PopMuse: Florida News http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2019 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Republicans seek to overturn Key West ban on coral-damaging sunscreens https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/09/key-west-sunscreen-coral-reef-backlash-skin-cancer https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/09/key-west-sunscreen-coral-reef-backlash-skin-cancer Sat, 09 Nov 2019 07:01:01 UTC Richard Luscombe in Miami at Florida | The Guardian Backlash to prohibition on reef-harming chemicals frames issue as one of public health focused on skin cancer riskWhen city leaders in the Florida resort town of Key West voted earlier this year to ban the sale of sunscreens that scientists say are harmful to coral reefs, it was, in the words of mayor Teri Johnston, “a black and white issue”. Related: Florida county refuses to pay for New York Times in libraries: 'It's fake news' Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Orangutan Sandra granted personhood settles into new Florida home https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/07/sandra-orangutan-florida-argentina-buenos-aires https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/07/sandra-orangutan-florida-argentina-buenos-aires Thu, 07 Nov 2019 18:42:53 UTC Guardian staff and agencies at Florida | The Guardian Judge’s landmark 2015 ruling declared Sandra, who was born in Germany and spent 25 years in Argentina, is a non-human personA 33-year-old orangutan granted legal personhood by a judge in Argentina is settling into new surroundings in central Florida. Related: Bones of ape living 12m years ago point to genesis of upright walking Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Florida county refuses to pay for New York Times in libraries: 'It's fake news' https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/05/florida-county-refuses-pay-new-york-times-libraries-fake-news https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/05/florida-county-refuses-pay-new-york-times-libraries-fake-news Tue, 05 Nov 2019 15:12:24 UTC Amanda Holpuch in New York at Florida | The Guardian ‘I agree with Trump,’ commissioner said in denial of $2,700 to pay for digital access to the Times for 70,000 library-card holdersA local government in Florida has blocked its library system from getting a digital subscription to the New York Times, dismissing the newspaper as “fake news” and as a challenge to Donald Trump.At a meeting in Citrus county, a coastal area west of Orlando, several of the city’s five commissioners laughed as they explained why they did not want to approve the library’s request. Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Drone-mounted lasers reveal ancient settlement off Florida coast https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/nov/04/drone-lasers-ancient-settlement-florida-lidar-archaeology https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/nov/04/drone-lasers-ancient-settlement-florida-lidar-archaeology Mon, 04 Nov 2019 20:00:31 UTC Victoria Bekiempis at Florida | The Guardian Archaeological remains date from 900 to 1200 CELidar crucial to discovery: ‘This technology is unbelievable’Drone-mounted lasers have revealed details of the architecture of an ancient island settlement off Florida’s Gulf coast, researchers said in a new paper published on Monday.University of Florida archaeologists, doctoral candidate Terry E Barbour and Professor Ken Sassaman, used aerial drones with light detection and ranging (Lidar) sensors – to create detailed 3D maps of the surface of Raleigh Island. Related: Laser scanning reveals 'lost' ancient Mexican city 'had as many buildings as Manhattan' Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Florida teacher condemns ‘hypocrisy’ of school that fired her for being gay https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/03/monica-toro-lisciandro-covenant-christian-school-fired-gay https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/03/monica-toro-lisciandro-covenant-christian-school-fired-gay Sun, 03 Nov 2019 07:00:14 UTC Richard Luscombe in Miami at Florida | The Guardian Monica Toro Lisciandro said she felt demeaned after Covenant Christian school insisted she teach one last class to ‘pass the baton’ A Florida teacher has attacked the “hypocrisy” of a private Christian school that fired her for being gay, then insisted she stick around to teach one more class after giving her a lecture about the sin of homosexuality.Monica Toro Lisciandro said her summary dismissal by the head of the Covenant Christian school in Palm Bay highlights a lack of workplace protections in Florida for LGBTQ people before a landmark supreme court decision on the issue expected by next spring. Related: School principal fired for saying 'I can't say the Holocaust is a factual event' Related: 'Good riddance': New Yorkers on Trump's declaration he's a Floridian Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Alexa, did he do it? Smart device could be witness in suspicious Florida death https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/01/alexa-florida-death-witness-amazon-echo https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/01/alexa-florida-death-witness-amazon-echo Fri, 01 Nov 2019 20:21:56 UTC Guardian staff and agencies at Florida | The Guardian Sylvia Galva Crespo killed by spear to chest in own homeAmazon Echo may hold evidence as husband chargedCalling the witness – Alexa. Police in Florida are investigating whether they have stumbled on a silent witness to a possible murder and are trying to get the truth from “her”.Sylvia Galva Crespo, 32, was killed by a spear to the chest at home in Hallandale Beach, Florida, north of Miami, in July, which her husband, Adam Crespo, 43, has portrayed as a mysterious accident. Related: 'Alexa, are you invading my privacy?' – the dark side of our voice assistants Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ 'Good riddance': New Yorkers on Trump's declaration he's a Floridian https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/01/trump-new-york-florida-residency-response https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/01/trump-new-york-florida-residency-response Fri, 01 Nov 2019 16:36:52 UTC Edward Helmore in New York at Florida | The Guardian President’s decision to change his residency, thereby avoiding New York state and city taxes, was met with approval, scorn and indifference Donald Trump’s decision to declare himself a resident of Florida instead of his native New York, thereby avoiding New York’s high rates of state and city taxes, was greeted by the public in the Big Apple with opinions ranging from anarchy-tinged approval to envy, scorn and indifference.“Why should I care?” offered New Yorker Mike Mitchell, a construction engineer, as he walked the sunny streets of lower Manhattan in a chilly breeze, a stone’s throw from the Statue of Liberty on Friday morning. Related: Trump says he wants to read Ukraine call transcript in TV 'fireside chat' Continue reading... http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Trump Becomes A Florida Man https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-becomes-a-florida-man_n_5dbc2c1be4b03596904c74d3 https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-becomes-a-florida-man_n_5dbc2c1be4b03596904c74d3 Fri, 01 Nov 2019 12:57:21 UTC Florida President Donald Trump and his wife Melania have filed paperwork to make themselves permanent residents of Florida. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Trump Is Now Officially A 'Florida Man,' And Twitter Users Are Going Nuts https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-becomes-florida-man_n_5dbb9715e4b0249f4821d8bd https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-becomes-florida-man_n_5dbb9715e4b0249f4821d8bd Fri, 01 Nov 2019 03:51:07 UTC Florida The president and first lady have officially changed their permanent residence from New York to Palm Beach, Florida. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Only You http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/only-you http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/only-you Fri, 01 Nov 2019 03:42:54 UTC megan at All Stories By:�Henry PayneDate:�November 1, 2019 - 6:00am http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/