Craig Pittman

Craig Pittman is a native Floridian and an award-winning reporter who covers environmental issues for the state's largest newspaper, the Tampa Bay Times. He is the author of three books, the most recent of which is The Scent of Scandal: Greed, Betrayal, and the World's Most Beautiful Orchid. Follow him on Twitter at @craigtimes

Florida
July 31 2013 6:45 AMOh, #Florida!Why does Florida produce so much weird news? Our experts explain.
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July 29 2013 8:15 AMOh, #Florida!What’s it like to grow up in Florida?
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July 25 2013 8:27 AMOh, #Florida!Biting the hand that feeds you.
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July 23 2013 7:45 AMOh, #Florida!Crooks, cops, and crooked cops—but very few criminal masterminds.
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July 19 2013 7:15 AMOh, #Florida!Why you’d be sorry if the state were gone.
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July 17 2013 7:00 AMOh, #Florida!Heroic measures to save Florida’s panthers, including mouth-to-mouth.
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July 14 2013 3:34 PMOh, #Florida!What is wrong with Florida juries?
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July 11 2013 5:44 AMOh, #Florida!Introducing the Debra Lafave Bad Teacher Award.
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July 9 2013 5:00 AMOh, #Florida!Florida politicians work in the most phallic building in the world.
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July 5 2013 8:00 AMOh, #Florida!My favorite Florida roadside sign.
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July 3 2013 5:15 AMOh, #Florida!How to clean up (financially) after a disaster.
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July 1 2013 5:30 AMOh, #Florida!True facts about the weirdest, wildest, most fascinating state.
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July 30 2013 8:45 AMOh, #Florida!The three-way competition for the weirdest Florida story ever.
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July 26 2013 7:30 AMOh, #Florida!The beaches are beautiful, but you never know what will wash up.
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July 24 2013 6:30 AMOh, #Florida!The best castles, dinosaurs, roadside attractions, and UFOs.
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July 22 2013 7:45 AMOh, #Florida!Fresh and juicy scandals in Disney World for old people.
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July 18 2013 7:06 AMOh, #Florida!Sunshine state religion: Scientology, Santeria, and sin.
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July 16 2013 6:45 AMOh, #Florida!What makes a weird Florida story a weird Florida story?
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July 12 2013 8:15 AMOh, #Florida!What’s the weirdest place in the weirdest state?
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July 10 2013 5:37 AMOh, #Florida!Weeki Wachee, the park where mermaids are state employees.
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July 8 2013 5:30 AMOh, #Florida!The cult origins of one of Florida’s most dangerous invasive species.
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July 4 2013 11:45 AMOh, #Florida!The lightning capital of the United States.
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July 2 2013 7:36 AMOh, #Florida!What “cracker” really means.

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Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

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And schools are getting worried.

Global Marches Demand Action on Climate Change

Politics

Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

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Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
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Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.