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Sea-Level Rise Might Soon Raise Insurance Costs. Here's What Local Leaders Want To Do About It

If you thought sea-level rise was the greatest immediate threat to South Florida’s future, you may need to think again. There’s growing concern that the perception of the sea-level rise threat by insurers, banks and investors might submerge South Florida before rising seas do.

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In South Florida, a regional weather forecast often just doesn't cut it.

“On any particular summer afternoon, I could be caught in a thunderstorm, whereas maybe a mile away, it could be dry as a bone,” said Ed Mansouri, the founder and CEO of a new weather service. 

OrangeSTEM is a platform for monitoring hyper-local weather conditions throughout Florida. Emergency managers, researchers and forecasters are using it to analyze, plan, and respond.

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Cuban officials are still identifying the 111 people who died in last Friday’s crash of a Cubana Airlines 737 on takeoff from Havana. Two surviving passengers remain in critical condition. Some Cubans here hope the tragedy will bring changes to how Cuba – and the U.S. – approach air travel on the island.

For decades, one of the most popular exhibits at the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West was "lift a gold bar." Until eight years ago — when two men lifted it. As in stole it.

Spirit Airlines is a major economic force in South Florida: it is the second largest carrier at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport; it is a top five employer in Broward County with more than 3,000 regional employees; and it is one of the largest South Florida companies with more than $2.5 billion in annual revenue.

For the first time in its 226-year history, the New York Stock Exchange has named a woman as CEO. Stacey Cunningham will succeed Thomas Farley to become the NYSE's 67th president on Friday, according to Intercontinental Exchange Inc.

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Ted Piccone (@piccone_ted) is a senior fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution.

South Florida Water Management District

Florida is marking a milestone in its attempt to control an infestation of Burmese pythons in the Everglades.

 

The state has been paying a select group of hunters to kill the invasive snakes on state lands in South Florida since March 2017. On Tuesday, the 1,000th Burmese python collected in that program will be weighed in at the South Florida Water Management District's field office in Homestead.

Fifty years after his LOVE painting made Robert Indiana a sensation, the artist has died at the age of 89.

Indiana's two-row rendering of the word, with its tilted "O," became one of the most recognizable works of modern art in the world. The famous design emerged from deep influences in Indiana's life, from his early exposure to religion to his father's career.

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A Florida-based publisher of a magazine written by inmates lost a federal appeal of a freedom of speech case against the Florida Department of Corrections, which has barred the magazine from state correctional facilities.

Prison Legal News, based in Lake Worth, is distributed and read in state prisons in all 49 other states, leaving its home state as the only exception. The original case against the state was filed in 2004, and has since wound its way through the courts.

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