Ashley Lopez http://kvnf.org en Beleaguered Florida Citrus Industry Hits New Snags http://kvnf.org/post/beleaguered-florida-citrus-industry-hits-new-snags Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Florida's citrus industry has a new problem. It's long wrestled with crop diseases like canker and greening. But the effort to halt greening has killed millions of bees, as growers have increased their use of pesticides.<p>And that, in turn, is straining relationships between citrus farmers and their longtime partners, beekeepers. Here's Ashley Lopez of member station WGCU.<p>ASHLEY LOPEZ, BYLINE: Harold Curtis runs an 1,100-acre grove in southwest Florida. Tue, 05 Nov 2013 21:45:00 +0000 Ashley Lopez 18210 at http://kvnf.org Algae Bloom Kills Record Number Of Florida Manatees http://kvnf.org/post/algae-bloom-kills-record-number-florida-manatees More than 200 manatees have died in Florida's waterways since January from an algae bloom called red tide, just as wildlife officials try to remove the marine mammal from the endangered species list.<p>It used to be boat propellers that were the biggest killer of manatees, but red tide has been especially bad this year.<p>Florida Fish and Wildlife officer Steve Rice routinely scours the Caloosahatchee River in southwest Florida for dead manatees. He has found more than 20 in the past few weeks.<p>"It's part of the job, but it's not something we like doing. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 20:15:00 +0000 Ashley Lopez 8332 at http://kvnf.org Algae Bloom Kills Record Number Of Florida Manatees