Florida's new governor brings a new approach to climate change

May 24, 2019
Under former governor Rick Scott, Florida state employees said — and documents confirmed — there was a ban on using the term "climate change." Instead of "sea level rise," employees were instructed to say "nuisance flooding."
A woman walks through flooded streets in the rural migrant worker town of Immokalee, which was especially hard hit by Hurricane Irma on September 13, 2017 in Immokalee, Florida.
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The hidden junk economy on the Miami River

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May 10, 2019
Despite its lack of order, it works.
Wilson Simon sorts through used mattresses for resale in Port-de-Paix, Haiti. A mattress is one of the most sought after commodities in the underground, break-bulk shipping industry between Miami and Haiti and is considered to be “gold” among vendors.
Rowan Moore Gerety

Company wins court battle over exploratory oil drilling in Florida Everglades

Mar 20, 2019
After years of legal battles, a Miami-based company won the right to carry out exploratory oil drilling in the Florida Everglades.
After years of legal battles, a Miami-based company won the right to carry out exploratory oil drilling in the Florida Everglades.
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After multiple natural disasters, Florida residents have fewer options for insurance coverage

Jan 30, 2019
Larger insurance providers have been cutting back on Floridians' property insurance coverage.
Donnie Young reacts after seeing one of his houses in Port St. Joe beach, Florida, on October 13, 2018, three days after Hurricane Michael hit the area.
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What Art Basel Miami says about the economy

Dec 7, 2018
This weekend's show, one of the world's most important, combines modern art, celebrities and big business.
JiaJia Fei checks out the Tobias Rehberger art installation on display during the opening day of Art Basel on Dec. 2, 2015, in Miami Beach, Florida.
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Keeping the family recycling business afloat

Nov 29, 2018
There have been rough years before, but this year may be the toughest.
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This is the most expensive gas station in America

Nov 20, 2018
Why would a station charge nearly $6 for a gallon of gas?
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How food banks are reaching high-risk seniors

Oct 11, 2018
The AARP estimates more than 10 million people 50 and older are at risk of going hungry every day in the United States. In Florida, where many baby boomers retire, this food insecurity is compounded by a lack of public…
A volunteer at a food drop at the Church of God in Bithlo passes out fresh bread donated from Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Of the 93,000 meals they’ve provided so far this year, 80 percent of the food is considered nutritious.    
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For you, it's a tax on a hotel stay. For Florida, it's money to clean up a large lagoon.

Sep 27, 2018
The state rakes in a pretty penny on overnight hotel stays, and how that money should be spent has been a contentious issue lately.
Stephen Sharkey, who works for the Marine Resources Council, says the Indian River Lagoon had, at one point, the most biodiverse ecosystem in North America.
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Summer brought to you by: Orlando theme parks

Jul 3, 2018
How did this hot and sunny middle Florida city become such a theme park magnet? And how does it keep the tourists coming in the summer months?
In this handout image provided by Disney Parks, fireworks light the sky over Cinderella Castle during the Grand Opening of New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World Resort December 6, 2012 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
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