Science

A Florida State University study links declining bumble bee populations with climate change.

The researchers examined three bumble bee species in the Colorado Rocky Mountains and found warmer temperatures are affecting flowers, the animals’ food source.

Lead investigator Jane Ogilvie considers the findings a warning for other places like Florida, where she says the issue is not as well-studied.

“There could be subtle changes in how flowers are distributed in a place like Florida that could have these knock-on effects on pollinators.”

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In the era of so-called "fake news," deliberate disinformation campaigns, and hoaxes spreading faster than actual news, speakers at Florida SouthWestern State College are hosting a Critical Thinking Lecture Series throughout October about applying reason and logic to thinking about our world.

Researchers at the University of Florida have developed a new therapy that they hope could lead to a cure for multiple sclerosis.

Rob Ruzicka, FWC

Corals are in trouble. Global warming and the increase of disease, over fishing – all are leading to catastrophic losses on reefs around the world – including Florida. Biologists are trying to figure out ways to help coral survive. And one project in the Keys aims at saving one species that is at special risk.

You probably know the Nietzsche quote: “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”

One University of South Florida researcher is studying that adage – in nature.

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