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First ever commercial space cargo flight takes off

The head of Nasa has hailed a 'new era' in exploration after the launch of the first cargo delivery to the space station by a private company.
"This expanded role for the private sector will free up more of NASA’s resources to do what NASA does best — tackle the most demanding technological challenges in space, including those of human space flight beyond low Earth orbit."
- John Holdren, President Barack Obama’s chief science adviser

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First ever commercial space cargo flight takes off

Story contains video Source: BBC, Tue May 22, 2012
The head of Nasa has hailed a 'new era' in exploration after the launch of the first cargo delivery to the space station by a private company.

Florida group rebuilds vital coral reefs this article opens in a new window

Story contains video Source: CNN, Sun March 04, 2012
Restoration Foundation to help bring life back to endangered coral reefs. Since 2003, his group has grown thousands of corals in underwater nurseries and planted them on reefs in the Florida Keys.

Judge orders Florida water pollution limits

Source: News Press, Mon February 20, 2012
A Southwest Florida conservation official is calling a federal judge’s ruling on clean water limits a total victory for the environment.

Common Condiment Helps Save Gulf Sea Turtles

Story contains video Source: Crisp Green, Fri October 01, 2010
Wildlife rescue workers in Florida have discovered a common sandwich ingredient is perfect for cleaning toxic crude from the skin of oiled sea turtles.

International Space Station gets new observation deck

Source: BBC, Mon February 15, 2010
Astronauts have successfully installed an extension to the International Space Station in a series of spacewalks.

Brown pelican no longer endangered: U.S.

Source: Reuters, Fri November 13, 2009
The brown pelican, listed as an endangered species even before the 1973 U.S. Endangered Species Act existed, is officially back from the brink of extinction, the Interior Department said on Wednesday.

Walmart steps up and donates 12,000 pounds of food to Treasure Coast Food Bank

Source: TCPalm, Thu November 12, 2009
About 9,000 meals will be provided to residents of the Treasure Coast this holiday season thanks to one of the nation’s largest stores.

Quick-thinking teen saves baby

Source: WPTV, Sun November 08, 2009
Leslie Lopez isn't even one month yet, and has already had the scare of her life.

Inmates come to guard’s aid in jail attack

Source: CNN, Thu November 05, 2009
Deputy Kenneth Moon was alone at his station at a county jail facility near Tampa when an inmate attacked him with no warning.

American football star Myron Rolle trades touchdowns for test tubes

Source: Guardian, Mon October 26, 2009
Myron Rolle swapped shoulder pads, hard hits and a professional US football contract for lectures, tutorials and quiet anonymity at Oxford University when he traded a spot in the National Football League draft last year for a Rhodes Scholarship.

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