Simplification sought for local regulations

Nowhere is this problem about fishing laws more vexing than the Keys, where an angler could be subject to four sets of regulations — Atlantic federal and state waters and Gulf federal and state waters — on a single fishing trip. Throw in special regulations in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, and Everglades and Biscayne national parks, and it’s enough to make an angler’s head explode.


A Trip to Flamingo Gardens

Flamingo Gardens is a beautifully landscape wildlife sanctuary with exotic plants, birds, reptiles and animals.

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Good News Grows in the Fight Against Diabetes

Diabetes is America’s No. 7 cause of death, killing 71,000 annually, but Scientists, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs are working hard to manage, treat, and ultimately defeat this disease. They are making progress, which should encourage diabetics and those who love them.


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U.S. Scientists Convert Algae to Crude Oil in Less Than an Hour

By Tim Radford – U.S. scientists believe they may have cracked one of the great biofuel conundrums. They have turned a thick soup of algae into a mix of crude oil, gas, water and plant nutrients in less than an hour. That is, they have taken 60 minutes to do what Nature does—at great pressures and temperatures—over millions of years.


Key Largo Stone Crab and Seafood Festival Returns

Key Largo’s popular Stone Crab and Seafood Festival will be back again in early 2014. During the last weekend of January, Jan. 25 and 26, Rowell’s Marina, at mile marker 104.5 bayside in Key Largo, Fla., will be filled with fresh local seafood, live music, and cooking demonstrations.

The Key Largo Stone Crab and Seafood Festival hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 per adult and free for children age 12 and under.