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A Tale of Gainesville’s Two Springs

By on December 13th, 2013 | Last updated: December 16, 2013 at 8:59 am

Gainesville has two natural springs within its city limits. One was once the source of the city’s water supply. The other was a popular swimming pool and gathering place.

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What’s Wrong With Otter Creek’s Water?

By on December 12th, 2013 | Last updated: December 12, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Otter Creek Mayor and officials are looking for alternative for the town’s drinking water issues. Residents are currently drinking water from other cities.

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Former Prison To Turn Into Homeless Shelter, Expand Nature Center

By , and on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 5:10 pm

Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet approved Tuesday a proposal to buy former Gainesville Correctional Institution for nearly $1.4 million. The prison will be converted into a homeless shelter and the Morningside Nature Center will be expanded.

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Gainesville’s Garbage Will Be On Parade

By on November 6th, 2013 | Last updated: November 7, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Gainesville artists use repurposed trash to create floats for the University of Florida’s homecoming parade.

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Alachua County Food Drive Aims To Help Hungry, Not Just Homeless

By on October 31st, 2013 | Last updated: October 31, 2013 at 4:55 pm

The annual Strike Out Hunger Food Drive on Monday is an effort to help people who do not have access to food by stocking food pantries.

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Restorative Justice Provides A New Way To Handle Student Conflict

By on October 16th, 2013 | Last updated: October 20, 2013 at 11:18 am

Colleges around the country, including the University of Florida, are promoting restorative justice as a means to deal with student conflict. These practices focus on the needs of the victims, the offenders and the community rather than simply working to punish the offender.

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Whose Oil? The Gulf of Mexico’s or BP’s?

By on October 14th, 2013 | Last updated: October 15, 2013 at 10:08 am

(Photo credit: Christine Mikitaw/Flickr)
A team of scientists — including a University of Florida geologist — is using a British Petroleum grant to examine the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico’s ecosystem. They’ve discovering detectable levels of oil have entered the food web.

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Gainesville Organizations Recognize Bullying During Peacebuilding Month

By and on October 9th, 2013 | Last updated: October 10, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Gainesville organizations are teaming up to help prevent bullying, both in schools and on the Internet during Gainesville’s Community Peacebuilding Month.

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Rising Death Toll From Child Abuse Puts DCF Under Fire

By on September 24th, 2013 | Last updated: October 10, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Death tolls for child abuse victims have increased, leaving the Florida Department of Children and Families under scrutiny for not intervening in time. North Central Florida agencies are working to combat the amount of child abuse in the area.

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For Syrians In North Florida, ‘Every Family Has Had At Least One Loss’

By , and on September 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: November 8, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Sameer Saboungi, a University of Florida student, migrated from Syria when he was a child. The world, not just the United States, has a responsibility to answer to the horrors that have been quickly erupting in his home country, he said.

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