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Animals

Florida steps up its rules on cattle imports because of disease spread

Florida has expanded rules blocking the importation of some cattle because of an avian influenza in dairy herds in other states.

DeSantis signs into law a ban on selling or manufacturing lab-grown meat in Florida

In addition to banning lab-grown meat, the law also prevents local regulation of electric-vehicle charging stations.

Unleashing hope: Tampa Bay Beagle Rescue’s mission to save lives

In the heart of Tampa Bay, a dedicated group of volunteers is on a mission to change the lives of our furry friends, one beagle at a time

PETA Challenges Florida Bills Proposing Preemptive Ban on Cell-Cultured Meat

Listen:   In response to proposed bills by Florida lawmakers, PETA strongly criticizes the preemptive ban on cell-cultured meat. PETA, calls for renaming the bills to “Special Interests’ Dirty Habits Retention Act of 2024,” Campaign...
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SWFWMD video shows hundreds of manatees at Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River after the shoreline was restored

SWFWMD says the manatees are "a great demonstration of why we recently restored the shoreline around Three Sisters Springs."
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Veterinarians could use telehealth under bills in the Florida Legislature

Republican lawmakers have filed proposals that would allow veterinarians to use telehealth in treating animals in Florida.

Connecticut elementary school students have raised money for sea turtles in Florida

Elementary school students in Connecticut have raised money for sea turtles. The turtles are being rehabilitated in Florida.
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Feds will review protections for manatees, including a possible endangered species re-listing

Federal wildlife officials will consider whether manatees should be classified as an endangered species, pointing to the loss of seagrass.
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Florida will step up testing for deer disease

Some deer killed in Florida during two popular hunting days in December must be tested for a contagious disease fatal to the animals.

Coffeeland. Restoring Eden.

Augustine Sedgewick – Coffeeland: One Man’s Dark Empire and the Making of Our Favorite Drug What do you know about coffee? A wonderful new book will change how you look at – or taste coffee...

A Surprising Debut Novel. The Way Of Birds. Etherial Music

Chuck Collins – Alter To An Erupting Sun Altar to an Erupting Sun is a near-future story of one community facing climate disruption in the critical decade ahead. Rae Kelliher is a veteran environmental activist...

Sensory Event at the Mote Aquarium

The Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium is hosting an event tomorrow for people who have different sensory processing abilities.

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