WUFT News

Category Archives: Environment

Unincorporated Citrus County Residents To Lose Some Recycling Services

By on September 25th, 2014 | Last updated: September 26, 2014 at 6:01 pm

Some residents in unincorporated parts of Citrus County will see new recycling rules implemented next week.

Environment | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

If You Can’t Fight Them, Fry Them

By and 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.

Environment | Leave a comment

FWC Attempts to Reduce Lionfish Population

By 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 [...]

Environment | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Natural Resources Amendment Secures Environmental Funding But Raises Concerns

By 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.

Environment | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Hawthorne Residents Voice Concerns With Development Plans

By and 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.

Environment, Local | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Saving Florida Orange Juice: The Search For A Cure For Citrus Greening – The Greening Series, Part 3

By 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 [...]

Environment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

How A Fourth Generation Citrus Farmer Fights To Save His Grove – The Greening Series, Part 2

By 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 [...]

Environment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Why The Orange Is So Important to Florida – The Greening Series, Part 1

By 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

Environment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

VIDEO: Horse Protection Association Of Florida

By 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.

Environment | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Small-Scale Horse Operations Guide to Protect Florida Water

By 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.

Environment | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Thank you for your support

WUFT depends on the support of our community — people like you — to help us continue to provide quality programming to North Central Florida.
Become a Sustainer
I want to support FM 89.1/NPR
I want to support Florida's 5/PBS
Donate a Vehicle
Day Sponsorship Payments
Underwriting Payments