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Tampa News Thursday, May 10 Sea turtles, Mid pinellas beaches, New illness & more…

By Brian

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Uproar over sea turtle nest monitoring in Florida is over, state says

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  • At this time there are no problems with the Pinellas County sea turtle nesting survey programs, the commissions Robbin Trindell said in an email.
  • Laura Wright, who worked for the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, was in charge of the northern and mid county beaches.
  • But in June, aquarium CEO David Yates abruptly fired Wright, who has a masters degree in marine biology and has been working with sea turtles since 2001.
  • As a result, the aquarium lost the only person allowed to monitor local sea turtles, as well as the volunteers under her.
  • Lindsey Flynn, who now supervises sea turtle conservation programs for the aquarium, said that because all sea turtles are classified as either endangered or threatened, the volunteers monitoring of the nests is of vital importance.

[/vc_column_text] [vc_column_text el_class=”topfeed-tags”] Tags: sea turtles, female sea turtles, mid Pinellas beaches, north Pinellas beaches, Pinellas County sea [/vc_column_text] [/vc_column] [vc_column width=”1/2″] [vc_separator] [vc_column_text el_class=”topfeed-tweet”] https://twitter.com/TB_Times/status/994594633870073856 [/vc_column_text] [vc_column_text el_class=”topfeed-embedly”] Uproar over sea turtle nest monitoring in Florida is over, state says [/vc_column_text] [/vc_column] [/vc_row] [vc_row el_id=”_news_health_florida_now_reporting_e_coli_case_linked_to_romaine_lettuce_168114324_utm_source_dlvr_it_utm_medium_twitter”] [vc_column width=”1/2″] [vc_separator] [vc_column_text]

Florida now reporting E. coli case linked to romaine lettuce

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  • NEW YORK Florida is now among the states reporting illnesses in a food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its numbers on the outbreak Wednesday, revealing that 149 people in 29 states had gotten sick.
  • Its unclear if new illness are still occurring.
  • Florida, Minnesota, North Dakota and Texas have joined the list of states reporting at least one E. coli illness linked to the outbreak.
  • Health officials have tied the outbreak to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona, which provides most of the romaine sold in the U.S. during the winter.

[/vc_column_text] [vc_column_text el_class=”topfeed-tags”] Tags: new illness, recent illness, Disease Control, outbreak, E. coli [/vc_column_text] [/vc_column] [vc_column width=”1/2″] [vc_separator] [vc_column_text el_class=”topfeed-tweet”] https://twitter.com/TB_Times/status/994579591204298755 [/vc_column_text] [vc_column_text el_class=”topfeed-embedly”] Florida now reporting E. coli case linked to romaine lettuce [/vc_column_text] [/vc_column] [/vc_row] [vc_row el_id=”_news_nation_california_to_require_solar_panels_on_all_new_homes_168113899_utm_source_dlvr_it_utm_medium_twitter”] [vc_column width=”1/2″] [vc_separator] [vc_column_text]

California to require solar panels on all new homes

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  • Jumping out ahead of the rest of the country, California on Wednesday moved to require solar panels on all new homes and low-rise apartment buildings starting in 2020.
  • It needs final approval from Californias Building Standards Commission, which typically adopts the energy panels recommendations when updating the states building codes.
  • MORE SOLAR ENERGY COVERAGE: Tampa Electric plans 350-acre solar farm in Pasco The requirement would apply only to newly constructed homes, although many homeowners are choosing to install rooftop solar panels with the help of rebate programs.
  • Adding solar panels would boost construction costs by $9,500 for a single-family home but save owners about $19,000 in energy and other expenses over 30 years, the Energy Commission estimated.
  • MORE SOLAR ENERGY COVERAGE: Unprecedented solar push means Sunshine State may live up to its name California, the most populous state, with nearly 40 million people, has positioned itself as the nationwide leader on clean energy, pushing for more electric vehicles on the roads and lower emissions from homes and…

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Pasco’s ‘turnaround’ students win award for hard work, determination to succeed in school

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  • Transferring into Hudson a month into her third year that delay itself a signal of what graduation enhancement teacher Sacha Fenimore called a defeatist attitude Skale learned her grade-point average was 1.3, well below the state graduation requirement.
  • Each year, the district gives special attention to select students identified by their teachers for overcoming obstacles large and small on their way to better attitudes and grades.
  • Gulf High senior Christopher Lowe, like so many, simply didnt see school as important when he became a freshman.
  • Hudson High turnaround award recipient Skale said it wasnt until the summer leading into senior year that it clicked in her mind that she wasnt headed anywhere.
  • She returned to school, teacher Sacha Fenimore said, a completely different kid ready to work, dedicated, sincere.

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Us. Navy Blue Angels take Marco Villarreal up for flight in advance of Tampa Bay AirFest

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  • In advance of the Tampa Bay AirFest this weekend, Marco Villarreal went on a ride with the Blue Angels.
  • Its been 8 years since the last time they were in Tampa Bay and they showed him what it takes to be the best of the best.
  • The Blue Angels will be taking their show over Tampa Bay during AirFest at MacDillAir Force Base.
  • After a quick trainingsome tips on breathing and putting a flight suit for the day, its time for Marco to go for a spin.
  • The Blue Angels will perform this weekend at MacDill Air Force Base for the Tampa Bay AirFest.

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Brian