State Officials Determine Non-Travel Zika Cases in Miami-Dade, Broward Are Likely Result of Local Mosquitoes

The Florida Department of Health announced Friday it had determined four Zika cases in the state were likely transmitted by local mosquitos, the first not linked to travel outside the U.S. mainland.

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Obama Visits Yosemite, Warns of Risks From Climate Change

President Obama warned that the country’s national parks are at risk from climate change while visiting Yosemite Falls with his family over the weekend.

Immersion in Basque country: Part I – Sonoma Index

I’m on a quest to find the world’s oldest fishermen, catch some fish, and eat some good food.

France has caves with evidence of prehistoric human habitation that dates back tens of thousands of years. Most of those caves have drawings of mammals, such as deer, bison and horses, but in the caves of Basque country, scientists found drawings of fish, presumably caught by prehistoric anglers.

Frustration spills over seagrass die-off in Florida Bay


Frustration spills over seagrass die-off in Florida Bay, the worst in decades; residents and officials demand action

The campaign to save Florida Bay should move to the ballot box, speakers fumed Thursday in Islamorada.

“Talking to the politicians obviously is not working,” Islamorada Village Council member Jim Mooney said after a presentation on Florida Bay’s woes to the village board.

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Javier Manjarres posts bail, returns to blogging

Conservative blogger Javier Manjarres has evidently returned from a stint in jail and returned to blogging about Florida politics on his site, the The Shark Tank.

The blog was on hiatus over the weekend, with no posts published between Friday and Monday. Manjarres was processed and released from the Palm Beach County jail after his arrest Saturday on attempted murder charges.