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Florida Fireball Lights Up The Night Sky: It's Not A UFO, NASA Says

A fireball streaked over Florida on the evening of Dec. 5, with people thinking that it might be a UFO. NASA has tried to dispel such rumors by explaining what the people saw.

Space December 8, 2017

Unconscious Man's 'Do Not Resuscitate' Tattoo Baffled Doctors: What Was The Right Thing To Do?

Emergency doctors were baffled on what to do when an unconscious man with a 'Do Not Resuscitate' tattoo was wheeled into the emergency room. The medical staff had to ask ethical consultants if the request should be honored.

Public Health December 3, 2017

Pilot Whale Released Back To Sea After Rehabilitation At SeaWorld

A pilot whale affectionately called Gale was returned to the sea after five weeks of rehabilitation in SeaWorld Orlando. Bringing her back to her natural habitat was achieved with the help of SeaWorld Orlando, NOAA, and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Animals August 12, 2017

Sperm Donations In Florida May Contain Zika: Here's What Affected Counties Should Do

The CDC has warned the potential presence of Zika virus in sperm donations in three Florida counties. Donated semen can be stored frozen for certain periods of time and does not necessarily inactivate the Zika virus.

Public Health March 14, 2017

Naples Tops The Chart As The Healthiest, Happiest City In US

Naples has become the happiest and healthiest city in the United States for the second time in a row. To have a better life, one can use the nine golden rules followed by Naples' residents.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 8, 2017

Manatees Seen In Record Numbers In Florida: Should They Be Downlisted From Endangered To Threatened?

An annual aerial survey in Florida reveals that the number of manatees in the state is improving. This has prompted a recurring proposal: to downlist the slow-moving mammal from endangered to threatened species.

Animals February 22, 2017

Thousands Of Dead Bees Wash Ashore On Florida Beach

Thousands of dead as well as dying bees have washed up on a Naples beach in Southern Florida beach starting this weekend. Here is the likely cause and what to do with a bee sting.

Animals February 9, 2017

WATCH: This Huge Alligator Roaming A Florida Reserve Is Real

A video of a massive alligator strolling through a Florida reserve is circulating on the internet, and experts confirm that the footage is real. The once endangered giant is endangered no more.

Animals January 22, 2017

81 False Killer Whales Dead In The Largest Recorded Stranding Of The Species in Florida

More than 80 false killer whales have been found dead after a mass stranding along the remote coast of Southwest Florida in Everglades, the NOAA has reported.

Animals January 18, 2017

Two New Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes Found In Florida: Is Another Zika Underway?

University of Florida researchers discover two new tropical disease-carrying mosquitoes for the first time in their state, warning about the possibility of a new virus and the role of global warming in the arrival of the exotic species.

Public Health January 12, 2017

CDC Updates Zika Guidance, Advises Pregnant Women Traveling To, Living In Miami-Dade To Get Tested

CDC updated its travel and testing guidance on Oct. 19 to apply recommendations to all of Miami-Dade County. The region is labeled as yellow, not red, which makes it a cautionary region.

Public Health October 21, 2016

Hurricane Matthew Pummels Through Haiti And Florida Coast

Hurricane Matthew hit the Florida coast early Friday, causing trees to topple and power lines to go down. Airline schedules and power outages are affecting more than half a million people on the southern coast.

Earth/Environment October 8, 2016

Hurricane Matthew Is Poised To Make Florida's Zika And Tourism Woes Much Worse

Florida already has Zika and a weakened tourism sector to worry about, and the arrival of Hurricane Matthew has made things a whole lot worse.

Earth/Environment October 7, 2016

Florida Water Polluted: Giant Sinkhole Leaks Dirty Water Into State Aquifer

More than 200 million gallons of water contaminated by low-level radiation and pollutants has leaked into the main drinking aquifer in Florida, reports revealed. Residents are worried about the safety of the water.

Earth/Environment September 30, 2016

As Concerns Of Zika In Florida Continue To Rise, Tourism Is Poised To Take A Dive

Tourism in Florida has taken a rather significant hit, as concerns about Zika have made would-be tourists book their vacations in 'safer' locales.

Public Health September 27, 2016

Wynwood Now Zika-Free: Florida Governor Rick Scott Urges Community Effort To Keep Zika Transmissions At Bay

Florida Governor Rick Scott announced on Monday, Sept. 19 that Miami’s Wynwood region is free of Zika virus transmission. The governor also urged people to visit Wynwood later this month for the 'Dine Out Wynwood' event to support businesses in the region.

Public Health September 21, 2016

SpaceX To Build New Facility At Port Canaveral For Refurbished Falcon 9 Rockets

SpaceX is eyeing a new facility in Port Canaveral, Florida to serve as a potential location for its refurbished rockets operations. The 52,000-square-foot building was formerly used as a payload processing facility for Spacehab.

Space August 24, 2016

FDA Approves Releasing Oxitec's Genetically Modified Mosquitoes In Florida To Fight Zika Virus

Federal health regulators gave their approval to a proposed field trial that would release genetically engineered mosquitoes in Florida. This is how Oxitec's mutant mosquitoes will help fight Zika.

Biotech August 6, 2016

More Locally Transmitted Zika Cases Are Likely, Warns Top Health Official

Not only has an instance of locally-transmitted Zika been confirmed, but an expert now warns that more cases are likely on the way.

Public Health August 1, 2016

Disney Gator Attack: How to Avoid and Survive Alligator Encounters

The recent Disney alligator attack raised the issue of safety around the reptiles. Here's how to avoid alligator attacks and survive encounters with these creatures.

Animals June 16, 2016

Sea Lice Invade Summer Waters In Gulf Coast Beaches

Public authorities have warned about sea lice outbreaks on Florida beaches, with sea lice stings linked to rashes and even flu-like symptoms. Here's what you should know about sea lice infestations.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 7, 2016

That Giant Alligator Has Got To Be Fake, Right?

A video of a massive alligator on a Florida golf course is spreading like wildfire across the web. Is it legit?

Viral May 31, 2016

Shark Bites Teenage Boy At Waist-Deep Water In Florida Beach

A 13-year-old boy in Florida was attacked by a small shark while riding a surfboard with his father at a local beach on Sunday. He suffered severe lacerations on his leg and was taken to the UF Health Jacksonville.

Animals May 30, 2016

High-Speed Camera Captures Lightning Striking Earth In Slow Motion [Video]

Lightning strikes were captured in slow motion by folks at the Florida Institute of Technology. Scientists used a high-speed camera to record a lightning show at 7,000 frames per second.

Earth/Environment May 26, 2016

Man-Eating Nile Crocodiles Invade Miami

Nile crocodiles have been found in Florida's Everglades, and they could soon develop into the top predator in the region, biologists fear. How dangerous are these man-eating reptiles?

Animals May 21, 2016

Discovery Inside Northern Florida Sinkhole Could Rewrite History

Inside the Florida sinkhole, a discovered ancient civilization challenges history. Analysis of artifacts has revealed that Clovis were not the earliest civilization to roam the Americas.

Ancient May 17, 2016

Florida Woman Taken To Hospital With Shark Still Attached To Arm

A 23-year-old woman was bitten by a nurse shark on a Florida beach - but the shark wouldn't let go of her arm, according to the rescue team. Learn how the Boca Raton shark attack turned out.

Animals May 16, 2016

Army Man From Florida Immediately Demands Taco Bell After Waking Up From 48-Day Coma

After emerging from 48-day coma, a 35-year-old army veteran from Florida had one simple request: 'I want Taco Bell.' Here's his story.

Feature | Health May 14, 2016

Secrets Of First Americans Uncovered From Mastodon Bones

Clovis hunters were not the first inhabitants of North America after all, a new find suggests. Humans were butchering mastodons in Florida 15 centuries before their arrival.

Ancient May 14, 2016

Florida Wildlife Commission Considers Next Bear Hunt Despite Public Outcry

Months after bringing back bear hunting in Florida, the state's wildlife commission will consider options regarding the 2016 bear hunt. Wildlife conservationists, however, strongly oppose the move.

Animals April 15, 2016

Hunters Kill 15-Foot, Cow-Eating Monster Alligator In Florida

A pair of hunters in Florida has killed a 15-foot, 780-pound alligator that had been killing livestock in the area. A photograph of the massive gator has become viral on social media.

Earth/Environment April 7, 2016

Thousands Of Jellyfish Invade South Florida Beach

Thousands of jellyfish invaded a South Florida beach, turning the shore into a bed of blue sea critters. Cleanup is in process, but in the mean time, authorities asked the public to take extra caution to prevent possible injuries.

Earth/Environment April 4, 2016

Three Pregnant Women In Florida Diagnosed With Zika Virus

Florida confirmed three pregnant women who tested positive for Zika virus. The cases were all travel-associated, but the state will continue to heighten its antibody testing measures.

LIFE February 24, 2016

This Man Drags A Shark Out Of Florida Waters For Selfies

A man in Florida is photographed dragging a shark out of the ocean and having his picture taken with the animal. The incident quickly drew outrage from people on social media who called it an act of cruelty toward the sea creature.

Earth/Environment February 22, 2016

Caught On Cam: More Than 10,000 Blacktip Sharks Hanging Out Off The Coast Of Florida

More than 10,000 Blacktip sharks were found off the coast of Florida. Looks like people are not the only ones who have plans to warm up during the winter.

Earth/Environment February 19, 2016

Florida Teen Pretends To Be Licensed Doctor, Performs Exams In Own Medical Office

An 18-year-old from Florida was arrested and booked for practicing medicine without a license. His scheme involved an actual clinic website and a fake medical clinic, according to authorities.

LIFE February 17, 2016

Florida Tornado Destroys Houses, Leaves 20,000 Without Power

A giant tornado ravaged through Florida and Mississippi, destroying homes and leaving thousands without power. Officials said they are investigating the extent of damage.

Earth/Environment February 16, 2016

Shark Attacks Set New Record In 2015: 30 Of 98 Unprovoked Shark Attacks Worldwide Occurred In Florida

The number of shark attacks worldwide has reached its all-time high in 2015. Florida seems to be at the limelight because 30 out of 98 attacks occurred in the state.

Earth/Environment February 9, 2016

Kylo Home With Vader: Florida Cop Adopts Puppy After Routine Call To Animal Shelter

A Florida cop whose photo with a shelter puppy went viral has named him Kylo and brought him home to meet his brother Vader. Kylo will be fostered by the cop until he is old enough to be officially adopted.

Internet Culture February 5, 2016

9-Foot-Long Green Anaconda Appears In Florida Neighborhood

For the second time in the past few months, a 9-foot-long green anaconda appeared in neighborhood in Florida. Officials believe the snake was illegally acquired.

Society February 4, 2016

Tornado With 100 MPH Winds Overturns Cars, Uproots Trees In Florida

A tornado with 100 mph winds overturned cars and uprooted trees in Florida, Wednesday. Fortunately, no major injuries were reported.

Society January 28, 2016

Crackdown On Florida Pill Mill May Have Curbed Heroin Overdose Deaths

The efforts of Florida state officials who target pill mills have led to a decreased rate of prescription painkiller overdose deaths. They tracked and closed pill mill clinics where doctors dispense large quantities of prescription opioids to patients without proper protocol.

Society December 22, 2015

Thousands Of Full Coffee Cans Mysteriously Wash Up On Florida Beach

Locals did not hesitate to clean as hundreds of coffee cans were found washed ashore in Space Coast, Florida. They immediately came out of their houses to collect cans to help authorities in cleaning the seashore.

Earth/Environment December 12, 2015

Premature 'Miracle Baby' Born On Cruise Ship Arrives Home

Home for Christmas. A premature one-and-a-half pound baby born onboard a Caribbean cruise makes it home to Utah from a hospital in Miami. University of Utah's Flight Med program transport Baby Haiden for free after hearing the family's story.

LIFE November 23, 2015

Florida Spending $5 Million To Build 10-Foot Fencing To Keep Panthers Off Deadly Highway

Florida state officials have set aside more than $5 million for the construction of a 10-foot-high fence along Alligator Alley. The structure aims to prevent panthers from reaching the highway.

Earth/Environment November 10, 2015

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