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West Nile Virus Found In Florida Chickens

Three chickens in central Florida have tested positive for the potentially fatal West Nile virus.

CBS Tampa–08/23/2014

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Alleged Poacher Of 300 Turtle Eggs Is Arrested

Officials say nearly 300 sea turtle eggs have been reburied after being found in the possession of a poacher.

CBS Tampa–08/20/2014

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Feds: Nudists Scaring Off Rare Birds From Beach

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service say that nudists are scaring off rare birds on Passage Key.

CBS Tampa–08/18/2014

A 60-90 mile long “red tide” continues to spread along the coast of southwestern Florida, and researchers say that the fish-killing algae bloom is the largest seen in over a decade.   (Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Red Tide’ Expands Along 60-90 Miles Of Southwestern Florida Coast

A 60-90 mile long “red tide” continues to spread along the coast of southwestern Florida, and researchers say that the fish-killing algae bloom is the largest seen in over a decade.

CBS Tampa–08/14/2014

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Study: Climate Change May Be Linked To More Severe Tornado Outbreaks

A new study has found that climate change might be playing a role in the frequency and strength of tornadoes.

CBS Tampa–08/08/2014

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1 Dead, 1 Sickened From Flesh-Eating Bacteria

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Sarasota County health officials have issued a warning against eating raw oysters and exposing open wounds to coastal and inland waters after one person died and another was sickened by a […]

CBS Tampa–07/30/2014

A Florida man fishing Phillippi Creek with shrimp bait reeled in a fish that is related to the piranha and has a legendary reputation for pursuing and eating men’s testicles.  (MARK RALSTON/AFP/GettyImages)

Florida Fisherman Reels In Testicle-Eating Species Of Fish

A Florida man fishing Phillippi Creek with shrimp bait reeled in a fish that is related to the piranha and has a legendary reputation for pursuing and eating men’s testicles.

CBS Tampa–07/25/2014

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Snooty The Manatee Celebrates 66th Birthday

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The manatee that’s believed to be the oldest in captivity in the world is marking another birthday. Hundreds of people gathered at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton on Saturday to […]

CBS Tampa–07/20/2014

President Barack Obama speaks on foreign policy in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., on July 16, 2014. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Opens Eastern Seaboard To Offshore Oil Exploration

Opening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil exploration for the first time in decades, the Obama administration on Friday approved the use of sonic cannons to discover deposits under the ocean floor by shooting sound waves 100 times louder than a jet engine through waters shared by endangered whales and turtles.

CBS Tampa–07/18/2014

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81 Cases Of Mosquito Virus Now Tallied In Florida

State officials say the number of Florida travelers who contracted the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus has risen to 81.

CBS Tampa–07/16/2014

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