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Miami blue butterfly gains permanent protection

A species that was brought back from the edge of extinction just a few years ago has now gained permanent protection.  The Miami blue butterfly’s endangered designation was set to expire at the end of last week, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided to formally list the …

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The smell of smoke is in the air

With heavy smoke hanging in the air around North Central Florida, county health officials are urging people to stay indoors. Alachua County Health Department Medical Executive Director John Colon says even the healthiest person can expect to see some side effects from the smoke. [Audio clip: view full post to …

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NW Gainesville graffiti case unique in the city

The teens responsible for seven incidents of racial and bigoted graffiti in Gainesville yesterday are facing more charges. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Gainesville Police Department Corporal Angelina Valuri says the suspects, arrested yesterday, will not face hate related charges because the graffiti did not seem to target …

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Florida bird watchers got a treat this winter season

The most recent survey of wintering bird activity has shown seasonal climate change is not just coming, it may already be here. Florida Audubon Society Wildlife Conservation Director Julie Wraithmel says bird migration patterns are good indications of the climate situation, like temperature patterns. [Audio clip: view full post to …

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