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Now hiring! Work at SFNS

Current FIU students are invited to apply to work for the South Florida News Service for the spring semester. To join, fill out the application below by Jan. 21 and show up to our organizational meeting on Jan. 25 at 10 am. Returning SFNS staff do not need to fill out the application, but must to attend

2019-01-16T14:15:31+00:00 January 13th, 2019|Featured, Journalism, News|

Burmese python elimination program hits milestone

Last month, snake hunters for the Florida Wildlife and Conservation Commission hit a major milestone: the 1,000 captured Burmese python, a 15-foot, 3-inch male snake.     According to the United States Association of Reptile Keepers, the snake population exploded in South Florida because of Hurricane Andrew. When the storm hit back in 1992, it destroyed zoos, pet stores, exotic animal warehouses

2018-12-10T18:06:00+00:00 December 28th, 2018|Enviroment, Featured, News, Public Safety|

Lake Okeechobee spraying remains controversial

The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, in collaboration with several counties surrounding Lake Okeechobee, has been spraying the lake with herbicide to help mitigate invasive growth. The spraying, however, has remained controversial. “I think what they’re doing to the lake is absolutely atrocious,” said Mike Krause, a fisherman who’s lived in Okeechobee for

2018-12-10T17:03:04+00:00 December 17th, 2018|Business, Enviroment, Featured, News, Politics|