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Paynes Prairie Trail Undergoes Reclamation Project

By on October 13th, 2014 | Last updated: October 13, 2014 at 8:59 am

Construction on the La Chua Trail in Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park began Monday as part of an effort to re-establish the area of Paynes Prairie as a wetland ecosystem.

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Florida-Friendly Landscaping Saves Water And Fertilizer

By on October 7th, 2014 | Last updated: October 7, 2014 at 1:59 pm

According to the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ Center for Public Issues Education (PIE) website, many Floridians are willing to do their part in conserving water.

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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