January 19, 2020

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| 7/1/2019

› Report: 174 dolphins died from red tide bloom off Florida
Scores of dolphins have died along Florida's southwest coast due to the red tide bloom in the past year, federal researchers said. Figures released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showed 174 dolphins were stranded in a mass die-off between last July and last week.

› Two-thirds of Metrorail technicians unqualified to work alone
Two-thirds of Metrorail technicians are unqualified to work alone, according to a new report that says the expertise shortage “may compromise the safety of the system.” But transit union leaders say much of the report is “simply not true,” pointing instead to training and budget cuts that tax both the system and those who keep it running.

› Lawsuits claim Orlando restaurant owners defrauded green card hopefuls to ‘steal every penny’
Tre Bambine’s future in Orlando appeared promising when the Italian restaurant opened in February in a prime spot on Lake Eola in downtown Orlando. But after just three months, the restaurant suddenly closed. Tre Bambine’s owners, Terry Hong-Yin Chan and Jacquelyn Angiulli Chan of Orlando, are embroiled in federal and state lawsuits for allegedly defrauding immigrant hopefuls who invested in their restaurants and skipping out on rent.

› For one rare bird, flight from South Florida’s changing climate sparks a surprising revival
When Craig Watson moved to South Carolina 30 years ago, the appearance of a roseate spoonbill would draw people from hundreds of miles away hoping to get a glimpse of the exotic bird. Today, spoonbills are a daily sight among the herons and egrets in the coastal marshes where Watson works as a state migratory bird biologist.

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