Greg Allen

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Puerto Rico Waits To See If Zika Scares Off Tourists

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

In the Old San Juan district, tourists pour out of cruise ships to shop and take in the sights. Officials worry they could start to see a decline in tourists due to the rising number of Zika cases.


Once Parched, Florida's Everglades Finds Its Flow Again

Friday, February 19, 2016

The Everglades lost half its ecosystem after Tamiami Trail was built through the heart of the national park in the 1920s, cutting off water flow. Now, restoration efforts are finally taking effect.


Florida Governor Ramps Up Mosquito Fight To Stay Ahead Of Zika

Thursday, February 04, 2016

It's only a matter of time, Gov. Rick Scott figures, before the Zika virus shows up in Florida mosquitoes. He's called for increased spraying and other moves to keep Zika and other diseases in check.


Florida Supreme Court To Decide Whether Executions Can Go Forward

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Florida's highest court will hear a case that may determine the fate of some 390 death row inmates. The case comes after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the state's death sentencing system.


Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Join The Fight To Stop Zika Virus

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The rapid spread of the Zika virus has raised interest in a British company that has developed a genetically modified mosquito. Oxitec has produced a genetically engineered line of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the mosquito that carries dengue fever and chikungunya. Those tropical diseases have become common in Latin America ...


Florida Researchers Complete Investigation Into Shuttered Reform School

Thursday, January 21, 2016

University of South Florida researchers completed an investigation of unmarked graves at the now closed Dozier School for Boys. Twenty-one of 55 sets of remains found at the school were identified.


Hunting Snakes In The Everglades To Protect Native Species

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Florida's Everglades is known for its alligators, and in recent years, pythons. Burmese pythons aren't native to the Everglades. But over the last two decades, the snakes, which can grow up to 20 feet, have become established there and taken a big toll on native wildlife.

With the pythons, there's ...


Plan For Cuba Ferry Terminal Reveals Shift In Miami Politics

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Miami-Dade County is considering building a ferry terminal that would serve carriers offering regular service to Cuba. It's a sign that in a city that's home to Cuban exiles, times have changed.


How Obama's Proposals Are Playing Out At Gun Shows

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Hundreds of people were lined up when the gun show opened at the fairgrounds in Miami. It was mostly men, but there were quite a few women and even some kids. Winter is a busy time for gun sales in Florida. But this gun show was busier than usual.

Even ...


How Florida's New District Maps Could Give Democrats An Edge

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Republicans control the reins of power in Florida, but Democrats think the new maps will help them unseat some GOP incumbents both in Congress and in the state Legislature.


Puerto Rico Calls On Congress For Help In Billion Dollar Debt Crisis

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Puerto Rico has a billion dollars in debt payments due January 1 and the U.S. territory's governor says the island may default. If forced to choose between making debt payments or pay...


Cuban Immigrants Flow Into The U.S., Fearing The Rules Will Change

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

One consequence of improved relations is that Cubans believe it will soon be harder to immigrate to the U.S. This year has seen the largest influx of Cubans in more than two decades.


Marco Rubio's Political Roots Began Where He Grew Up, West Miami

Friday, December 25, 2015

One way to get to know the presidential candidates is to look at the people and places that helped shape them. (This piece initially aired on June 22, 2015 on All Things Considered.)


Why Miami Cubans Roast Christmas Pigs In A 'China Box'

Thursday, December 24, 2015

La caja China is a device inspired by Chinese rail workers in Cuba. And in Miami, it has become the de rigueur way to cook the traditional Noche Buena pig roast. Only in America.


Little Florida Bank Goes Where Behemoths Fear To Tread: Cuba

Friday, December 18, 2015

Middlemen, messy currencies and questions galore allude to the price of banking in Cuba — but that's not stopping Stonegate, the first to offer customers a debit card they can use across the strait.


Environmentalists Sound Alarm On Proposed Drilling Near Florida Everglades

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

The National Park Service is weighing a Texas company's proposal to do seismic oil testing in the Big Cypress National Preserve, but some worry it will open the door for fracking in the Everglades.


How Long Can Florida's Citrus Industry Survive?

Friday, November 27, 2015

The USDA recently stunned growers when it projected the smallest orange harvest for Florida in more than 50 years. The culprit: A tiny insect that's killing off the state's trees — and industry.


Safety Investigators Say They Can't Find El Faro's Data Recorder

Monday, November 16, 2015

The National Transportation Safety Board has completed its search of the wreckage of the El Faro, without finding the ship's voyage data recorder. The 790-foot container ship with 33 crew members aboard sank off the Bahamas on Oct. 1 during Hurricane Joaquin.

Using specialized sonar equipment, the U.S. Navy ship ...


SeaWorld Reinvents Itself In Face Of Growing 'Blackfish' Scrutiny

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Facing continued pressure from activists and lawmakers over its shows featuring captive killer whales, SeaWorld is addressing its problems by putting an emphasis on conservation and education.


Scientists Work With Cuba To Bring Lost Orchids Back To Florida State Park

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve is home to more than 40 native species of orchids; many more were lost to poaching and habitat destruction. Some of those blooms can still be found in Cuba and may return.