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How the Feds Will Spend $1 Billion to “Protect America” From Zika

How the Feds Will Spend $1 Billion to “Protect America” From Zika

mag813 October 4, 2016 0

The Senate finally approved funding for fighting the Zika virus last week, seven months after President Obama asked for it, and $800 million short. The disease, which is spread by mosquitos and can cause

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Study: Florida Could Have 33 Million Residents By 2070

Study: Florida Could Have 33 Million Residents By 2070

mag813 September 21, 2016 0

Florida could grow to more than 33 million residents by 2070, and the percentage of the state that is developed could jump from less than 20 percent to 33 percent, according to a new

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New Poll Shows 70% of Floridians Support Medical Marijuana Amendment

New Poll Shows 70% of Floridians Support Medical Marijuana Amendment

mag813 September 7, 2016 0

A medical marijuana ballot initiative continues to enjoy strong support from Floridians. A Public Policy Polling survey released Wednesday shows 70 percent of likely Florida voters said they supported the 2016 ballot initiative. That’s

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Floridians Overwhelmingly Support Solar In Tuesday Vote

Floridians Overwhelmingly Support Solar In Tuesday Vote

mag813 September 1, 2016 0

Solar advocates finally got a win in the Sunshine State on Tuesday, as voters approved a measure to get rid of property taxes on solar equipment. With more than 1,970,000 Floridians checking ‘yes,’ the measure,

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State of Emergency Declared in Florida as Tropical Depression Nine Flooding Begins

State of Emergency Declared in Florida as Tropical Depression Nine Flooding Begins

mag813 August 31, 2016 0

Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency as parts of Florida’s Gulf Coast begin to flood ahead of Tropical Depression Nine, which is currently in the Gulf of Mexico but closing in

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It’s National Dog Day! So What Are The Best Breeds For Florida’s Climate? We’ve Got The List…

It’s National Dog Day! So What Are The Best Breeds For Florida’s Climate? We’ve Got The List…

mag813 August 26, 2016 0

Humans can slug a cold glass of water, sweat profusely, or chill in front of the AC. Dogs, however, don’t have it so easy when it comes to cooling down in a super hot

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Cuba Gives Final Approval For First Commercial Flights From Florida

Cuba Gives Final Approval For First Commercial Flights From Florida

mag813 August 19, 2016 0

If you’ve had your bags packed and been ready to go to Cuba, there’s good news: the island nation’s government has have given the final go-ahead for commercial flights taking off from Miami and

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Florida Absolutely Sucks When It Comes To Pedestrians

Florida Absolutely Sucks When It Comes To Pedestrians

mag813 August 17, 2016 0

As any pedestrian in Florida knows, walking in this car-obsessed state can be as tranquil as golfing in a lightning storm. Sidewalks are viewed as perks, not necessities. Crosswalks are disliked and dishonored. And

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Climate Change And Longer Mosquito Seasons Are Contributing To The Spread Of Zika

Climate Change And Longer Mosquito Seasons Are Contributing To The Spread Of Zika

mag813 August 9, 2016 0

This weekend saw the first local transmission of the Zika virus in the continental United States. As of Wednesday, 15 people in Florida have contracted the disease from infected mosquitoes. While officials don’t anticipate

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The FDA Just Approved Genetically Modified Mosquitoes To Fight Zika in Florida

The FDA Just Approved Genetically Modified Mosquitoes To Fight Zika in Florida

mag813 August 5, 2016 0

As the Zika virus has gained a foothold in Miami, Florida the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a field test of a genetically modified mosquito to help combat the virus. The engineered Aedes

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