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Op-Ed: Siberian melt double global warming rate, worse to come

Sydney - After all these years of drivel, millions of square miles of Siberia are turning into a bog. Warming is at twice the 2C “meltdown” rate at an average of 4C. Winter snow is adding water to the region with spring melts.

Woman dies from flesh-eating bacteria in Florida's ocean waters

In early June, a 12-year-old girl, vacationing with her family at Destin Beach, Florida contracted a flesh-eating bacteria that nearly killed her. On June 14, a Florida woman contracted the same disease off Santa Maria Island and was dead two weeks later.

Florida sued over law barring ex-cons from right to vote

Miami - Human rights groups on Friday sued Florida over a law that in effect denies more than a million ex-convicts the right to vote in the 2020 presidential election in the key swing state.

Miami Beach calls time as Spring Break party gets out of control

Miami Beach - Spring Break is a US holiday known for excessive partying, but in Miami Beach, one of the centers of festivities, residents have had enough.

A year after US school massacre, gun control remains elusive

Miami - On Valentine's Day of last year, a 19-year-old armed with a military-style assault rifle walked into his old high school in Parkland, Florida and slaughtered 17 people.

Democrat concedes to Republican in Florida governor race

Miami - Democrat Andrew Gillum announced Saturday he was conceding his hard-fought race for Florida governor to his Republican rival, Ron DeSantis, vowing to keep fighting until he wins an election.

Florida headed for recounts as Republican challenger sues

Washington - Key results in this week's US elections hung in the balance Thursday, two days after polling, with accusations flying of voter fraud and corruption, as several races appeared headed for recounts.

Review: Duane Betts takes fans on a musical ride in 'Downtown Runaround' Special

On November 1, rising singer-songwriter Duane Betts released his new music video for his song "Downtown Runaround." He premiered the video on Billboard.

Hurricane Michael is now a very dangerous Category 3 storm

"Hurricane Michael is forecast to be the most destructive storm to hit the Florida Panhandle in decades," Gov. Rick Scott said. "It will be life-threatening and extremely dangerous. You cannot hide from this storm."

Tropical system in Gulf of Mexico may be Hurricane by mid-week

An area of disturbed weather in the western Caribbean developed into Tropical Depression 14 early Sunday morning. It will strengthen further as Tropical Storm Michael and move into the southern Gulf of Mexico on Monday.

Country star donates $30,000 to Parkland High School's MSD Fund

On September 21, country star Justin Moore donated $30,000 to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School Fund in Parkland, Florida.

Tropical development possible in Atlantic over Labor Day weekend

It seems that the Atlantic hurricane season has awakened from its August nap, not wanting to miss the Labor Day weekend. Forecasters are watching a system in the Caribbean, which could make for a rainy holiday weekend in Florida or the Gulf Coast.

State of emergency declared in Florida due to toxic red tide

Tallahassee - Florida Governor Rick Scott issued a state of emergency in response to this year’s excessive red tide. The toxic algae bloom spreading across the West Coast of the state is leaving beaches covered with thousands of pounds of dead marine wildlife.

Florida's toxic algae bloom is worst in recent memory

Red tides have broken out in Florida for centuries. But scientists believe they may be getting worse after generations of unchecked development, water mismanagement and the new scourge of climate change.

Property crisis looms for coastal communities as sea levels rise

Sea level rise in the lower 48 states, primarily driven by climate change, is projected to worsen tidal flooding, putting as many as 311,000 coastal homes at risk of chronic flooding within the next 30 years.

Oh no, here we go again: Atlantic hurricane season

Marathon - Listen closely and you'll hear the groan of collective dread in Florida and the Caribbean: yes, it's already hurricane season again.

'You're all going to die': Parkland shooter's phone videos released

Washington - Nikolas Cruz, the now infamous shooter behind February's Parkland school massacre, filmed his disturbing plans to attack his former school in footage released by Florida prosecutors Wednesday. "It's going to be a big event.

Florida police shoot gunman at Trump-owned golf resort

Washington - Florida police shot and wounded a gunman who had opened fire in the lobby of a Trump Organization-owned golf resort near Miami and yelled rhetoric against US President Donald Trump, authorities said Friday.

Florida school shooting survivor rejects 'hero' label

Miami - A survivor of the Florida school shooting nicknamed "Iron Man" for his efforts to save classmates said he did not want to be labeled a "hero," as his family announced a lawsuit against authorities.

Florida passes bill to restrict guns, arm some teachers

Miami - The US state of Florida, scene of America's latest school shooting, on Wednesday passed bill that raises the minimum age to buy firearms to 21 while funding a program that allows some teachers and school employees to be armed.

'No idea we had a monster under our roof' say couple who took in Florida gunman

Washington - The couple who took in Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz after his mother's death have described him as quirky but pleasant and seemingly on the right track, saying they had no idea they had a "monster living under our roof.

Florida shooter a troubled loner with white supremacist ties

Pompano Beach - Nikolas Cruz was expelled from school, threatened fellow students and posted "very disturbing" messages on social media, along with pictures of his favorite guns.

Trump administration exempts Florida from offshore drilling

Washington - Under pressure from Republican Gov. Rick Scott, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Tuesday that he won’t allow offshore drilling in waters near Florida through 2024.

Jesse Palmer talks football career, future plans, Good Sports Special

Former Florida quarterback and ESPN analyst Jesse Palmer chatted with Digital Journal about his partnership with Good Sports, and its launch of Equip-A-Kid.

Big changes for Florida with mass Puerto Rican immigration

Orlando - Cristina Sanchez is one of thousands of Puerto Ricans fleeing their hurricane-ravaged island for Florida, a mass migration set to shape the southern US state as much as migrants from communist Cuba in the late 20th century.

Florida aims to become regional alternative jet fuels hub

Florida wants to establish a biofuel supply chain based around Brassica carinata, a non-edible plant that has already been used to produce 100 percent bio-derived jet fuel.

Florida Keys devastated by Irma, says governor

Miami - Florida Governor Rick Scott on Monday warned the path to recovery from Irma would be long and hard, particularly for the worst-hit Keys island chain that bore the brunt of the storm's destructive force.

For Florida's low-lying Naples, surging seas pose deadly threat

Naples - Even more than the fierce winds whipping tall palm trees and threatening to rip roofs from houses, the beach resort of Naples in southwestern Florida was bracing Sunday for what could be a deadly rise in sea levels.

Irma will put $3 billion worth of power grid updates to the test

Tampa - With more than 48,000 homes and businesses in the area around Miami and Fort Lauderdale already having lost power, according to Florida Power & Light, the big question remains - Will FPL's $3 billion upgraded power grid be able to withstand Irma's wrath?

5.6 mn Floridians ordered to evacuate as Irma closes in: emergency officials

Miami - Florida has ordered 5.6 million people to evacuate as massive Hurricane Irma menaces the southeastern US state, according to its Division of Emergency Management.
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Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke  Florida.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke, Florida.
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Jacksonsville, Fla. 9/8/13
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Watson celebrates victory with his caddie
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White peacock at Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. St. Augustine  Fla. 9/9/13
White peacock at Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. St. Augustine, Fla. 9/9/13
Jacksonville Zoo announces the birth of a new giraffe and say he is ready to have a peek at curious ...
Jacksonville Zoo announces the birth of a new giraffe and say he is ready to have a peek at curious visitors.
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I took my new camera on a test drive...
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The Weather Channel's Mike Seidel posted a video of the Flooding in Cedar Key, Florida on Saturday, saying there is a lot more rain to come.
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Jacksonsville, Fla. 9/8/13
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The Casa Monica Hotel, a four diamond resort that was built in 1888 glows as its lights are reflected in the fountains across the street.
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Florida police car.
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Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke  Florida.
Protest of Ten Commandments monument in Starke, Florida.
Italian street artist Vera Bugatti creates a Halloween mural at the world-renowned Sarasota Chalk Fe...
Italian street artist Vera Bugatti creates a Halloween mural at the world-renowned Sarasota Chalk Festival in Florida in 2010. The 2014 version of the annual festival, scheduled for Nov. 10-17, has been moved to Venice, Fla.
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GOING PLACES: A demonstration copy of the Orion space capsule is open for visiting at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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A three-storey villa building in Summer Bay Resort near Disney World, Florida, collapsed into a sinkhole on Monday night.
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Behind the Scenes at the RNC
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Commuters make their way through heavy rain in Jacksonville, Florida, on October 6, 2016, ahead of hurricane Matthew
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Interior view of Cathedral Basilica of Saint Augustine. St. Augustine, FL
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