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By Sarah Brand on March 15th, 2013 | Last updated: March 18, 2013 at 12:44 pm
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission hopes the day will help keep Florida’s state animal around fur-ever.
By Stephanie Denardo and Jensen Werley on March 13th, 2013 | Last updated: March 13, 2013 at 3:28 pm
While celebrating the 75th anniversary of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ book “The Yearling,” Floridians remember three women of the same name: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Marjorie Carr and Marjory Stoneman Douglas, who each left their mark on Florida’s history.
By Ariana Lipkin on March 12th, 2013 | Last updated: March 19, 2013 at 10:59 am
More than 250 animals in Silver Springs Nature Park must relocate before Oct. 1, following a Florida Cabinet decision to make it a state park.
By Rachel Genovese on March 11th, 2013 | Last updated: March 11, 2013 at 4:53 pm
Floodwaters have caused the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to activate all five idle-speed, no-wake zones on the Suwannee and Santa Fe Rivers. The FWC wants boaters to stay off of the Suwannee-Santa Fe River system if they can, but Parker said she hopes that boaters who continue to use it proceed with caution.
By Trevor Sikkema on March 1st, 2013 | Last updated: March 8, 2013 at 3:13 pm
After a sinkhole opened on Thursday, and swallowed a Seffner man in the process, one UF professor discusses how sinkholes are created and how common they are in the north Florida area.
By Xuan Tian on February 26th, 2013 | Last updated: February 26, 2013 at 5:10 pm
The Florida Museum of Natural History and the University of Florida Office of Sustainability are screening the award-winning documentary “The Clean Bin Project” at 7 p.m. Wednesday
Whitney Gray discusses how endangered species may adapt to the climate change at the Public Interest Environmental Conference
By Charlene Ochogo on February 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: February 22, 2013 at 6:16 pm
Florida’s native species are at a uniquely high risk for endangerment, due to the state’s sloping land and problems with rising sea levels, according to one expert who spoke at a environmental conference in Gainesville.
By Kylie Lacusky on February 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: February 22, 2013 at 6:18 pm
On Friday, Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park working in cooperation with the Florida Forest Service underwent a prescribed burn on the prairie basin ignited by helicopter.
By Maggie Schwartzman on February 21st, 2013 | Last updated: February 26, 2013 at 2:18 pm
Floridians are conserving water, according to a survey by the University of Florida’s Instutitue of Food and Agricultural Sciences. More than half of the 500 Florida residents surveyed said they use low-flow shower heads and toilets, and 65 percent turn off [...]
By Ben Bornstein on February 21st, 2013 | Last updated: February 24, 2013 at 2:37 pm
Florida Forest Services has been awarded more than $154,000 to reforest state forests.