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2014-12-18 12:21:05

Airline Launches a Network-wide Fare Sale with Fares from $89* JFK- FLL and a Chance to Win a Lux "Thaw Out in Florida" Winter Escape at Mondrian South Beach and Free Car Rental from Sixt** SAN

2014-12-18 08:34:05

New platform featuring South Florida's luxury real estate news and events now available online MIAMI, Dec.

2014-12-18 08:34:04

WEA Property & Casualty Insurance Co. selects the web-based, policy, billing, claims and reinsurance insurance administration system BRADENTON, Fla., Dec.

2014-12-18 08:28:49

In light of a recent study demonstrating the connection between adolescents' use of anti-anxiety and sleep medications and subsequent prescription drug abuse, Novus Medical Detox Center calls for parental

2014-12-18 08:28:12

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2014-12-18 08:25:36

DANIA, Fla., Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Issa Asad, CEO of Q Link Wireless, LLC, and Quadrant Holdings, LLC, has debunked 10 myths about social media marketing.

2014-12-17 23:10:00

The Florida Mesothelioma Victims Center is now offering a diagnosed victim in Florida, or their family members a instant customized report that will include extremely specific information about

2014-12-17 23:07:12

The Future of Racing comes to Miami on March 14, 2015 and tickets to the first U.S.


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Sand Pine, Pinus clausa
2014-04-14 10:28:55

Sand Pine (Pinus clausa) is found along the Florida coasts line mainly the Florida Peninsula from Tampa to Naples on the Gulf Coast and from St. Augustine to Fort Lauderdale on the Atlantic Coast. Some trees can be found in higher elevations of the peninsula from Clay County to Lake Okeechobee. The sand pine grows best in sandy and otherwise unsuitable soil depleted of any nutrients. The sand pine is a short and shrubby tree, which grows to heights of 16-33 feet with some growing to 69...

Ocala National Forest
2014-01-20 10:22:39

Ocala National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of Florida. This forest, established in 1908, encompasses 430,447 acres and is the oldest national forest east of the Mississippi River. It holds four designated wilderness areas including Billies Bay Wilderness and Juniper Prairie Wilderness. This forest receives millions of visitors each year, more than any other national forest within Mississippi. Ocala National Forest resides within the Florida sand...

Apalachicola National Forest
2013-11-01 10:37:21

The Apalachicola National Forest is the largest U.S. National Forest within the state of Florida. It encompasses 632,890 acres and is the only national forest located in the Florida Panhandle. The National Forest provides water and land-based outdoors activities such as swimming, hiking, hunting, fishing, horse-back riding, and off-road ATV usage. The forest contains two Wilderness Areas: Bradwell Bay Wilderness Area and Mud Swamp/New River Wilderness. There are also several special...

Florida Black Bear, Ursus americanus floridanus
2013-05-17 11:12:26

The Florida black bear (Ursus americanus floridanus) is a subspecies of the American black bear. It once held a range that included Florida and southern areas of Georgia and Alabama. Today it occurs in these areas and in southern Mississippi, but its range is now fragmented. This species prefers a habitat within forested areas like sand-pine scrub, wetlands, oak scrub, and upland hardwood forests. This is the only species of bear to prefer a subtropical habitat. The Florida black bear...

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...

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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.