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Category Archives: Environment
By Jaime Sloane on November 6th, 2013 | Last updated: November 6, 2013 at 5:15 pm
The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund has given a $25,000 grant to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for a three-year restoration project in the Lake Wales Ridge Wildlife and Environmental Area.
By Meghan Pryce on November 5th, 2013 | Last updated: November 25, 2013 at 2:18 pm
(Image credit: Sarah Ross / Flickr)
Alachua County uses its waste vegetable oil to fuel diesel-powered trucks, saving the county up to $2 on a gallon of fuel.
By Erikka Lieberman on November 5th, 2013 | Last updated: November 11, 2013 at 9:43 am
A Stephen Foster resident said that by digging up contaminated soil caused by the Cabot-Koppers Superfund site, it could only make the pollution worse.
By Colette DuChanois on November 1st, 2013 | Last updated: November 1, 2013 at 11:41 am
A wildlife biologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Research Center in Gainesville is conducting testing using a special trap he designed to capture pythons in Florida. The five pythons being used in the study were found wild in the Everglades.
By Jennifer Tintner on October 31st, 2013 | Last updated: October 31, 2013 at 4:51 pm
A biomass plant is causing more issues between GREC and the city commission as the commission negotiates to buy the plant.
The Envision Alachua initiative is getting closer to the end of the second phase thanks to Plum Creek Timber Company, Inc.
By Jeanna Arroyo on October 30th, 2013 | Last updated: October 31, 2013 at 10:54 am
The latest in garbage truck innovation is quietly rolling down Alachua County’s streets. The royal-blue giants come complete with robotic arms and safety cameras — even that new car smell.
By Kim Ortiz on October 30th, 2013 | Last updated: October 31, 2013 at 4:43 pm
A $2 million project to help restore water levels in Mallory Swamp began Wednesday. Geologists constructed wells to control the water levels in the swamp and aquifer. The second part of the project will close ditches that cause water to flow outside the swamp’s perimeter.
Commissioners agreed to request an administrative hearing with Florida Department of Environmental Protection regarding its intent to issue an air permit to GREC. The request is due Monday.
By Elly Ayres on October 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 2, 2013 at 2:37 pm
(Image credit: University of Florida)
Ten years after two former UF students filed a complaint against the university, construction is underway to build an apartment complex southwest of where the two once lived near a former off-campus landfill site.