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University of Miami Researchers Contaminated Rare Pine Rockland, DOJ Lawsuit Alleges

Critics of a plan to develop rare forest land in southwest Miami-Dade County say that radioactive materials dumped there by University of Miami researchers show that the university was a poor steward of sensitive land.

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FEMA to States: No Climate Planning, No Money

Governors seeking billions of dollars in U.S. preparedness funds will have to sign off on plans to mitigate effects of climate change.

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Federal, State Officials Respond to ‘Climate Change’ Controversy

State officials questioned about not using the term.

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As Gov. Scott Denies Ban, ‘Climate Change’ Order Reported at Other Agencies

Employees from the Department of Transportation, Department of Health and South Florida Water Management District say they were told not to use “climate change” and “global warming.”

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‘Climate Change’ Ban? Then Why Are There References in State Documents? We’ll Explain

Your questions answered.

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FCIR Editor Discusses Florida’s ‘Climate Change’ Ban on National Radio Shows

Tristram Korten was on “To the Point” and “Here and Now” for his story about Florida’s ban on the terms “global warming” and “climate change.”

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In Florida, Officials Ban Term ‘Climate Change’

State environmental officials ordered not to use the terms “climate change” or “global warming” in any government communications, emails, or reports, according to former employees, consultants, volunteers and records.

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Federal Judge Dismisses Injured Postal Worker’s Claim

A federal judge in New York threw out a lawsuit on Feb. 26 filed by an injured U.S. Postal Service worker from Orlando who became seriously ill after handling a package that was leaking a noxious chemical.

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Florida’s Shrinking Workforce, Part 4: The Overview

Over the last decade, Florida has shed thousands of state jobs and it is evident throughout a host of state agencies that these staff reductions have prevented Florida’s government from doing its job effectively.

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Florida’s Shrinking Workforce, Part 3

Decades of job cuts to state agencies have affected Florida’s ability to monitor its water quality as well as provide required assistance to the jobless.

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