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June 24, 2018

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Hurricane Irma path 'lethal' to Florida crops

Florida's agriculture commissioner said that the path of Hurricane Irma "could not have been more lethal" to the state's farmers and that the scope of damage to the state's fruits and vegetables is unprecedented. More from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and the AP.

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Hurricane Maria 'potentially catastrophic' as it approaches Puerto Rico

Already slammed by Hurricane Irma two weeks ago, Hurricane Maria is rolling toward Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands as a Category 5 storm. So far, Maria does not pose a threat to Florida as the track shows the hurricane will remain well east of the state. More from the Orlando Sentinel.

Gov. Scott wants Florida Keys ‘open for business’ by Oct. 1

Only residents and relief workers are being allowed into parts of the Keys more than week after Hurricane Irma swept through the state, first making landfall Sept. 10 up the chain of islands from Key West. More from the Daily Commercial and CBS Miami.

Medical marijuana retail outlet coming to Fort Lauderdale

Liberty Health Sciences, one of a dozen licensed medical marijuana cultivators and distributors in Florida, announced Monday that it plans to open a retail outlet in Fort Lauderdale. More from the Miami Herald.

Port Canaveral announces expansion with new cruise terminal

Port Canaveral, the second busiest cruise port in the world, has announced that CH2M will design a new cruise terminal for the port. In addition to leading design of the proposed 1,400-foot-long terminal berth, CH2M will provide permit support, dredging, bidding support and construction support. More from Cruise Fever.

FSU Researcher Finds the Brain Operates Like GPS

florida Florida State University’s Aaron Wilber, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience, has discovered new insights into how the brain is organized to help a person navigate through life. His findings were published in the September issue of the journal Neuron.

» More from the Tallahassee Democrat.

Out of the Box
Uno Bolt

florida originalsSean Chan of Venice is co-inventor of the Uno Bolt, an electric unicycle that hums like a Prius and rides like a Segway.

» Read more from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.

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Brevard Zoo releases sea turtles
Brevard Zoo releases sea turtles

Sea turtles Skipper and Ginny were released Thursday, June 21, 2018 after recovering from medical problems at the Brevard Zoo. (There is no audio track on this video from the Brevard Zoo.)

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