Aug 6, 2016

Florida officials go into damage-control mode over Zika

Thank goodness it’s the slow season in Florida. At least that’s what officials and representatives of the state’s multibillion-dollar tourism industry are thinking in the wake of the news that 15 people have been infected with Zika in a small, trendy neighborhood in Miami. ...

Scammers, bug spray makers cashing in on Zika scare

Aug 4, 2016

Scammers, bug spray makers cashing in on Zika scare

Worried you might catch the Zika virus? Scammers and bug spray companies are counting on it. Marketers know this is the time to pounce: The summer Olympics are about to start in Brazil, where the recent Zika epidemic started, and 14 mosquito-borne cases of ...

Florida algae bloom afflicts economy, sea life

Jul 30, 2016

Florida algae bloom afflicts economy, sea life

Every night Tim Robinson sleeps in his boat, which floats atop a blanket of foul-smelling bright green slime. For houseboat dwellers such as Robinson, the toxic algae bloom spreading through Florida’s Lake Okeechobee — the nation’s second-largest freshwater lake — is more than just ...