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U.S. Rep. Darren Soto speaks during a press conference over Zoom on Thursday.
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Soto and other Florida Democrats slam DeSantis over pandemic response

The war of words between Gov. Ron DeSantis and Democratic leaders continued Thursday as Central Florida Congressman Darren Soto and others denounced his handling of the pandemic. A day earlier DeSantis declared he didn’t want to hear “a blip about COVID” from President Biden until he secured the border. The Democratic press conference came as the CDC reported more than 20,000 new cases of COVID-19 in Florida, at least four times more than any other state. Soto says Florida didn’t have to be a COVID hotspot and stressed the need for vaccinations. “From cruise lines to schools, local control to masks, even mixed signals on vaccines, Governor DeSantis has been on the wrong side of all these issues. That’s how …
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Mangrove trees have adapted to Florida’s storms. Professor Kelly Kibler says systems like these can teach us valuable lessons about resilience. Photo: Steve Hillebrand, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

How Hurricanes Shape Florida’s Environment

Without the occasional hurricane- what would our coastal landscape and the ecosystem around it look like? Kelly Kibler, associate professor of water resources engineering at UCF, joins Intersection to discuss the impact of hurricanes on the environment. 
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