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Shortage of Doctors looms over Florida

Shortage of 7,000 doctors could be witnessed by Florida by 2025 if nothing is done to encourage creation of more residency programs throughout the state to deal with the growing demand. Well, this is a stark prediction by a study commissioned by teaching and safety-net hospitals.

The... read more

Assault Charges against George Zimmerman dropped after his Ex-girlfriend Recanted

On Friday, the Florida State Attorney's Office said that an aggravated assault case against George Zimmerman has been dropped. The assault case was opened when Zimmerman's ex-girlfriend claimed that he threw a bottle at her, but as his girlfriend recanted her story and stopped communicating with... read more

Five arrested over Charges of illegally transporting Guns to NYC from Florida

Police officials have arrested five of eight suspects in a gun trafficking case, said officers of the New York Police Department. The arrested suspects allegedly brought weapons from Florida to New York City on commercial buses. The New York State Attorney General's office and the New York City... read more

Boaters need to watch out for manatees, FWC issues warning

On Wednesday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission issued a warning to boaters regarding the annual migration of Florida manatees to warmer waters.

Under this warning, the government agency has asked boaters to slow down for these aquatic mammals. Also, they have asked... read more

Sinkholes noticed in a mobile home park in Florida

The formation of additional sinkholes in Pasco Mobile Home Park in Holiday, Florida, has caused the residents to take temporary residence at a local hotel.

Pasco Country was struck by a pair of sinkholes, threatening homes, automobiles and pedestrians. The first sinkhole formed on... read more

Blue Ocean Film Festival emerging as medium to convey Climate Change’s Story

Some of the world's most acclaimed ocean filmmakers and Hollywood activists converged at the Blue Ocean Film Festival, world's biggest documentary festivals in Florida.

The Blue Ocean event is considered one of the world's most prestigious environmental film festivals. It came into... read more

Dedication Ceremony at Space View Park in Titusville

Saturday saw the celebration of a dedication ceremony at the Space View Park in Titusville, Florida. The event saw the unveiling of a 15-foot-tall shuttle monument in the honor of not only the astronauts but also the tireless work of ground crew members who have a huge role to play in the... read more

AsiaSat 6 Satellite launched by SpaceX

The private space technology company SpaceX has successfully launched a new commercial telecommunications satellite for Asia early Sunday. A SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 1 a.m. EDT (0500 GMT) Sunday, carrying the AsiaSat 6 satellite... read more

First-ever public alligator hunt held at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

On Friday, a first ever public alligator hunt was held at the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in southwestern Palm Beach County.

Several hunting parties that arrived at the 143,000-acre tract of forest and marsh were greeted by a dozen protesters from the Animal Rights Foundation of... read more

Shark Sighting a Profitable but Risky Business: Report

According to owners of Florida Air Tours who take customers for rides over the Space Coast, they take customers in biplane or helicopter for rides but they get hardly any customers who ask for seeing sharks. They say it is a risky business altogether. But there are some communities that think it... read more

U.S. to add Bartram’s hairsteak and Florida leaf wing butterflies to endangered list

On Monday, federal wildlife managers announced that two rare butterflies, Bartram's hairsteak and Florida leaf wing, are being added to the endangered species list that will be made official on September 11.

The habitat of these butterflies involves most of that land in the Everglades... read more

Florida Warns People about Vibrio Bacteria in State’s Waters

Florida health officials have raised an alarm about the presence of high level of Vibrio bacteria in Florida waters. The officials have warned people about the bacteria that live in warm seawater and in lagoons.

It is important to take caution as if the bacteria enter the body through an... read more

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