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A red tide algae bloom is killing manatees in record numbers this year. (Source: CBS Tampa Bay)

Toxic Algae Off Fla. Coast Killing Marine Life & Economy

The waters run red, but not with blood. A toxic algae known as the “red tide” is spreading through the northeast Gulf of Mexico, killing marine life and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region’s economy.

09/17/2014

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Foes Of Conservation Amendment Wary But Prepared

Florida voters may pass a constitutional amendment that would set aside billions of dollars for land conservation and other environmental projects in the state.

09/11/2014

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Grant Money Awarded For Affordable Care Act Assistance

The University of South Florida is one of just three organizations in the state who will receive federal funds to help people sign up for health insurance during the second enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act.

09/08/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Scott Likely To Continue Hammering Crist Until November

Normally, this would be the point where Gov. Rick Scott would turn his attention to former Gov. Charlie Crist, the newly approved Democratic nominee. After a primary season that was merely a formality for Scott, and only marginally less so for Crist, the incumbent Republican would unleash his financial advantage on his Democratic challenger.

08/27/2014

(Source: AP)

USF Researchers Identify First Set Of Remains From Dozier School

University of South Florida researchers on Thursday announced they had identified the first set of remains exhumed from 55 unmarked graves at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys, a now-closed Panhandle reform school.

08/07/2014

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USF Bans New Grads From Taking Selfies

After years of sleepless study nights, sitting in long lectures and intense finals, it’s time for college seniors to graduate. As much as students at one Florida school would love to document the very moment when walk across the stage to accept their diploma, university officials have put their foot down on the #Selfie game.

04/24/2014

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Researchers Study Sharks’ Sense Of Smell, Vision

If a shark’s nose was plugged, would it still be able to hunt? Some scientists say yes.

04/02/2014

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Autopsy: Wrong Way Driver Had Double State’s Legal Limit Of Alcohol

An autopsy has revealed that the Tampa man who killed four people and himself had more than twice the state’s legal limit of alcohol in his system.

03/10/2014

(Source: CBS4)

UM Among Top 100 Universities For Patents In 2012

The University of Miami is among five Florida universities ranked among the top 100 universities in the world for patents. The National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association said UM ranked No. 92 with 21 patents in 2012.

12/22/2013

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Court Strikes Down University Gun Rule

A splintered appeals court ruled Tuesday that state universities cannot bar students from storing guns in their cars while on campus.

CBS Miami–12/11/2013

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