Greg AllenGreg Allen reports on the diverse issues and developments tied to the Southeast. He covers everything from breaking news to economic and political stories to arts and human interest features.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott helps release a 30-pound green sea turtle in the Gulf of Mexico in Marathon, Fla., in 2012. The governor is making environmental protection part of his re-election campaign.
Andy Newman/AP/Florida Keys News Bureau
The antenna trailing off the diver's foot is there to ward off sharks by creating an electromagnetic field that sharks are sensitive to. Unlike fish snagged with the diver's spear gun, sharks warded off by the Shark Shield remain unharmed.
Courtesy of Shark Shield
Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn greets campaign volunteers at South DeKalb Community Achievement Center in Decatur, Ga., on May 13. The U.S. Senate race in Georgia is one of the most closely watched in the country.
Serafin Blanco's discounted clothing store in Hialeah advertises its cheap deals. Cuban customers take their purchases back to Cuba to give to relatives or to sell, Blanco says.
Protesters at an event in May in Naples, Fla., opposed to drilling near the Everglades. State officials say they have found no evidence of groundwater contamination from a type of drilling used nearby known as acidification.
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A man stands in line at Miami International airport to board a charter flight to Havana, Cuba. Travelers often fly to Cuba from the U.S. with piles of goods, despite a decades-long trade embargo.