Greg Allen

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Miami Uses Pumps To Battle Flooding From Sea Level Rise

Friday, October 10, 2014

To combat sea level rise, one of the consequences of climate change, Miami Beach is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to install new storm sewers and pumps.


Republicans May Lose Grip On Florida Panhandle House Seat

Sunday, October 05, 2014

One of the most competitive House races this year is in Florida's panhandle. Democrat Gwen Graham has made it a tight race in part by attacking Southerland as being out of step on women's issues.


Michael Dunn Found Guilty In 'Loud Music' Killing

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

A Florida jury found Michael Dunn guilty of first-degree murder for killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis in a dispute over loud music.


Florida's Manatees: Big, Beloved And Bitterly Contested

Friday, September 26, 2014

In one coastal community, some residents are trying to get manatees off the endangered species list. But manatee advocates say the sea cows, threatened by ecotourism, need more protection, not less.


Marvel's New Hero Wants To Save The World — And The Citrus Industry

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Captain Citrus was sponsored by Florida's orange growers, whose profits are being hurt by disease and declining consumer demand for orange juice. They hope the comic character will boost sales.


SeaWorld Hopes New Orca Habitats Will Stem A Tide Of Criticism

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The theme park says a 2013 documentary critical of its captive orca attraction has hurt its bottom line. Now, it's pushing back with a social media campaign and plans for new habitats for its whales.


Miami Struggles To Embrace Unaccompanied Immigrants

Sunday, August 31, 2014

School districts are beginning to cope with the recent influx of new students from Central America. Many have little education and most are just beginning to learn English.


Climate Policy Takes The Stage In Florida Governor's Race

Friday, August 29, 2014

Rick Scott, Florida's GOP governor, has come under criticism for his record on the environment. Now, he's rolling out his own proposals for safeguarding the state's water and wildlife preserves.


The 'Greening' Of Florida Citrus Means Less Green In Growers' Pockets

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Orange juice sales are at their lowest point in 10 years. Florida's citrus industry is reeling from a disease called "greening," while consumers face dozens of other choices in the supermarket aisle.


Pesticides Used On Florida's Mosquitoes May Harm Butterflies

Friday, August 22, 2014

Environmentalists and a South Florida community want to limit aerial spraying for mosquitoes — saying it's ineffective and harmful to wildlife. Two butterfly species were added to the endangered list.


Afghan Brides Dress To Impress, Fueling An Unlikely Business Boom

Sunday, August 10, 2014

In one of the world's poorest countries, where many women still wear head-to-toe burqas, lavish spending and competition among brides is fueling a boom in shops selling pricey and glamorous dresses.


These Waves Keep Sharks Away From Swimmers

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sharks are sensitive to electromagnetic fields, thanks to certain receptors in their snouts. Surfers, divers and others nervous about attacks can strap on field-generating devices for peace of mind.


Fla. Judge Orders Lawmakers Back To Work On A New Congressional Map

Friday, August 01, 2014

A Florida judge has ordered the state legislature to come back from recess for a special session. Lawmakers will be expected to draw up new maps for congressional districts found unconstitutional. The judge says he may push back the November 4 election date and order special elections in the affected districts.


The Great Blue Hope: Michelle Nunn Tries The Improbable In Ga.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Georgia hasn't elected a Democrat to statewide office for over a decade, but Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is the most viable hope the party's had in a long time.


Nuclear Plant May Be In Hot Water Over Its Cooling System

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Operators of the Turkey Point nuclear plant near Miami have received federal permission to run their cooling system above the old 100 degree limit. The decision is meant to combat algae growth and rising temperature in cooling canals, but environmental groups in nearby Biscayne National Park are concerned.


Legal Battle Looms Over Florida Congressional Districts

Monday, July 21, 2014

A judge ruled that maps for two congressional districts were drawn in a way that violates the state constitution. But can maps be redrawn in time for the midterm election three months away?


Fate Of Decades-Old Cigar Factory Dangles By A Phrase

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Florida once had 150 cigar factories but now there's just one left. The J.C. Newman company worries that new FDA rules on cigars may put it out of business. Now, it's enlisting the help of elected officials in Florida.


Miami Stores Enjoy Thriving Business From Cuban Shoppers

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

The city has become a shopping destination for Cubans who come looking for goods unavailable or too expensive to buy at home, now that Cuba has lifted travel restrictions.


Goods Sold In Cuban Shops Often Come From Florida Stores

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Some stores in and around Miami specialize in the Cuba trade, selling everything from discount clothes to car parts for Soviet-era cars. It's a legal way around the 50-year-old trade embargo.


Florida County Goes To Court Over 'Acid Fracking' Near Everglades

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Acid has long been used in oil drilling in Florida, but Collier County officials say the state has been lax in its oversight of a new process that involves injecting acid underground under pressure.