap is Giving Away More Hardware Soon, Dev Conference Coming to Florida HQ in May

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The company additionally released dates for its developer conference, LEAP Developer Days, which will be held in May at Magic Leap’s headquarters in Florida. The post Magic Leap is Giving Away More Hardware Soon, Dev Conference Coming to Florida HQ in May appeared first on Road to VR.

Don’t Blame ReedPop for Supercon’s Lax Covid Guidelines, Blame Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis

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Events like New York Comic Con , the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, Florida Supercon, and more are full speed ahead—and ReedPop, the company behind them, has released health requirements… Read more.

Elon Musk's Boring Company Wants to Build One of Its Ridiculous Tunnels in Florida

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The city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida has accepted a proposal from Elon Musk’s Boring Company to build a transportation tunnel that would bring people from downtown to the beach, according to Mayor Dean J.

Anti-Mask Idiots Rally at Florida Restaurant As State Becomes Covid-19 Epicenter

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Anti-mask advocates rallied over the weekend at a restaurant in Florida, the current covid-19 capital of the world, insisting that no one should wear a mask to fight the spread of the deadly disease. coronavirus covid 19 pandemic idiots florida masks public health

Florida Introduces ‘Tag Your Reptile Day’ as Iguanas and Pythons Continue Reign of Terror

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Florida is banning the practice of keeping invasive reptiles like iguanas and tegus as pets, but those who already own one of these scaly guys need not worry too much.

Red Tide Has Killed at Least 791 Tons of Fish in Florida

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Florida is fighting through an early and serious algae scourge. More than 790 tons of dead fish have washed up on beaches in Florida over the past few weeks as a red tide grips the Tampa area.

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Monkeys Living Near Florida Airport Connected to 1948 Zoo Escape

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For over 70 years, a small population of African green monkeys has been thriving in a mangrove forest near Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida.

Norwegian Cruise Lines Can Turn Away Unvaccinated Passengers in Florida According to Temporary Ruling

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Norwegian Cruise Lines will be allowed to require all passengers get vaccinated before they’re allowed to depart from Florida, according to a federal judge’s ruling on a preliminary injunction Sunday.

Nearly Two Months After 'Reopening,' Florida Hits 9,000 Coronavirus Cases in a Single Day

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Florida is witnessing a major spike in confirmed covid-19 cases roughly seven weeks after Gov. the sunshine state florida covid 19 coronavirusRick DeSantis announced plans to reopen the state following consultation with the White House.

Private Astronaut Team Splashes Down Near Florida After Extended ISS Stay

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Members of the first all-private ISS astronaut team returned from their stay in low Earth orbit on Monday, parachuting down into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida.

Norwegian Cruise Line Sues Florida Over Ridiculous Anti-Vaccine Law

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lawsuit against the state of Florida on Tuesday over an anti-vaccine law praised by Republican Gov. Norwegian Cruise Lines filed what the company calls a “last resort”. Ron DeSantis that bans businesses from requiring. customers to be vaccinated.