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Florida Aims to Protect Gopher Tortoises with App

By on April 8th, 2014 | Last updated: April 8, 2014 at 9:37 pm

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission developed an app that will help scientists gather data on the locations of gopher tortoises. The app could help better track the threatened species.

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GALLERY: Azaleas Bloom in Ravine Gardens State Park

By on March 31st, 2014 | Last updated: March 31, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Each year, from late January through April, thousands of bright Azaleas bloom throughout the park.

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Alachua Property Owners Fined For Tree Cutting Violations

By on March 31st, 2014 | Last updated: March 31, 2014 at 2:46 pm

A 55-acre property in Alachua, Fla., was at the center of a recent code violation. During the weekend of March 15 and 16, more than 15 trees were cut down on the property without a permit, and the city of Alachua [...]

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Florida Wildlife Commission Educates Community on Bear Safety

By on March 27th, 2014 | Last updated: March 27, 2014 at 11:09 am

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is educating the public on how to prevent human-bear interactions.

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Manatee Deaths Down This Year

By on March 18th, 2014 | Last updated: March 18, 2014 at 6:13 pm

Manatee fatalities have decreased, but a science and conservation expert says other factors are still an issue.

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RTS Hybrid Buses May Not Be Saving As Much Green As Expected

By on March 14th, 2014 | Last updated: March 19, 2014 at 9:41 am

It will take RTS about 10 years of fuel savings to pay off the costs of the hybrid buses.

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Pesticides Causing Problems For Bees

By on March 13th, 2014 | Last updated: March 13, 2014 at 10:43 pm

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services launched the Florida Apiary/Citrus Industry Link to help track beehive locations.

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Ocala National Forest Experiencing Tree Cover Loss

By on February 27th, 2014 | Last updated: February 27, 2014 at 11:58 pm

Ocala National Forest is still recovering from two notable forest fires that resulted in a noticeable loss of tree cover.

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Panelists Discuss Local Food, Farming at UF Law School

By on February 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: February 22, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Former Asst. Deputy for Global Trade at the USDA weighs in on the impact of U.S. farm policy on local farming.

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Micanopy Residents Oppose Sidewalks to Save Oak Trees

By on February 12th, 2014 | Last updated: February 19, 2014 at 6:17 pm

The town of Micanopy plans to construct sidewalks through the Florida Department of Transportation. Although the sidewalks are for safety precaution, residents oppose plans because they are afraid the FDOT will cut down their Heritage Oak trees.

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