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.

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.

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Another Court Rules That Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Can Indeed Ban School Mask Mandates

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At this point, Florida’s ban on mask mandates in public schools can be compared to Katy Perry’s famous song, “Hot N Cold.” Sometimes it’s a yes, sometimes it’s a no. Read more.

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.

Florida man accused of changing Florida Governor's voter registration

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The Florida Governor ran into some trouble when he attempted to cast his ballot Monday, reports the local NBC affiliate , and police are pointing the finger at another Florida man. Officials have accused 20-year-old Anthony Steven Guevara, a resident of Naples, Florida, of altering DeSantis' primary residence in the Florida voter database and thereby changing his polling place. More about Cybersecurity , Florida , Election 2020 , Tech , and Cybersecurity.

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.

The cost of everyday fertilizer: Toxic flood threatens Florida

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Officials in Florida ordered residents of Manatee County to evacuate a few square miles around an abandoned phosphate plant after a leak was discovered in a massive pond containing toxic wastewater. More about Florida , Pollution , Science , Climate Environment , and Food.

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.

Florida's voter registration website failed miserably on night of deadline

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Florida's secretary of state Laurel M. More about Florida , Voter Registration , 2020 Election , Tech , and Politics. Florida Voter Registration 2020 Election Tech Politics

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Magic Leap To Host Developer Days At Its Offices In Florida

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” Magic Leap also announced LEAP Developer Days, which will run at Magic Leap headquarters in Florida in May. The post Magic Leap To Host Developer Days At Its Offices In Florida appeared first on UploadVR.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

SpaceX Inspiration4 civilian crew land safely off Florida coast

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SpaceX's first all-civilian crew has splashed down safely in the Atlantic Ocean following a three-day trip to orbit. News inspiration4 space SpaceX

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.

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.

The Biggest Smalltooth Sawfish Ever Measured Washed Ashore in Florida

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Two sawfish washed ashore dead in the Florida Keys over the past week; one of those fish is the largest of its species to ever be measured, clocking in at 16 feet long and weighing as much as a horse.

Florida Records 15,000 New Covid-19 Cases in a Day, the Most for Any State During the Pandemic

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Florida broke the nation’s covid-19 single-day case record on Sunday, reporting 15,299 new infections, the most new cases ever reported by a state during the pandemic. coronavirus covid 19 florida texas health

Freaky ‘Penis Snakes’ Have Finally Made It to the U.S., and of Course They Chose Florida

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DNA analysis confirms that an eel-like creature pulled from a Florida canal two years ago is a caecilian, otherwise known as the “ penis snake.” The same canal has since yielded several other specimens, leading to concerns that the non-native amphibian has taken root in the United States.

Florida’s Red Tide Is Driving Hundreds of Sharks Into Canals

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Sharks looking to escape danger are putting Florida residents in harm’s way. Read more.