Florida is the worst state in the nation in every way, new rankings say

From The Miami Herald: “Florida ranks dead last when it comes to rating the best states in the nation. Michigan ranks No. 1, the very best state in the union. Let that sink in for awhile … Click here to read more

CDC: Dangerous strain of flu widespread in Florida

From NWFDailyNews.com: “Flu A is the predominate strain that’s making people sick this season. A deadly strain of this year’s flu is in Florida. And it’s everywhere … Click here to read more

Reuters: Trump administration bars oil drilling off Florida after governor’s plea

“President Donald Trump’s administration will not allow drilling for oil and gas off the coast of Florida after urging from the state’s governor, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Tuesday. Zinke said in a statement, ‘As a result of discussion with Governor (Rick) Scott and his leadership, I am removing Florida from consideration for any new oil and gas platforms … Click here to read more

Avoid monkeys in Florida because they could give you killer herpes

From Gizmodo: “As many as 30 percent of feral rhesus macaque monkeys living in and outside of Florida state parks are infected with a strain of herpes that’s exceptionally dangerous to humans. Wildlife officials are now calling for the total removal … Click here to read more

All the times this year Florida put the ‘F’ in WTF (Warning: may be disturbing to some readers)

From The NYPost: “Some pretty crazy things happen in 49 of America’s 50 states. Then there’s Florida. Florida is a category unto itself. Here are some of the best, most WTF stories to come out of Florida in 2017 … Click here to read more

ESPN: Florida AG, Simpson attorney differ on thoughts of O.J.’s next home

“Attorney General Pam Bondi sent a letter to Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Julie L. Jones on Friday saying that she should immediately tell Nevada officials that Florida objects to Simpson serving his parole in Florida: ‘Our state should not become a country club for this convicted criminal … Click here to read more

McClatchey: Sea level rise is accelerating in Florida, scientists warn

“Federal gauges stationed around the state’s coast document the slowly rising water. After decades of almost imperceptible increases, the sea began rising faster about 30 years ago, said William Sweet, an oceanographer with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration … Click here to read more

Nathaniel Reed’s new book – ‘Travels on the Green Highway: An Environmentalist’s Journey’

From Senator Bob Graham, on Jupiter Islander Nathaniel Reed’s new book, Travels on the Green Highway: “It is impossible to overstate the contribution Nathaniel Reed has made to transforming the culture of Florida. When he arrived more than six decades ago, Florida was continuing a long-held belief that Florida, its land, water, wildlife, other natural resources with few exceptions, were commodities to be used and disposed of at the will of … Click here to read more

ABC: Claims to make a fortune off medical marijuana stocks in Florida

“This advertisement popped up on the Yahoo website in hopes of getting you to look into ‘the Green Gold Rush.’ The three sentences point out, ‘If you’ve never invested, now’s the time to start….This is the last legal way for the little guy to grow rich … Click here to read more

32 Unbelievable Things that Happened in Florida in 2016

[Read at your own risk…] From Buzzfeed: “Presented without commentary, here are 32 things that actually happened in Florida this year. All of the following are real, actual headlines … Click here to read more

Will Florida have enough water by 2070?

From The Miami Herald: “During the next half century, urban sprawl across Florida could double the water consumption of cities and suburbs, according to a new study released Tuesday. … Click here to read more