Coral reefs’ economic impact goes beyond the commercial fishing industry. The total tourism value of Florida’s Coral Reef is estimated at $1.1 billion annually.
Florida utility regulators and other industry officials are objecting to a federal proposal aimed at reducing greenhouse-gas emissions from power plants, arguing the changes could drive up costs for consumers and hurt the reliability of the state’s electric system.
In 2021, 9% of babies born in Florida weighed less than 5½ pounds, an increase from 8.7% in 2019, a troubling trend considering birthweight is one of the strongest predictors of an infant’s health.
New legislation that went into effect July 1 seeking to curb the influence of the Chinese government on Florida’s affairs could hurt the state’s economy, the state is being warned.
A new provision in Florida law that takes effect in November 2028 will block aspirations to practice law among certain immigrants. Its part of a new immigration law.