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• What comes to mind when you imagine the aroma and flavor of a beer made with only Florida ingredients? If your first thoughts are sunscreen and swamp water, think again. Local brewers are determined to create an all-Florida beer, and climate change, of all things, is helping the dream come true. Barley and hops don’t do well in our tropical conditions and sandy soil. Another drawback is the length of daylight in summer – it’s actually shorter here than up north because of the angle of the earth as it tips toward the sun. But climate change has increased drought in the Western states, where most American hops are grown. And warmer temperatures overall mean even less risk of a … Read More »
• New research shows for at least 8 million years the American alligator has remained virtually untouched by evolution, making it among the world’s oldest species.
The animal may be up to 6 million years older than previously thought. Read More »
• A new study shows that a toxic algae bloom driving Floridians from affected waters also is poised to drive tourists from the state.
More than half of those surveyed as part of the study were concerned enough about the bloom to consider delaying travel plans. Read More »