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Category Archives: Environment
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.
By Sean Stewart-Muniz on April 24th, 2014 | Last updated: April 28, 2014 at 12:54 pm
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new $20 million program, designed to stop the growth of feral swine, began this month. Florida received $400,000 on Monday.
By Perri Konecky on April 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: April 25, 2014 at 2:09 pm
Locals are reacting to the possibility of a utility rate increase that would accompany Gainesville’s possible switch away from mountaintop coal removal.
By Alexandrea DaCosta on April 16th, 2014 | Last updated: April 16, 2014 at 12:43 pm
A new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) by the FDA may pose a challenge to farmers who are using an alternative fertilizer.