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Mosquitoes more trouble after tropical weather

While the water from tropical storm Debby continues to drain out of North Central Florida, people may soon see a new problem from all of that wet weather.  WUFT-FM’s Emily Burris reports on increasing mosquito populations finding it easier to breed in Debby’s wake. [Audio clip: view full post to …

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Harvesting scallops a little harder because of storm

Tropical Storm Debby might be gone, but it’s impact is still felt in many ways.  On Florida’s Gulf Coast, the storm has hindered scallop hunters’ ability to see the shellfish in the water since the storm dumped record rainfall that has made the water murky. [Audio clip: view full post …

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Swimmers and boaters should avoid activities on the Santa Fe River

Flooding along the Santa Fe River is expected to persist well into next week, and Alachua County’s Department of Environmental Protection is advising people to be extremely cautious of dangerous conditions in the river and flooded areas.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Emily Burris spoke with Environmental Protection Director for Alachua County, Chris …

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Assessing the importance of the Latino vote in the presidential race

Yesterday presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke at a Florida convention of the National Association of Latino Elected and Apointed Officials, and President Obama spoke to the same conference today.   Their attention shows the Latino vote in Florida is becoming an ever-increasing issue of importance.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Emily Burris spoke with Phillips …

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Ecotourism still strong in Florida

Many areas of North and Central Florida are home to natural springs, lakes, beaches, trails and other natural lands.  As the economy took a turn for the worse, the state’s parks and ecotourism offerings became attractive options as they are often much cheapter than vacations like cruises, theme parks and …

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Not your mother’s bath salts

The synthetic drug known as “Bath Salts” is believed to be the cause of the recent horrific incident in Miami when 31-year-old Randy Eugene attacked 65-year-old Ronald Poppo, chewing parts of his face. As Florida’s 89.1’s Emily Burris reports, the media attention to this attack and other similar reports of …

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