GE Mosquitoes Will Not Be Loosed on Florida Community

December 7, 2016

Citizens/environment will not be impacted by novel experiment releasing millions of GE mosquitoes The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will not move forward with the controversial release of millions of genetically engineered […]




Bacardi Installs Bat Caves

October 26, 2016

Installation at Bottling Plant Designed to Save Bats Released by Amy Federman, bacardi.com Bacardi gives new meaning to the phrase, “to the bat cave,” as a team of employees, in partnership with Lubee Bat Conservancy, […]




Atlanta Braves Moving Mudcats to Florida

September 20, 2016

Braves Return to Florida State League for First Time Since 1968 The Atlanta Braves announced on September 16, 2016, that the Club’s Advanced-A team, formerly the Carolina Mudcats, will move from Zebulon, North Carolina, to Kissimmee, Fla, […]




More US Zika Cases Confirmed from Florida Mosquitoes

July 29, 2016

Florida Investigation Links Four Recent Zika Cases to Local Mosquito-borne Virus Transmission The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been informed by the State of Florida that Zika virus infections in four people were […]




Hatchlings Give Hope for Endangered Songbird’s Survival

May 17, 2016

Released by JoAnn Adkins, fiu.edu The first captive-bred Florida Grasshopper Sparrow hatched last week under the care of researchers with the Florida International University (FIU) Tropical Conservation Institute. One of the world’s most endangered birds, the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow […]




FDA Open Comment Period on GM Mosquito Field Trial

March 21, 2016

Public Comment Invited Regarding Draft Environmental Assessment for Genetically Engineered Mosquito Release March 11, 2016, by the FDA, Center for Veterinary Medicine The FDA is releasing, for public comment, a draft environmental assessment (EA) submitted by Oxitec, Ltd., […]




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