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  • Earlier this month, the M-CORES Task Force released their final reports, evaluating the feasibility of the three proposed toll roads throughout the state. The controversial toll roads may have hit the end of the road.
  • We are all connected by the environment we share. The Earth is our home. This is the space where we share the environmental stories that caught our attention this week in Florida and beyond.
  • Thanksgiving break means many students will travel home for the holidays so universities across the country are planning to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
  • As many consider travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, rapid tests become available so you don't accidentally bring home an unwanted guest: COVID -19.
  • Oceana reveals for the first time the available data on marine mammals and sea turtles swallowing or becoming entangled in plastic in U.S. waters.
  • State health officials reported 7,925 COVID-19 cases, Wednesday, for a total of 905,248 cases. The Florida Department of Health also reported 87 new coronavirus-related deaths, Nov. 18, increasing the statewide death toll to 17,949 fatalities.Over the past seven days, the single-day average number of new infections reported has increased to nearly 6,735 cases. The average number of daily deaths reported over the past week now stands at nearly 56 fatalities a day.
  • The School District of Lee County has 2,000 rapid COVID-19 tests available for students and staff who present with symptoms of the virus while on campus.
  • Hurricane Eta damage to protective sand dunes will take time to repair.
  • State health officials reported 4,663 COVID-19 cases, Monday, for a total of 889,864 cases. The Florida Department of Health also reported 41 new coronavirus-related deaths, Nov. 16, increasing the statewide death toll to 17,775 fatalities.On Sunday, state health officials reported an increase of more than 10,000 new infections.
  • State health officials reported 10,105 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, marking the largest single-day increase in reported infections since July 25. There have now been 885,201 reported cases of the virus in Florida since the start of the pandemic.The Florida Department of Health also reported 30 new coronavirus-related deaths, Nov. 15, increasing the statewide death toll to 17,734 fatalities.