A new study shows shark-related diving in Florida is a growing business, generating some $221 million annually for shops and other providers.

A bill moving through the Florida House would preempt local governments from passing ordinances pertaining specifically to vacation rentals. Rep. Mike La Rosa (R-St. Cloud) says local governments are passing rules so stringent some people may be forced to stop renting their homes.

The leader of Gov. Rick Scott’s most cherished agency abruptly resigned Monday, citing a “critical” difference of opinion with the governor over their vision of Enterprise Florida.

Chris Hart’s sudden resignation comes on the eve of the Florida Legislature beginning its annual session. House leaders have vowed to kill the agency and have a bill ready to pass as soon as this week to eliminate the agency — and Hart’s job — entirely.

SeaWorld To Open New Dolphin Show In Orlando

Mar 6, 2017

SeaWorld Orlando is set to open a new dolphin show beginning this spring.

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  Author, journalist, and environmentalist Marjory Stoneman Douglas is perhaps best known for her 1947 book "Everglades: River of Grass." But at the 13th annual Marjory Stoneman Douglas Festival in Everglades City, her legacy in Florida is still celebrated 70 years after her seminal work was published.