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Florida

Why a giant sinkhole was kept a secret from homeowners

Last month, when a 300-foot-deep sinkhole opened up at a phosphate plant in Mulberry, draining acidic waste into the aquifer below, the owner, fertilizer industry giant Mosaic, alerted the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Polk County.

Environment

Miami files appeal, continues fight over increase in chemical levels in water

The water standards, which were developed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and approved July 26 by the state Environmental Regulation Commission, have been highly controversial. They involve new and revised limits on chemicals in waterways, with the department saying the plan would allow it to regulate more chemicals while updating standards for others.

Environment

11-foot, 450 pound alligator caught near Davie school

An 11-foot alligator wandering onto a Southwest Ranches bike trail was caught on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission snagged the 450-pound gator after Davie Police found the massive reptile on a bike trail near the intersection of Griffin Road and Bonaventure Boulevard in Southwest Ranches.

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UM holds forum on Zika

On Thursday, September 8, 2016, University of Miami hosted a panel discussion of researchers, scientists and clinicians to talk about Zika.
Carl Juste cjuste@miamiherald.com
UM holds forum on Zika 1:22

UM holds forum on Zika

11-foot, 450 pound alligator caught near Davie school 1:45

11-foot, 450 pound alligator caught near Davie school

Congressman holds jar of mosquitoes on House floor to push for funding to battle Zika 3:54

Congressman holds jar of mosquitoes on House floor to push for funding to battle Zika

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Aerial spraying against Zika draws protesters in Miami Beach

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