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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. The modified male insects are designed to… Read more.

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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.

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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. Read more.

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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. Now, the bill is doing exactly what its authors and industry interests intended: stopping cities from setting… Read more.

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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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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.

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DeSantis Catches Florida in His Own Mouse Trap

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Florida governor Ron DeSantis has taken quite the stand trying to get back at Disney for speaking out against the state’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill—something that only happened after members of the LGBTQIA+ community and its allies put pressure on the company through protests which received an outpouring of support… Read more.

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