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By Katelin Mariner and Michelle Champalanne on September 16th, 2014 | Last updated: September 19, 2014 at 8:51 am
Lionfish are being pushed to Florida menus following August regulation changes on the venomous invasive species’ importation. While dangerous to catch, they are easy to eat as conservation efforts try to save the reefs by increasing demand for the destructive fish.
By Marie Edinger on September 10th, 2014 | Last updated: September 12, 2014 at 2:34 pm
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is concerned with the growing population of lionfish, a destructive species of fish. The FWC hopes to start up new efforts to prevent the further spread of lionfish and work on extraction. Extraction [...]
By Lauren Adhav on September 8th, 2014 | Last updated: September 8, 2014 at 5:58 pm
With almost one million signatures from Florida voters, Amendment 1 – also known as the Florida Land and Water Conservation Amendment – will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot, though not all parties are pleased by this development.
By Julian Hernandez and Amanda Di Lella on September 5th, 2014 | Last updated: September 5, 2014 at 6:26 pm
Southeast Alachua County landowners discuss Plum Creek Timber Company’s proposal to develop parts of the city and express their concerns.
Saving Florida Orange Juice: The Search For A Cure For Citrus Greening – The Greening Series, Part 3
By Heather van Blokland on August 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: August 22, 2014 at 11:32 am
Nutrient supplements, root stock additives, genetic modification, heat therapies and a bacterial killer are just a few of the proposed solutions to what has been called the worst disease in history to hit Florida orange groves. Citrus greening, a bacterial [...]
By Heather van Blokland on August 20th, 2014 | Last updated: August 21, 2014 at 9:06 pm
Steve Futch, UF IFAS Extension agent, and family farmer, Mac Turner, right, tour the new orange tree plantings on Turner’s family farm in Arcadia, Fla. in April 2014. (Heather van Blokland/WUFT) Citrus farmer Mac Turner is fighting to keep his [...]
By Heather van Blokland on August 19th, 2014 | Last updated: August 18, 2014 at 9:13 am
In our first of a three-part series on citrus greening, WUFT’s Heather van Blokland takes us through a bit of history on Florida’s connection to the orange
By Ryan Jones on April 30th, 2014 | Last updated: April 30, 2014 at 4:53 pm
Because of flooding on 150 acres of Micanopy land, the Horse Protection Association of Florida is in need of dry land for its rescues. A suitable area was found for 23 of the horses, but HPAF’s Morgan Silver worries about organizing the funds to continue paying rent.
By Jaclyn De Bonis on April 25th, 2014 | Last updated: April 29, 2014 at 10:18 am
The Florida Department of Education released a manual for small-scale horse operation best management practices in order to help preserve the state’s water resources.