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Florida Cemetery Offers Environmental Burial Options

By on May 8th, 2015 | Last updated: May 8, 2015 at 6:06 pm

North Central Florida Cemetery is the only cemetery in Florida that allows people to be buried on protected land. One of the cemetery’s focuses is being environmentally friendly.

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Suwannee Lake Renovations Still Progressing

By on April 17th, 2015 | Last updated: April 16, 2015 at 6:34 pm

Almost two years after the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission closed Suwannee Lake to the public for renovations, some of the changes are now visible. For almost 50 years, the lake has provided a natural habitat for wildlife in […]

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Four Snake Species Added To Restricted List

By on March 31st, 2015 | Last updated: March 31, 2015 at 5:23 pm

A new law will make it illegal to import and sell four species of snakes across state lines. These snakes include one type of python and three types of anacondas, which if introduced could pose a threat to local ecosystems.

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Hampton Residents Mistakenly Receive Expensive Water Bills

By on March 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: March 23, 2015 at 4:06 pm

Residents in Hampton, Florida received unusually high water bills amounting to about 100 times more than a typical bill. While residents display their frustration on social media, the city of Hampton is working to correct the issue.

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UF College of Education Seeks Renovation Funding For Historic Norman Hall

By on February 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: February 24, 2015 at 2:29 pm

University of Florida officials hope to receive state funding to renovate the College of Education building after years of maintenance issues. Norman Hall has had problems with mold, damaged windows and peeling paint.

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Annual Battle Re-enactment Highlights History Of Olustee

By on February 16th, 2015 | Last updated: February 16, 2015 at 12:45 pm

As part of the Annual Olustee Festival, a battle re-enactment highlights what life was like in Olustee, Florida over one hundred years ago. The re-enactment uses authentic materials to create an educational and realistic experience.

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Florida Bill Would Ban Smoking In Cars With Children Inside

By on February 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: February 3, 2015 at 11:56 am

A proposed bill that would ban smoking in cars with children under 13 inside will be voted on in the upcoming legislative session. Florida drivers would be subject to a non-moving violation beginning Oct. 1, 2015 if the bill passes.

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UF Health To Build Two New Hospitals Specializing In Cardiovascular and Neuromedical Conditions

By on January 26th, 2015 | Last updated: January 26, 2015 at 2:26 pm

UF Health broke ground Friday on two new hospitals that will specialize in cardiovascular and neuromedical diseases. The facilities, due to open in early 2018, will provide more room for patients, house the latest medical technology and add around 1,000 jobs.

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A T. rex Named Sue

By on January 16th, 2015 | Last updated: January 19, 2015 at 11:21 am

A look at the setup of the most-complete cast of a T. rex, now showing at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

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Gainesville Primate Sanctuary To Build New Monkey Enclosures

By on January 12th, 2015 | Last updated: January 12, 2015 at 2:17 pm

The Alachua County Development Review Committee approved a plan for the Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary to build on 36 more acres. The Sanctuary plans to bring in more monkeys after building new enclosures on the property.

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