FEMA Director Fugate says lessons were learned from Katrina
Tropical Storm Isaac continues its northwestern movement toward the state of Louisiana. University of Florida Meteorologist Jeff Huffman had the chance to talk with the Director of FEMA today, Craig Fugate, about the safeguards put in place to try and prevent the damage that occured with Hurricane Katrina several years ago.
More Stories in Environment
University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences was awarded about $13.4 million to help fund four research projects aimed at finding a solution to citrus greening.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission hosts the first statewide nonnative fish catch. The contest was created to raise awareness and help reduce the growing population of invasive fish species in Florida’s waters.
Local farm practices sustainable farming techniques through community supported agriculture. The University of Florida Office of Sustainability has been working with the farm to provide sustainable food options to the community.
A farm that uses Blue Grotto Spring water is finding a cleaner and more natural way to grow produce through hydroponic farming, a method that grows plants without soil.
The Alachua Board of County Commissioners approved two bills that could help keep the water supply safe. The resolution supports the statewide ban of fracking, which opponents say could contribute to underground water pollution.