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A Florida-based company made history this week by winning federal approval for a private mission to the moon. The development is unprecedented in the private space industry.

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The Gulf Coast is home to the most endangered sea turtle in the world: the Kemp’s Ridley. The fate of the turtles depends on the region’s coastal wetlands, where tropical storms, and oils spills have taken their toll. Here's a look into the uncertain future of the delicate ecosystem.


A British biotech company wants to release genetically modified mosquitos in Florida to slow the spread of the Zika virus. The fate of the program rests with the small community of Key Haven, and many residents are skeptical.

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The future is bright for a proposed solar power plant in the capital of the Sunshine State.


Florida Democratic Senator and former astronaut Bill Nelson is welcoming NASA’s Commander Scott Kelly back home.

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Monarch butterflies have long used the St Marks Wildlife Refuge as a stopover on the marathon migration to Mexico. But lately the monarchs are struggling.

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Florida’s fishing industry has dealt with its fair share of problems, with oil spills and grouper shortages. But as Matthew Seeger reports, an article from Florida Taxwatch exposes another problem- ecological damage caused by a hungry little troublemaker known as the lionfish.

Tallahassee Looks to More Sustainable Future

Jan 30, 2014

Tallahassee Looks to More Sustainable Future

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The sight of a spider can send people shrieking with fear. But researchers in a Tallahassee lab see great potential in spider webs. They’ve used them to make a unique material they hope will offer an eco-friendly alternative to the stuff inside current-day technological devices.  

Just outside the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory building, researcher Eden Steven is collecting a material so low-tech, it’s found in the corners of most of our garages. He’s looking for spider webs.

Do We Need Humans?

We’ve been promised a future where robots will be our friends, and technology will make life’s daily chores as easy as flipping a switch. But are we ready for how those innovations will change us as humans? In this episode, TED speakers consider the promises and perils of our relationship with technology.

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