Mechanical harvesters cut sugar cane on U.S. Sugar Corp. land in Clewiston, Fla., in 2008, the same year the state struck a deal to buy most of the company's Everglades holdings. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Biologists Laura Herren and Brian Lapointe bag red sea grass at Shorty's Pocket, a site in the Indian River lagoon. Manatees have died from eating the toxic macro algae. Courtesy Brian Cousin/FAU Harbor Branch hide caption

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott has questioned efforts to use federally funded navigators to help people enroll for insurance through the Affordable Care Act. John Raoux/AP hide caption

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In 2010, Florida health officials looked for mosquito larvae in vehicle tires where water had collected. As many as 15 cases have been found in Stuart this year. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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The federal government has awarded about $67 million in grants to groups around the country that will help people shop for health coverage. But Florida Gov. Rick Scott says the guidelines for these so-called navigators are inadequate. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Metal crosses mark graves at the cemetery of the former Arthur Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Fla. Investigators in Florida using ground-penetrating radar and soil samples say there are nearly 100 unmarked graves on the grounds. Michael Spooneybarger/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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This house owned by a plastic surgeon and his wife, a cast member on The Real Housewives of Miami, is the poster child for efforts to stop runaway demolitions in Miami Beach. Courtesy of Arthur Marcus hide caption

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks to protesters Thursday in the Capitol in Tallahassee. Scott told the protesters that he won't ask lawmakers to revamp the state's controversial self-defense law. Phil Sears/AP hide caption

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Tammy Haynes, left, Whitney Tillman, center, and Crystal Haynes attend a sermon at the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Sanford, Fla., Sunday. Many in the congregation wore shirts in support of Trayvon Martin. Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP hide caption

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The psyllid, discovered eight years ago in Florida citrus groves, has been problematic for researchers and farmers alike. University of California, Davis/AP hide caption

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Streets flooded in the Staten Island borough of New York after Superstorm Sandy hit in October. The storm caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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With community-based health care a central part of its curriculum, Florida International University's medical school turned an RV into a mobile health clinic so that students could treat families in neighborhoods where medical care is scare. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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