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Florida (i /ˈflɒrɪdə/) is a state of the United States. It is located in the Southeastern United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the north. Much of the state’s land mass is a large peninsula with the Gulf of Mexico to the west, the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Caribbean to the south. Florida was admitted as the 27th U.S. state in 1845, after a three hundred year period of European colonization.

With an area of 65,758 square miles (170,312 km2), it is ranked 22nd in size among the 50 U.S. states. Florida has the longest coastline in the contiguous United States, encompassing approximately 1,350 miles (2,170 km). The state has four large urban areas, a number of smaller industrial cities, and many small towns.

Florida is nicknamed the “Sunshine State” because of its generally warm climate—subtropical in the northern and central regions of the state, with a true tropical climate in the southern portion. The United States Census Bureau estimates that the state population was 18,537,969 in 2009, ranking Florida as the fourth most populous state in the U.S. Tallahassee is the state capital, Jacksonville is the largest city, and the South Florida metropolitan area is the largest metropolitan area.

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Florida Navarre Beach Attractions

Florida Navarre Beach Attractions Choppers for Navarre Beach? by Louis Cooper A growing number of entrepreneurs are proposing new tourist attractions for Navarre Beach, including helicopter rides. Santa Rosa County commissioners heard two proposals on Monday to bring inflatable play … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Pensacola Beach Tar Balls June 2011

Pensacola Beach Tar Balls June 2011 Tar balls rolling in By ROB SHAW PENSACOLA BEACH – Curtis Braswell has seen enough. Born and raised in Pensacola, he loves fishing in the blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. He adores … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Guy Harvey Save Our Gulf

Guy Harvey Save Our Gulf Gulf oil spill research gets artistic boost from Guy Harvey contest In April 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill dumped an estimated 5 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, adversely impacting … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Florida Apalachicola Bay Oysters Toxigenic Vibrio Cholerae O75

Florida Apalachicola Bay Oysters Toxigenic Vibrio Cholerae O75 Government issues Gulf Seafood Warning: US Cholera outbreak By Deborah Dupre Eight people have been confirmed ill with cholera after eating Gulf seafood contaminated with cholera bacteria according to officials Tuesday and … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Strategic Default

Strategic Default Strategic defaults could get very ugly By Keith Jurow BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (MarketWatch) — In an article posted last September I discussed the growing threat that so-called “strategic defaults” posed to major metros which had experienced a housing bubble. … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Fort Walton Beach Corexit Poisoning

Fort Walton Beach Corexit Poisoning Fort Walton Beach My girlfriend/ roommate came home last night from work, she is a nurse assistant in an ALF ( assisted living facility)  Another nurse there told my girlfriend that her daughter, who lives in Ft. Walton … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Florida Pensacola Beach Truth

Florida Pensacola Beach Truth Truth Your articles on the local beaches around PCB sound like the tourist development commission wrote them for you.  The Oil is just off shore lying on the bottom.  Divers have told us that. It is … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Chronic Sewage Dumping Chicago Eastpoint Florida

Chronic Sewage Dumping Chicago Eastpoint Florida Environmental groups sue to stop Chicago’s chronic sewage dumping Billions of gallons of disease-causing waste still pour into Chicago River during rainstorms, and into Lake Michigan during the most intense downpours By Michael Hawthorne … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Florida Pensacola Joe Patti Seafood on Main Street

Florida Pensacola Joe Patti Seafood on Main Street Joe Patti Seafood to harvest Bay shrimp by Kimberly Blair When Frank Patti Jr. says the seafood is safe to eat, people pay attention. Today Patti, whose family has been harvesting and … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Florida BP $1 billion Environmental Cleanup

Florida BP $1 billion Environmental Cleanup   NAS Barrancas Beach BP promises Florida $100M Written by Jim Ash TALLAHASSEE – A day after the first anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster, rig operator BP has agreed to give … Continue reading

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