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(Source: AP Photo/David Goldman)

Environmental, Law Enforcement Jobs Draw Hopefuls

Florida has received an array of applications for the top jobs at its environmental and law-enforcement agencies, with little more than a week remaining for people to submit resumes.

05/22/2015

Exterior view of Castillo de San Marcos, a masonry fort completed in 1695, St. Augustine, Florida. (Photo by Harvey Meston/Getty Images)

Sea Rise Threatens Florida Coast, But No Statewide Plan

Rising sea levels are threatening St. Augustine’s centuries-old Spanish fortress and other national landmarks. So Ponce de Leon’s mythical Fountain of Youth could soon spill over into the ocean if the Atlantic engulfs the area.

05/10/2015

Florida Governor Rick Scott attends a road expansion event at the Casa Maiz restaurant where he fieldeds questions from reporters about climate change on March 9, 2015 in Hialeah, Florida. Recent reports indicate that the Florida governor allegedly issued orders for certain state agencies to not to use the term 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida Gov. Scott Denies Banning ‘Climate Change’ Phrase

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has denied allegations from a report that made national headlines this week with claims that his administration banned use of the terms “climate change” and “global warming” in official documents and speeches.

03/10/2015

The Seven Mile Bridge in The Florida Keys

Piece Of Concrete Falls Off Old Seven Mile Bridge

Parts of the historic seven mile bridge have fallen into the ocean making it dangerous for boaters near the area.

08/30/2014

Oil Rigs (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Collier County Wants Oil Company’s Permit Revoked

Colliery County officials are asking for the state to revoke a permit for a Texas oil company to drill on an island surrounded by a sanctuary.

04/25/2014

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park  (Source: http://www.floridastateparks.org/capeflorida/default.cfm)

State Parks Bring In $1.2 Billion In Last Year

While national parks have gone through more than a week of closures this year, Florida state parks are doing just fine in the last fiscal year.

CBS Miami–11/15/2013

"Harriet" begins drilling first of two tunnels under Biscayne Bay for the new Port of Miami Tunnel.  (Source: MAT CONCESSIONAIRE LLC)

Dirt From Port Tunnel Can Be Used In Virginia Key

The dirt is clean and that’s good news for the international consortium behind the on-going $1 billion Port of Miami tunnel dig.

CBS4–12/29/2011

Port Tunnel Boring Machine 10

Drilling Set To Start In $1B Port Of Miami Tunnel Project

Construction of the new $1 billion Port of Miami tunnel will take a giant leap forward Thursday when boring finally gets underway.

CBS4–11/10/2011

Florida Everglades

Scott Pleases Everglades Activists With Restoration Plan

Some environmentalists expressed optimism Friday at a proposal by Gov. Rick Scott aimed at trying to resolve a years-long dispute over restoring the Everglades, despite the state’s assertion that it needs several more years to get the ecosystem clean.

CBS4–10/09/2011