Hot Car Deaths
3:14 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Hot Car Deaths: Tragedy or a Crime?

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According to a University of San Francisco study, 18 children in the US have died this year after being left in hot cars. Two of those children were from Florida. Parents are often charged in these cases, but that may not be the best way to prevent more deaths.

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Lionfish
9:21 am
Wed July 30, 2014

New Rules Target Invasive Lionfish

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New management rules targeting lionfish take effect August 1st. The rules are aimed at ridding Florida waters of the prickly invasive species.

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Everglades
4:24 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Deadly Fungus Is Decimating Trees Throughout the Everglades

"A cross section of a swampbay tree trunk shows the redbay ambrosia beetle’s galleries (white lines) that are filled with the fungus Raffaelea lauricola on May 22, 2012, the cause of laurel wilt disease," via the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Credit Stephen Ausmus / USDA

 A fungus is spreading through the Everglades killing off countless trees. It’s wreaking havoc in this delicate ecosystem and scientists have said there’s no way to stop it.

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Alzheimers Study
12:37 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Florida Researchers Pave Way for Alzheimer's Study in Europe

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Scientists in Sarasota researched a drug that is now being tested in a large study in Europe.

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Weather
10:04 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Invest 93 Becomes Better Organized; Depression Likely to Form Within 24 Hours

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  Satellite data overnight suggested that Invest 93 had become better organized and was very close to becoming a tropical depression. The environment ahead favors gradual development and formation of our season's next named storm, which would be Bertha, is likely within the next 24 to 48 hours. There is a general consensus of forecast model data that suggests this developing storm would be approaching or brushing by the northern part of the Leeward Islands this weekend. Any projections on it's track or strength thereafter and potential impacts to the US is still premature to credibly assess at this point.

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