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Volunteers Tackle Florida’s Air Potato Problem

By on January 26th, 2014 | Last updated: January 28, 2014 at 9:48 am

Gainesville’s 15th annual Great Air Potato Round-Up attracted volunteers in the area to help eradicate the invasive plant known as the air potato. The plant has become a problem in Florida because of its disruptive nature to native plants.

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Biomass Plant Still Fuels Complaints From Residents

By on January 24th, 2014 | Last updated: January 28, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Some Alachua County residents are still hearing noises from the biomass plant, even after the installation of noise-absorbing acoustic panels.

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Cave divers defend sport after deaths at Eagle’s Nest Sink

By on January 11th, 2014 | Last updated: January 13, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Controversy regarding whether to close the Eagle’s Nest Sink or not is stirring after a fatal cave-diving accident between a father and son.

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Ice Protects North Central Florida Strawberries from Colder Temperatures

By on January 8th, 2014 | Last updated: January 9, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Strawberries are being frozen to prevent damage from below-freezing temperatures.

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UF Researcher Helps Map DNA of New Strand of Citrus Greening

By on December 13th, 2013 | Last updated: December 13, 2013 at 10:37 am

Professor Dean Gabriel, a plant bacteriology specialist with the University of Florida, helped to map the genome of a Brazilian strand of citrus greening.

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A Tale of Gainesville’s Two Springs

By on December 13th, 2013 | Last updated: December 16, 2013 at 8:59 am

Gainesville has two natural springs within its city limits. One was once the source of the city’s water supply. The other was a popular swimming pool and gathering place.

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What’s Wrong With Otter Creek’s Water?

By on December 12th, 2013 | Last updated: December 12, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Otter Creek Mayor and officials are looking for alternative for the town’s drinking water issues. Residents are currently drinking water from other cities.

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Dr. Michael Avery or: How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Vultures

By on December 9th, 2013 | Last updated: December 9, 2013 at 8:13 am

One local researcher is an international expert in avian wildlife management and how birds like vultures impact human activity, and vice versa.

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Biomass Plant Noise Levels Below Gainesville’s Ordinance, But Residents Are Still Unhappy

By on November 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: December 3, 2013 at 8:58 am

WUFT News measured this past month the noise in areas near Gainesville Renewable Energy Center’s biomass plant, which some locals said disrupts their daily lives.

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Hunters Forgo The Store To Get Their Turkeys This Thanksgiving Season

By on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 4:39 pm

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Thanksgiving is approaching an instead of heading to the store to buy their turkeys, some people are taking the matter into their own hands. Some Gator Skeet and Trap Club members and employees are practicing their shots to prepare for hunting for their own turkeys.

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