March 31, 2023
Florida Business News

Jobless claims lowest since December

First-time unemployment claims in Florida last week came in at the lowest number since the start of the year. During the past four weeks, the state has averaged 5,065 new claims a week.

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Asian swamp eels spread in the Everglades. ‘Potentially the worst species we’ve had yet’

It’s called the Asian swamp eel. And while Floridians may be more used to seeing it grilled and doused in a sweet sticky sauce in sushi rolls, the slippery beasts have become an increasingly problematic invasive species in the delicate Everglades ecosystem.

Fiona, Ian retired from list of tropical cyclone names. What will replace them?

Since the current storm-naming system was adopted in 1953, 96 names have been retired from the Atlantic basin list.

Florida wraps up winter manatee feeding; Far fewer sea cows have died this winter

Through March 10, only 163 manatees have died statewide. That's about a third of the number found dead by that point last year and less than a fifth of 2021, when a record 1,101 manatees died.

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Lakeland partners with NuCycle Energy to turn waste into energy
Lakeland partners with NuCycle Energy to turn waste into energy

The City of Lakeland is reducing its reliance on landfills by turning waste into energy. The City is working to become more sustainable by teaming up with NuCycle Energy. The partnership allows businesses to bring their waste to NuCycle Energy’s facility, where it will be turned into an energy fuel product, that replaces fossil fuels.

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