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  1. Dionisio Doming from Rolling Green Landscape uses a gas-powered leaf blower to clean up leaves around a home in the Windsong neighborhood of Winter Park on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024.
  2. The National Weather Service said to expect up to an inch of rain over the first half of the week from a number of storms. On Jan. 6, 2024 people take cover from the rain around Spring Bayou in Tarpon Springs.
  3. Wind turbines stand at an offshore wind farm in Britain. Florida is poised to ban offshore wind energy in state waters. [Matthew Lloyd | Bloomberg]
  4. Max Oliver moves a lobster to the banding table aboard his boat while fishing off Spruce Head, Maine, on Aug. 31, 2021. America's lobster fishing business dipped in catch while grappling with challenges including a changing ocean environment and new rules designed to protect rare whales.
  5. Max Oliver moves a lobster to the banding table aboard his boat while fishing off Spruce Head, Maine, on Aug. 31, 2021. America's lobster fishing business dipped in catch while grappling with challenges including a changing ocean environment and new rules designed to protect rare whales.
  6. Yamaha Motor Corporation unveiled the world's first hydrogen-powered boat for recreational use at the Miami International Boat Show on Feb 14.  The effort is part of Yamaha's plan to achieve carbon neutrality.
  7. Christine Bedore, 44, a professor and researcher at Georgia Southern University who has been featured on National Geographic channel’s “SharkFest,” was arrested after she was found stealing research money from a nonprofit’s bank accounts, police say.
  8. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., addresses attendees at the Republican Party of Florida Freedom Summit, Nov. 4, 2023, in Kissimmee.
  9. The Lowell Correctional Institution, a women's prison in unincorporated Marion County, is shown in this drone photo. Inmates at the facility say they weren't told about potential chemicals in the ground water and grievances filed to get bottled water or filtration systems were denied.
  10. A sprinkler is seen as a lawn is irrigated in Kenneth City. Water restrictions in Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco counties restrict outdoor irrigation to one day a week until July 1.
  11. Tampa Electric's Polk Power Station off of State Road 37 is about 40 miles southeast of Tampa. The facility once used clean-coal technology before moving back to a reliance on natural gas. Environmentalists worry that Hillsborough County will greenlight a new carbon capture facility proposed by a South Korean company based on technology similar to clean coal.
  12. Navarre Beach Fire Rescue says a great white shark washed up on a beach in the Florida Panhandle on Friday morning, prompting speculation over what might have killed it.
  13. Hopper is now, officially, the more famous of Temple Terrace’s infamous kangaroos.
  14. Tim Burke departs federal court in Tampa after his hearing on Thursday.
  15. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released graphics showing sea surface temperature anomalies across the globe. Experts say temperatures are record-hot, even off the heels of an already unprecedented summer of ocean heat.
  16. Flowers are shown on Wednesday near where a young girl died Tuesday after she and her brother were digging a hole in the sand on the beach at Lauderdale-by-the-Sea and it collapsed on them, burying them both.
  17. Cows line up to be milked at a dairy in Tampa. The methane produced by cow manure is a popular source of renewable natural gas across the country.
  18. Big Cypress National Preserve is part of the Caloosahatchee-Big Cypress Corridor.
  19. An aerial of a massive sinkhole that opened up underneath a gypsum stack at a Mosaic phosphate fertilizer plant in Mulberry in 2016.
  20. This photo provided by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources shows a boat crew assessing a dead juvenile right whale about 20 miles off Tybee Island, Ga., on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024. Federal authorities said, Friday, Feb. 16, the second critically endangered North Atlantic right whale found dead in the last month showed injuries consistent with a collision with a ship. (Georgia Department of Natural Resources via AP)
  21. A wood stork is shown searching for food in a wetland area off Lutz Lake Fern Road in Odessa last year. A federal court has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service violated federal law when the agencies allowed Florida to take control of wetland permitting in the state.
  22. A team of researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration surveyed five reefs across the Florida Keys. Elkhorn and staghorn coral, like the one pictured here, bore the brunt of last summer's bleaching event.
  23. A Kemp's ridley sea turtle hatchling walks toward the sea in Texas in 2017. Workers from Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Florida released 11 cold-stunned Kemp’s ridley sea turtles back into the Atlantic Ocean this week.
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