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‘Knight in spiny armor’: could lobsters help save Florida’s dying corals? | Florida

‘Knight in spiny armor’: could lobsters help save Florida’s dying corals? | Florida

[ad_1] An unexpected champion has emerged in the increasingly grave battle to save Florida’s imperiled coral reefs: spiny lobsters that urinate in the water and scare off predatory worms and snails seeking to feast on the delicate organisms. The finding is one of the more bizarre conclusions of a three-year study by scientists from the Florida fish and wildlife conservation commission (FWC), who are also warning it may already be too late for some species of coral to survive without significant human assistance. Last summer’s record ocean heat further accelerated a 90% decline in healthy coral in the Florida Keys since the 1970s. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Noaa) confirmed last month that ongoing high temperatures meant the world was experiencing its fourth global bleaching event of all time, and second in 10 years. The reef-dwelling lobsters, the researchers say, could act as “knights in spiny armor” as the fight continues to save reefs in various states of degradation from collapsing completely. Not only does the scent of their urine appear to scare off …

How to Watch the Florida Panthers vs. Boston Bruins NHL Playoffs Game 3 Tonight: Start Time, Live Stream

How to Watch the Florida Panthers vs. Boston Bruins NHL Playoffs Game 3 Tonight: Start Time, Live Stream

[ad_1] The Boston Bruins are back on home ice tonight for Game 3 of their second round series against the Florida Panthers. With the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs series tied 1-1, tonight’s game is going to be a true test as the teams turn the heat up on this rivalry. Puck-drop from TD Garden is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. Watch the Playoffs on Sling TV The Panthers lost 3-1 in Game 1 and then won Game 2 by a landslide 6-1. With the score evened in the Eastern Conference Second Round, the Bruins and Panthers are quickly becoming a must-watch rivalry in the NHL. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the Florida Panthers vs. Boston Bruins NHL playoff game, including the full series schedule and best Game 3 livestream options. How to Watch the Florida Panthers vs. Boston Bruins Game 3 Without Cable Game 3 of the Florida Panthers vs. Boston Bruins NHL Playoffs series will air on TNT. If you don’t have cable, you can watch tonight’s matchup with a live TV streaming subscription …

Barron Trump officially in the mix, repping Florida at Republican National Convention

Barron Trump officially in the mix, repping Florida at Republican National Convention

[ad_1] Barron Trump — the youngest of Donald Trump’s brood, who turned 18 on March 20 — is joining his siblings in the family’s political endeavors as a newly selected at-large delegate, representing Florida at the Republican National Convention in July. Having yet to even receive his high school diploma, the newly legal Trump has enjoyed a relatively private life, until now, but a Trump campaign official told ABC News that an interest in the family biz has always been there. “Yes, he’s on the delegation roster and Barron is very interested in our nation’s political process,” the campaign official said. NBC News was the first to spread the word that the Florida GOP tapped young Trump for the slot, sharing a statement from Florida GOP chairman Evan Power, saying, “We have a great delegation of grassroots leaders, elected officials and even Trump family members. Florida is continuing to have a great convention team, but more importantly we are preparing to win Florida and win it big.” Lara Trump, Trump’s daughter-in-law, was named co-chair of the RNC back in March. In …

Barron Trump will serve as a Florida delegate to the Republican convention

Barron Trump will serve as a Florida delegate to the Republican convention

[ad_1] Former President Donald Trump greets people after announcing he is running for president for the third time as he speaks at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., in 2022 as his son, Barron Trump, watches. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption toggle caption Andrew Harnik/AP Former President Donald Trump greets people after announcing he is running for president for the third time as he speaks at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., in 2022 as his son, Barron Trump, watches. Andrew Harnik/AP Barron Trump, the youngest of the former president’s children, will make his political debut this summer as a delegate at the Republican National Convention. His name appears on a list of Florida delegates — along with other members of the Trump family — at the GOP convention in Milwaukee in July. The list, released Wednesday, also includes Eric Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and his fiancée Kimberly Guilfoyle, and Tiffany Trump and her husband, Michael Boulos. “Barron is very interested in our nation’s political process,” according to a source familiar with the selection. The former president’s older …

Air Force airman killed by Florida deputies who were at wrong apartment, attorney says

Air Force airman killed by Florida deputies who were at wrong apartment, attorney says

[ad_1] An Air Force airman who was fatally shot at his Okaloosa County, Florida, apartment Friday was killed by a deputy after law enforcement burst into the wrong home, civil rights attorney Ben Crump said Wednesday. A woman said she was on a FaceTime video call with Senior Airman Roger Fortson, 23, when he was killed and that he was alone and there was no disturbance, which law enforcement said was the reason for the call, Crump said. The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office said that Friday afternoon, “our deputy responded to a call of a disturbance in progress where he encountered an armed man,” and the deputy shot him. According to the woman on the FaceTime call, whom Crump did not identify, Fortson heard a knock at his door, asked “who is it?” and got no response, and could not see anyone through the peephole, Crump said in a statement. There was a second, aggressive knock, Crump said, citing the woman’s account. “Concerned, he did what any other law-abiding citizen would do and retrieved his …

Trump classified documents trial in Florida postponed indefinitely

Trump classified documents trial in Florida postponed indefinitely

[ad_1] Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. President Donald Trump gestures while he walks with his attorney Todd Blanche, as his criminal trial over charges that he falsified business records to conceal money paid to silence porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016 continues, at Manhattan state court in New York City, U.S., May 6, 2024.  Brendan Mcdermid | Reuters A federal judge Tuesday indefinitely postponed the criminal classified documents trial of former President Donald Trump, a court filing shows. The trial on charges that Trump willfully retained classified national security records after leaving the White House and then hid them from federal authorities was scheduled to start May 20. But the new ruling from U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon vacates that date and sets a new slate of pretrial proceedings, the latest of which is a hearing set for July 22. The ruling casts more doubt on whether Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, will face trial on the federal criminal charges prior to the Nov. 5 election. Lawyers for Trump have urged Cannon, whom …

Florida judge indefinitely postpones Trump’s classified documents trial

Florida judge indefinitely postpones Trump’s classified documents trial

[ad_1] Donald Trump’s trial in Florida on charges of illegally keeping classified documents after leaving office has been indefinitely postponed, a judge decided on Tuesday, greatly reducing the odds he will face a jury in either of the two federal criminal cases against him before the November 5 US election. Trump, seeking to regain the presidency, previously had been scheduled to go to trial on May 20 in the documents case brought by Special Counsel Jack Smith, but the prosecution and defence had both acknowledged that date would need to be delayed. US District Judge Aileen Cannon, who was appointed to the bench by Trump in 2020, said on Tuesday the trial would no longer begin May 20 but did not set a new date. Cannon scheduled pre-trial hearings to run through July 22. Trump has pleaded not guilty to 40 federal counts accusing him of retaining sensitive national security documents at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida after leaving office in 2021 and obstructing US government efforts to retrieve them. Trump is the Republican candidate …

Florida sues Biden administration over new transgender health care rule

Florida sues Biden administration over new transgender health care rule

[ad_1] Florida’s top prosecutor and a Catholic medical group on Tuesday sued the Biden administration in an effort to block a rule that they say will force doctors to provide gender transition care against their judgment or face heavy penalties. The lawsuit by Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and the Catholic Medical Association (CMA), filed in federal court in Tampa, takes aim at a new rule, published by the U.S. Department of Health and Services (HHS) on Monday that would ban discrimination in health care on the basis of gender identity. The rule is based on an anti-discrimination provision within the Affordable Care Act, the national health insurance law better known as Obamacare, which forbids sex discrimination. In their complaint, Moody and CMA say the new rule goes beyond the anti-discrimination law. They say it would force doctors to provide, and insurance to pay for, treatments including puberty blockers, hormones and surgeries for transgender minors and adults against their medical or ethical judgment. They also said the rule conflicted with a Florida law banning such treatments, which are …

Florida Becomes First State To Ban ‘Fake Meat’

Florida Becomes First State To Ban ‘Fake Meat’

[ad_1] Authored by Patricia Tolson via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), Florida’s governor has signed a first-of-its-kind bill into law to officially ban lab-grown meat, in a bid to protect the Sunshine State’s cattle industry and its residents. Lab-grown meat is presented in the Disgusting Food Museum in Los Angeles, Calif., on Dec. 6, 2018. (Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images) Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the legislation, SB1084, into law at a ceremony in Wauchula on May 1. The sweeping 81-page agricultural package officially bans “the manufacture for sale, sale, holding or offering for sale, or distribution of cultivated meat” in the Sunshine State. The bill includes 22 additional measures, ranging from the preemption of federal regulations for electric vehicle stations in the state to a redefinition of the term. “hemp extract.” The ban does not include Impossible meat, which is a plant-based meat alternative. Gov. DeSantis’ office said in a statement that Florida is “taking action to stop the World Economic Forum’s goal of forcing the world to eat lab-grown meat and insects.” The …

Why Florida Is the Best State in Education and Economy | Best States

Why Florida Is the Best State in Education and Economy | Best States

[ad_1] The debate around education in Florida is among the most contentious in America. The state’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, has staked his political persona on being an opponent of what he terms the “woke” influence on education policy, even centering his 2024 presidential campaign on the theory that his efforts in the Sunshine State would entice a national audience to vote him into the White House. Unfortunately for DeSantis, making America Florida did not resonate with Republican voters in states like Iowa and New Hampshire, and he exited the race after running a distant second to former President Donald Trump in the Iowa caucuses. Florida’s Education Success In higher education, Florida – which is No. 9 in the overall Best States rankings – posted the second-highest rates of timely graduation among students at public institutions pursuing two- and four-year degrees, respectively. Students attending its public, four-year institutions also faced the lowest average amount in the country for in-state tuition and fees. The state fell in the middle of the pack on two other measures …