Monday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Next-generation space industry jobs ready for take-off
As the United States approaches a return to human spaceflight and a rapid increase in the frequency of satellite launches, an entire generation of workers from the Apollo program and space shuttle days have retired. A new generation of commercial space companies, dubbed "NewSpace," is emerging around the world and on Florida's Space Coast, where astronauts once departed for the moon missions of the 1960s and '70s and on space shuttle missions in the following decades. More from Space Daily.
After losing home and business, Cape Coral couple has designs on future with Armex
Marlin and Jose Arias lost everything when the housing market turned. Now they are the owners of the new Armex Design Studio in Cape Coral. The design studio is a one-stop shop for builders. More from the Fort Myers News-Press.
Opinion: Open government is your fundamental right
For government to be of, by and for the people, it must be out in front of the people. The theme for Sunshine Week 2019 is simply, “It’s your right to know.” The reason it’s your right to know is that it’s your government. From the courthouse to the statehouse to the White House, it is your right to know what government is up to. More from TCPalm.
Florida restaurant industry attorney explains support for ban on straw bans
In the effort to clean up the environment, a number of Florida cities have banned plastic bags and plastic straws in recent years. Several cities have banned Styrofoam containers at grocery stores and restaurants. More from WLRN.
Florida's electric grid could be completely underground within 30 years
Hurricanes Michael and Irma collectively knocked out power for more than 6.5 million Floridians in a two-year period - some for two weeks or more. But new legislation hopes to prevent the mass outages in the future. More from WFLA.
University of Miami Health: Delivering world-class cardiovascular care
Heart disease is the leading cause of death of men and women worldwide. At the Cardiovascular Program at UHealth - the University of Miami Health System, renowned physician scientists are combatting this epidemic with a combination of world-class care and innovative treatments found nowhere else in the world. [Sponsored report]
'Freebee' electric cars
Starting Tuesday, folks in Fort Lauderdale can catch a free ride in an electric vehicle that offers on-demand service. Users can download the “Ride Freebee” app on a smartphone, then request a ride. The process is similar to ride-hailing apps like Uber, but there is no fee, and the all-electric cars are meant for short trips, like from work to lunch.
» More from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Out of the Box
Redlands Bat House
Around the corner from the primate troops at Monkey Jungle, past shade houses, container nurseries and a pot farm perfectly suited for funky old Redland, another very Florida thing has been erected on the former country retreat of a Miami pioneer: the world’s biggest bat house. And the timing couldn’t be better for one of the most endangered mammals on the planet, the Florida bonneted bat.
» Read more from the Miami Herald.
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