Very powerful, try to avoid.
Lightning strikes are powerful – but we haven't had solid estimates of their energy until now. Researchers turned to the hollow stone tubes they create by vaporizing sand for more precise calculations.
Quite the surprise!
From coast to coast, the 2016 election has torn up the usual order.
Hillary Clinton, leaving no stone unturned.
Every four years, voters in Florida are more in demand than almost any in the US. And this year they're especially exhausted.
Working the crowd.
EPA/Erik S. Lesser
Often dismissed as a solid Republican bloc, the southern states are anything but.
The candidates address the American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Conference in May.
New data from researchers at Brandeis University suggest that the Jewish vote is important in key Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida counties.
Most cases of Zika are asymptomatic.
Airman Magazine/U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Brandon Shapiro/Flickr
A computer model suggests that while more cases of Zika can be expected in the continental U.S. outbreaks will probably be small and are not projected to spread.
A 2009 flood, worsened by a high tide, in Miami.
With little state and federal leadership, regional planners in southern Florida try to prepare for the effects of climate change.
Orlando in mourning.
A journalist turned professor explores the identity of the city he has reported on for 41 years.
A win in Puerto Rico suggests good things for Clinton in Florida during the general election.
Puerto Ricans can't vote in the general election, but the way they vote in the primary can predict how well a candidate will do with a key demographic.
Flock of ibis, Everglades National Park.
Linda Friar, National Park Service/Flickr
Rehydrating the Florida Everglades is the largest ecological restoration project in the world. Ecologist Peter Frederick explains why this massive effort is worth its multi-billion-dollar cost.
Florida’s unique geology means alternative fracking methods would be used, but can aquifers be safely separated from injection wells?
There's a debate over whether fracking should be introduced into Florida, a state with a unique geology and hydrology that introduces a long list of environmental concerns.
Is Jeb Bush’s 4% growth promise too good to be true?
Jeb Bush recently announced his candidacy for president by declaring that “our country is on a very bad course” and promised to fix this with the striking promise of “4% growth, and the 19 million new…
Uncertainty over seafood safety caused anxiety in coastal communities in the wake of the spill.
Five years after the Deepwater Horizon explosion, Gulf Coast communities are still grappling with the social and economic ills caused by the oil spill.
The sea level has gone up about half of a foot since the 1960s on the southern Florida coast, making floods after storms more frequent.
Florida’s coastal populations and its economy face serious threats from rising sea levels caused by global climate change. The state's response could set an example for other nations around the world.