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Gulf ‘dead zone’ reaches record size

Gulf ‘dead zone’ reaches record size

Although scientists predicted the Gulf of Mexico’s “dead zone” would grow bigger this year, they did not expect it to be the largest ever recorded. But that is the case, according to a report issued this month by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The zone, which consists of water so depleted of oxygen […]

Public plays important role in determining restoration projects

Public plays important role in determining restoration projects

The Florida Trustee Implementation Group invited the public to submit restoration project ideas for the state and the funding for those projects will be provided through money associated with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. “Project ideas have been submitted in the past and continue to be submitted for all the funding streams associated with the […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 26

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 26

OFFICIALS: MAN ACCUSED OF HITTING COUPLE SAVING PARKING SPOT A Broward Sheriff’s Office arrest report says 38-year-old Donald Lee Hicks was taken into custody Saturday on two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. The report says the victims were standing in a parking spot in Dania Beach to save it for a family […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 7

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 7

FAMILY OF DEAD MUSICIAN SUES OFFICER, DEPARTMENT The father of Corey Jones filed the state lawsuit Wednesday against since-fired Officer Nouman Raja and the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department seeking unspecified damages. The lawsuit by Clinton Jones Sr. claims Raja used excessive force when he shot Jones on Oct. 18 and that the department failed […]