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Five Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 25

Five Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 25

FIRST LEGAL CUBAN CARGO IN MORE THAN 50 YEARS ARRIVES IN US Two containers of artisanal charcoal arrived Tuesday morning at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale aboard a Crowley Maritime ship called the K-Storm. The special charcoal is made from Cuban marabu by private, worker-owned cooperatives. Marabu is an invasive woody species from Africa that […]

Money from state helping fuel growth of BearWise program

Money from state helping fuel growth of BearWise program

It’s too early to tell just how effective the BearWise program will be in Florida but efforts have intensified to make it something that goes a long way in reducing the number of bear-human conflicts. A total of 12 counties received money from the state last week, including Santa Rosa County. The money will be […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 10

Five Things to Know in Florida for Nov. 10

ENDANGERED DEER GET MEDICATION STATIONS TO FIGHT SCREWWORMS Anti-parasitic feeding troughs baited with sweet corn, oats and other grains are being deployed deep inside the National Key Deer Refuge. U.S. Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Joanna Davis says this provides another layer of protection to the endangered herd. The agency has been releasing sterile male screwworm […]