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Idalia to hit Florida as ‘extremely dangerous’ category 4 hurricane, forecasters say

Mandatory evacuation orders issued in at least 28 of state’s 67 counties as storm set to make landfall early on Wednesday Florida’s Gulf Coast braced for fierce winds, torrential rain and surging seawater from Idalia, forecast to become “an extremely…

Trying to Rescue Florida’s Coral Reef From Devastating Ocean Heat

This year, the Florida Keys reached an alert level 2, indicating extreme risk of coral bleaching, about six weeks earlier than normal.

Florida ocean records ‘unprecedented’ temperatures similar to a hot tub

The surface ocean temperature around the Florida Keys soared to 101.19F (38.43C) this week, in what could be a global record as ocean heat around the state reaches unprecedented extremes.

Red tide is back in Florida, killing fish and impacting human health. Here’s what to know about the toxic bloom.

Red tide, a problem that has sporadically plagued Florida’s Gulf Coast water for years, is back.

Florida teen captures 28 Burmese pythons, gets top prize

A 19-year-old South Florida man captured 28 Burmese pythons during a 10-day competition that was created to increase awareness about the threats the invasive snakes pose to the state.

US agrees to update critical habitat for Florida manatees

U.S. wildlife officials have agreed to revise the critical habitat designation for Florida manatees, which have been dying in record numbers because water pollution is killing a main food source.

Florida to feed starving manatees in rare conservation move

Starving manatees will soon be fed by hand in Florida, a rare wildfire intervention to save the marine mammals whose natural food is vanishing from the effects of pollution, state officials told Reuters.