Greg Allen

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'Super-Termite' Could Be Even More Destructive Than Parent Species

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

In South Florida, the world's two most destructive termite species could be mating because of climate change. Researchers say if the hybrids colonize, they could pose an even greater economic threat.


Record Number Of Inmate Deaths Has Florida Prisons On The Defensive

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Many of the inmates died of natural causes, but a series of suspicious deaths — against the backdrop of a shrinking budget and staff shortages — has lawmakers calling for a prison oversight board.


How Malaria In The Brain Kills: Doctors Solve A Medical Mystery

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A child stricken with the deadliest form of the disease can quickly fall unconscious and die. A doctor in Michigan has dedicated her life to figuring out how this happens. At last, she has the answer.


Razing Liberty: Miami's Gambit To Fix A Crime-Plagued Neighborhood

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Liberty Square, in the heart of one of Miami's most crime-ridden areas, will be demolished. Residents, who will be relocated to new public housing, like the plan, but worry about the followthrough.


Fla. Gov. Scott Denies 'Climate Change' Is A Banned Term

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Independent scientists in Florida are backing claims by former state employees that Gov. Rick Scott's administration has a policy of discouraging use of the phrase "climate change."


Florida Gov. Scott Denies Banning Phrase 'Climate Change'

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

University scientists and former state employees say Florida Gov. Rick Scott's administration has directed them to avoid using the phrase "climate change." Scott denies the charge.


More Snakes Added To U.S. Banned Species List

Monday, March 09, 2015

After banning the importation and sale of Burmese pythons and similar species, federal officials are taking aim at boa constrictors and 4 species of anacondas. Breeders and retailers are hissing mad.


Can You Dig It? More Evidence Suggests Humans From The Ice Age

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Initially dismissed as a hoax a century ago, scientists have found evidence in Florida of humans living 14,000 years ago. If the findings hold up, they will help rewrite the history of early man.


Solar Energy Advocates Find Unexpected Ally In Tea Party

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Florida is one of several states where the Tea Party has embraced a new cause: solar energy. Tea Party groups are teaming up with progressive organizations to open up the solar energy industry. It's an unusual coalition and puts them at odds in some states with another conservative grassroots organization, the Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity.


Researchers Probe Horrors Behind Deaths At Florida Boys School

Friday, February 06, 2015

After 3 years of work at a now closed Florida reform school, researchers have found new evidence of violent abuse and unreported deaths. They have identified more sets of remains in unmarked graves.


Thaw In U.S.-Cuba Relations Comes To Baseball

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

This week Major League Baseball smoothed the path for Cubans to play professional ball in the United States. The change in policy follows the recent decision by the U.S. and Cuba to normalize diplomatic relations.


Red States Move To Expand Medicaid Under Obamacare

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

While Republicans in Washington are still fighting to roll back the Affordable Care Act, in many red states, there's a recognition Obamacare is here to stay. Republican governors in Indiana, Tennessee, Utah and other states are pushing Medicaid expansion — something many at first resisted.


Despite Political Resistance, Florida A Leader In ACA Sign-Ups

Monday, February 02, 2015

Florida's governor and its Republican-led legislature opposed the Affordable Care Act and have resisted calls to expand Medicaid. But aided by non-profit groups and strong interest among Hispanics, Florida is one of the leaders in signing residents up for Obamacare.


Florida Health Officials Hope To Test GMO Mosquitoes This Spring

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The British firm that developed the strain of mosquito says it has already tested the insect in tropical countries and found it can reduce populations of disease-carrying mosquitoes by 90 percent.


Traveling To Cuba Getting Easier, But Expect Turbulence On The Way

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Miami businesses expect an upsurge in trade and travel to Cuba under new rules, but travel for tourism is still prohibited and the island has only a limited number of hotel rooms.


Miami Rejects Hosting Cuban Consulate, But Tampa Wants It

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

In anticipation of talks to re-establish diplomatic ties between the U.S. and Cuba, Miami officials say they don't want a Cuban Consulate. In Tampa, though, officials say they'd welcome it.


As Rumors Spread, More Cubans Try To Reach The U.S. By Sea

Friday, January 09, 2015

The Coast Guard has seen a spike in the number of Cubans trying to sail to Florida. The cause, it says, is a false rumor that the U.S. will soon change its policy toward Cubans who reach U.S. shores.


Fla. Gov. Scott Starts Second Term With Markedly Different Tone

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Rick Scott was elected four years ago with Tea Party support. As re-election approached, he moderated many of his conservative views, even supporting Medicaid expansion, an idea he'd long opposed.


Same-Sex Marriages Conducted In Florida After Ban Is Lifted

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

In Ft. Lauderdale, Key West and other cities, gay and lesbian couples began getting married shortly after midnight when a ban on same-sex unions was officially lifted.


Same-Sex Marriages Start In Florida

Monday, January 05, 2015

Florida courts are making last-minute preparations as the state prepares on Tuesday to become the 36th in the nation to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.