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By Sara Drumm on May 10th, 2013 | Last updated: May 10, 2013 at 12:04 pm
Mike Myers, 66, lives in Gainesville and founded Bearded Brothers Solutions, as well as the Repurpose Project, a nonprofit that focuses on finding new uses, especially in art projects or crafts, for old items that he says had “always just been dumped in a hole.”
By WUFT News on May 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: May 2, 2013 at 2:29 pm
From giant snails to lionfish, Florida has become home to a variety of invasive species in recent years.
By Stefanie Cainto, Ashira Morris, Alex Catalano, Samantha Shavell and Wade Millward on May 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: May 3, 2013 at 10:34 am
A state-run contest to kill snakes brought worldwide attention to Florida’s invasive species problem. But how much closer are researchers to a solution?
By Sara Drumm on May 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: May 3, 2013 at 10:34 am
As the owner and lead tour guide for Adventure Outpost, Lars Andersen makes his living on the area’s waters, knows their histories and intimately understands their geographies. He, like others, are worried.
By Virginia Hamrick and Donna Green-Townsend on April 26th, 2013 | Last updated: April 26, 2013 at 5:10 pm
A University of Florida team dedicated to researching the recent decline of oysters in Florida have discovered that the shortage is not due to the 2010 Gulf oil spill. Rather, the decline, which is affecting many fishermen and those involved in the industry, is due to drought and high salinity in the waters.
By Donna Green-Townsend on April 19th, 2013 | Last updated: April 19, 2013 at 8:48 pm
Earth Day will be celebrated Monday with the event, “Of Thirst, Beauty and Vision: Writing to save Our Waters.” Four Gainesville water writers, Cynthia Barnett, Jack E. Davis, Lola Haskins and Margaret Ross Tolbert will read excerpts from their books and participate in a discussion with Ron Cunningham.
By UF Meteorologist Jeff Huffman on April 10th, 2013 | Last updated: April 11, 2013 at 12:19 pm
Forecasters are predicting a roughly 50 percent chance a major hurricane could hit Florida or the East Coast this upcoming hurricane season. Colorado State University’s William Gray explained his prediction, which includes a 72 percent chance that a major hurricane will hit the U.S. in 2013.
Gainesville’s Division of Plant Industry is leading a program to eradicate the giant African land snail, which can spread meningitis to those who touch the invasive species.
By Rachel Crosby on April 10th, 2013 | Last updated: April 10, 2013 at 4:27 pm
Between the 1960s and 1980s, the northern map turtle population significantly decreased. Two local experts studied the population and were recently published in Volume three of Copeia, a publication pertaining to fish, reptiles and amphibians.