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2007-07-30 12:13:53

By Kevin Wadlow, Florida Keys Keynoter, Marathon Jul. 28--State officials seek to spend $2 million to buy 9.4 acres of Florida Keys land for conservation. Five parcels proposed for purchase go before Gov. Charlie Crist and the Florida Cabinet for approval Tuesday in Tallahassee.

2007-07-11 15:04:54

Marlin Bay Yacht Club, a luxury residential and marina community in Marathon, FL, will contribute $180,000 in funding to provide for public boat ramps and associated parking in Marathon as well as improve mooring in Boot Key Harbor.

2006-11-24 06:00:49

By Curtis Morgan, The Miami Herald Nov. 24--Work to widen the 18-Mile Stretch, already under a multiagency microscope because of a massive algae bloom tainting surrounding waters, has a new problem: Tons of excavated muck and mulched mangrove are fast piling up along the main road into the Keys.

2006-08-29 09:00:46

By Tom Brown MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Ernesto began intensifying on Tuesday as it left Cuba and headed over open water toward south Florida where forecasters said there was a chance it could come ashore at hurricane strength.

2006-08-29 05:15:40

By Tom Brown MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Ernesto began intensifying on Tuesday as it left Cuba and headed over open water toward south Florida where forecasters said there was a chance it could come ashore at hurricane strength.

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2006-08-18 17:10:00

The shallow waters from Key Largo north to Arsenicker Keys have been clouded by a blue-green algae bloom spreading across 175 square miles of Florida and Biscayne bays since autumn.

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2006-08-16 17:36:18

Marine scientists hope "test-tube coral babies" will take root to help restore a tract of reef ravaged by a 1984 ship grounding in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

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2006-07-05 07:50:00

In the azure waters of Florida's remote Dry Tortugas National Park, corals have been toppled by hurricanes and blighted by disease and a phenomenon known as bleaching.

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2006-05-03 07:15:00

Spiraling living costs, lingering trauma from past evacuations and fear that one day million-dollar homes could be reduced to rubble or again flooded are driving people out of the vulnerable Florida Keys as another hurricane season looms.

2006-01-12 17:57:01

By Jim Loney MIAMI (Reuters) - A U.S. judge agreed on Thursday to review Washington's decision to send 15 migrants back to Cuba because the decrepit Florida Keys bridge they landed on was not connected to the mainland.


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Dry Tortugas National Park
2013-04-18 12:21:11

Dry Tortugas National Park is located in the Gulf of Mexico in the United States. The park consists of a small chain of coral islands, comprising 64,701 acres, but only 104 acres of land. The islands are about seventy miles from Key West, Florida and comprise the far western portion of the Florida Keys. The first European explorer to visit the area was Juan Ponce de León, who named the islands the Tortugas after catching 160 sea turtles near them. The term “dry” is used to denote the...

Biscayne National Park
2013-04-17 23:58:18

Biscayne National Park is located in the southern area of Florida in the United States. The park holds 172,971 acres, of which ninety-five percent consists of water. Native Americans first inhabited the area when water levels were low in the Biscayne Bay. Evidence has been found in the area supporting the inhabitance of other Native Americans, like the Tequesta people, from at least 2,500 years ago. European settlement did not occur in the area until the 19th century, when farmers settled on...

2012-06-14 08:35:04

Symbol: TRSA2 Group: Dicot Family: Euphorbiaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

2012-06-14 10:18:34

Symbol: SCLI3 Group: Monocot Family: Cyperaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N PR    N VI    N Synonyms:   SCLI8 Scirpus lithospermus L. Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta...

2012-06-14 10:43:15

Symbol: SARI5 Group: Dicot Family: Lamiaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   SAPR4 Salvia privoides Benth. Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division  ...

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Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.