‘Unusual mortality’: the plight of Florida’s manatees – in pictures | Environment

[ad_1] A diver from Sea & Shoreline, a Florida-based aquatic restoration firm, scrubs algae from exclusion cages in the Crystal River. The cages allow seagrass to develop mature roots before manatees eat it. As in Indian River Lagoon, land development and pollution fuelled algal blooms that smothered the eelgrass manatees eat. A community organisation, Save … Read more

Florida kite surfer killed after high winds slam him into a house

Florida kite surfer killed after high winds slam him into a house

[ad_1] FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A kite surfer in Florida died Wednesday after a strong wind picked the man off the ground, carried him 400 feet and slammed him into the second floor of a house on Fort Lauderdale Beach, authorities said. Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue officials said the kite surfer hadn’t even gotten into … Read more

Education secretary calls to encourage Florida superintendents in battle over masks

Education secretary calls to encourage Florida superintendents in battle over masks

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, with the blessing of the White House, called school administrators in Florida facing retaliation for mandating masks with a message, two administration officials said Friday: Stay the course. Cardona spoke to Vickie Cartwright, the interim superintendent for Broward County Public Schools, and Carlee Simon, the superintendent for … Read more