A natural phenomenon, red tide is caused by a microscopic single-celled organism called Karenia brevis, unique to the Gulf of Mexico. It releases a powerful neurotoxin that can become airborne, causing headaches, watery eyes, coughing and asthma attacks in people.
The Florida state legislature in the US has passed legislation that would impose new restrictions on gun sales and allow some teachers and staff to carry firearms in schools following last month’s high school massacre.
A US political action committee (PAC) has put up a billboard in Pensacola, Florida referring to the powerful pro-gun lobby group, the National Rifle Association (NRA), as a ‘terrorist organization’ amid a new gun-control campaign in the state and across the country.
A student survivor of the Parkland school shooting called out US President Donald Trump on Saturday (Feb. 17) over his ties to the powerful National Rifle Association, in a poignant address to an anti-gun rally in Florida.
Pressure is mounting on the FBI director to resign after his agency admitted it failed to investigate a warning that the man accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school possessed a gun and the desire to kill.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation was warned in September about an ominous online comment by the 19-year-old man accused of killing 17 people at his former high school but was unable to locate him, an agent said on Thursday.
Tropical Storm Selma made landfall on El Salvador's coast Saturday with heavy rains and dangerous ocean swells, while Tropical Storm Philippe formed in the Caribbean and was expected to dump heavy rains across South Florida and the Keys after soaking Cuba.
Hurricane Irma’s eyewall slammed into the Florida Keys on Sunday, lashing the island chain with fearsome wind gusts as it bears down on the state's west coast where a mass exodus has turned cities into ghost towns.