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Florida Cave Diving Warning Sign  (Source: CBS4)

Cave Diving Death Under Investigation In Volusia County

Investigators in Volusia County are trying to figure out why a man died over the weekend cave diving.

06/10/2015

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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 as he fields 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)

Answers Sought After Reports Of ‘Climate Change’ Ban

An environmental group wants Florida’s inspector general to check out reports of an unwritten policy prohibiting state agencies from using the terms “climate change” and “global warming.”

03/20/2015

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Putnam: ‘Think Big, Act Boldly’ On Water, Land

Florida lawmakers, who received a directive from voters in November to increase spending to protect water sources and sensitive lands, were told to “think big and act boldly” by the state agriculture commissioner on Thursday.

01/22/2015

Gov. Rick Scott (Source: CBS4)

Scott Urged To Make Interim Secretaries Permanent At DCF, DJJ

As he gets ready to start a second term, Gov. Rick Scott will have to choose leaders for the Florida Department of Children and Families and the Department of Juvenile Justice.

12/01/2014

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

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Broward Land Sale Before Cabinet Tuesday

The state may soon be able to plant another $2 million into a trust fund for future land conservation.

08/18/2014

A small brackish pond with mangrove seedlings and dead Australian pines in the background. (Source: Florida State Parks)

Foster & Adoptive Children Receive Free Park Passes

More than 15,000 foster and adoptive children and their families are getting free passes to Florida’s state parks.

03/15/2014

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

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