Caribbean Circle fire contained, but draining Clay County fire resources
Florida Forestry officials are amping up containment lines around a brush fire near Keystone Heights. Clay County Fire Rescue Captain Bernita Bush says teams are surveying the area for any potential damage.
The fire is about 200 acres at this point and 50 percent contained. Bush says the fire is well within the containment lines at this time, but windy conditions have officials watching closely. She says because of the current conditions, area residents need to be very cautious, and avoid burning if possible.
She says the original report of the fire was tied to a controlled burn off County Road 315 yesterday afternoon.
More Stories in Environment
Microbeads, like the ones found in common toothpastes and facial products, are damaging the environment more than many people know. The particles in these beads can enter oceans and rivers, disrupting marine life and causing damage to the ecosystem.
A Florida forester received a national award for fire prevention. He calls prescribed burns the “single most important” land management tool in the state.
Contamination in recycling has lead to deficit for the national recycling industry. Alachua County has managed to remain successful due to their dual stream system.
The month of September is National Honey Month, which marks the end of honey collection for most beekeepers across America. Florida consistently ranks top five for honey production in the country and is seeing an increase in the number of bee colonies in the past 8 years. As a result, the state generates a $13 million annual honey profit.
The new project proposal would go into effect Oct. 1, if approved. Researchers hope to help preserve St. Augustine by highlighting vulnerable areas in infrastructure so the city is better prepared for rising sea levels.