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Category Archives: Environment
By Jeanna Arroyo on October 17th, 2013 | Last updated: October 18, 2013 at 11:29 am
Georgia-Pacific and the City of Palatka are working to build a $1.2 million riverfront educational center for students in grades two through six. Though the center meets the city’s “living shoreline” goal, some residents voiced their concerns that it will disrupt the downtown area and teach questionable educational viewpoints to students.
By James Thieke on October 16th, 2013 | Last updated: October 16, 2013 at 6:11 pm
With the rising cost of utilities for Gainesville residents, some have taken to living without the aid of established utility companies.
By Yelena Orrelly on October 15th, 2013 | Last updated: October 16, 2013 at 6:12 pm
Properties affected by the Cabot-Koppers Superfund site will soon enter the remediation process — ridding their yards and homes of harsh pollutants and chemicals.
By Shane Chernoff on October 14th, 2013 | Last updated: October 16, 2013 at 11:10 am
University of Florida researchers are evaluating the damage done after a powerful tornado ravaged Moore, Okla.
By Brianna Donet on October 14th, 2013 | Last updated: October 15, 2013 at 10:08 am
(Photo credit: Christine Mikitaw/Flickr)
A team of scientists — including a University of Florida geologist — is using a British Petroleum grant to examine the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico’s ecosystem. They’ve discovering detectable levels of oil have entered the food web.
By Jaime Sloane on October 7th, 2013 | Last updated: October 7, 2013 at 8:39 am
Because only one local hunter applied for the position before the proposal’s initial Sept. 25 deadline, the county has extended the application cutoff to Oct. 8.
By Belinda Post on October 4th, 2013 | Last updated: November 27, 2013 at 9:50 am
(Photo credit: Jessica.James / Flickr)
Due to increased salinity levels, Cedar Key’s oyster production has suffered.
By Katherine Graubard, Kaitlyn McGrath and Peta-Gay Sheerwood on October 1st, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 5:09 pm
Silver Springs opened as a newly renovated state park Tuesday morning after merging its property with Silver River State Park.
By Patrick Kelly on October 1st, 2013 | Last updated: October 1, 2013 at 8:19 pm
BUSHNELL – The Florida International Teaching Zoo is happy to announce two new additions to its zoo family.
By Zach Abolverdi and Ethan Magoc on September 30th, 2013 | Last updated: December 5, 2013 at 12:14 am
A petition to the U.S. Department of Agriculture from several animal rights groups is seeking a federal ban on licensees who allow the public to have direct or physical contact with big cats, bears, or nonhuman primates of any age, as well as breeding them. Not every Florida big cat owner agrees with the proposed regulations.