August 7, 2020

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 10/8/2019

› Oyster reef dome creates opportunities for cleaner water
Oyster aquaculture was first introduced to the State of Florida in 2013 by Tallahassee Community College's Wakulla Environmental Institute (WEI), located in Crawfordville, in response to the dramatic decline in the wild oyster population following the 2010 BP oil spill. WEI created the program in order to help the local Gulf coast community of Wakulla County, whose economy is largely dependent on seafood.

› Florida lawmakers want background checks for ammunition buyers
Two state lawmakers said Monday they’ve filed legislation to require background checks for ammunition buyers. The proposal is called “Jaime’s Law,” in honor of Jaime Guttenberg, one of the 17 people killed in the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre. State Rep. Dan Daley, D-Coral Springs, and state Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation, said their proposal would apply to all sales of ammunition if it becomes law.

› EcoClear wins Ringling College innovation award from Sarasota Council for Economic Development
When Christopher Stidd tells the story of EcoClear Products, which have topped $20 million in annual sales, he starts with the idea — the idea that launched his business and changed his life. Poison-free pesticides that are safe for people, pets and wildlife. Stidd, who had been a salesman for Central Garden & Pet, worked with chemists to develop a targeted rodenticide called RatX.

› Who are the three South Florida businessmen tangled in Trump impeachment inquiry?
There’s always a Florida connection. Three South Florida businessmen have emerged as players in Ukrainian business dealings under scrutiny because of the President Donald Trump impeachment inquiry. The three touted their connections to Trump and his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani in a quest to replace the leader of Ukraine’s state gas company, the Associated Press reported.

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