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Heavy rains flood Tampa Bay Area streets.

Florida communities prepare for sea level rise, potential costs to local economy

Planner Brady Smith cites the City of Tampa vulnerability analysis as an “example of regional leadership” that other communities may want to follow going forward. The Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council also held a series of “Peril of Flood” workshops over the last year, as another.

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UF research center in Hillsborough County picks food for your table, plants for your yard

From plant breeding research to selecting which food varieties land in your favorite restaurants and grocery stores, from laboratory specimens to neighborhood yards, agriculture around the globe benefits from work being done at the University of Florida's Gulf Coast Research and Education Center just north of Wimauma.

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HART, Tesla unveil new public transit electric SUVs for short rides in North Tampa

The HART HyperLINK pilot program is an app-based, on-demand rideshare service offering $3 rides within three miles of Hillsborough County transit hubs.

Brick Street Farms is located in the Warehouse Arts District of St. Pete.

First urban hydroponic container farm opens in St. Pete

St. Petersburg entrepreneurs Shannon O’Malley and Brad Doyle launch a green, high-tech venture -- a boutique hydroponic farm where they grow artisan greens inside refurbished shipping containers.

Harvest Hope Park groundbreaking in Tampa.

Harvest Hope Park: An oasis of opportunity in one of Tampa's most challenging neighborhoods

How to help turnaround one of Tampa's most struggling neighborhoods? Public and private investors are creating a new park, community garden and ball fields designed as places of hope, entertainment and opportunity.

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For Good: Scallops, clams return to Sarasota Bay thanks to serious cultivation, cleanup

Next time you order local seafood, scallops or clams, consider what it takes to keep them healthy and sustainable in Florida bay waters. And what you can do to help.

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Solar energy systems ramp up in Tampa Bay Area

Taking advantage of tax incentives and reduced costs, private industries and power companies are switching to solar as a more efficient source of energy in the Tampa Bay Area.

Second Saturday Art Walk trolley through The Deuces.

Warehouse Arts District, Deuces Live collaborate on revitalization plan

Two iconic downtown St. Petersburg communities -- the Warehouse Arts District and Deuces Live Main Street -- are putting together a joint action plan to revitalize their respective areas, draw more visitors and attract business investment.

Scott Adams and Aaron Palermo work at the Louise Graham Regeneration Center.

For Good: Social enterprise employs intellectually disabled in St. Petersburg

Roughly 70 disabled adults spend six hours a day at the Louise Graham Center for Regeneration learning work tasks and social skills that can help them land a job in a local workplace.

Beth-El Farmworker Ministry offers much needed services including worship to the Wimauma community.

Beth-El creates paths to success in Wimauma

Beth-El lights a torch for farmworkers to find their path to success by providing food, clothing, scholarships and guidance.

"I am the vine you are the branches".

Beth-El abre caminos hacia el éxito en Wimauma

Beth-El enciende una antorcha para que trabajadores agrícolas encuentren su camino a una mejor vida al proporcionar alimentos, ropa, becas y orientación.

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What is a wellness district? Vinik-Cascade project in downtown Tampa promotes healthy lifestyle

Designers of downtown Tampa's Wellness District are looking to create innovative spaces and places that promote a healthy lifestyle. Think air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.

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Local craft beer industry, scientific passion fuel growth of Florida hops

As experiments to grow hops in Florida find success, demand created by the growing local brew scene may prove to be a boon to the state’s struggling citrus growers.

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How does your garden grow? St. Petersburg students learn hands-on about fresh food

The Edible Peace Patch Project, originally the vision of an Eckerd College professor, has now expanded to seven schools in South St. Petersburg, with a small army of volunteers helping teach kids about gardening and more.

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Project-by-project, developers help Tampa find its urban roots

From the smell of fresh paint on old homes in historic neighborhoods to the sight of construction cranes towering over downtown streets, it’s easy to appreciate what a long-time local developer means when he says Tampa is “discovering itself.”
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