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Category Archives: Environment
By Heather van Blokland 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.
By Leah Harding on January 8th, 2014 | Last updated: January 9, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Strawberries are being frozen to prevent damage from below-freezing temperatures.
By Sean Bellafiore 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.
By Brianna Donet 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.
By Brianna Donet 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.
By Jennifer Tintner 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.
By Zak Dahlheimer 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.
By Stephanie Strasser on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 4:39 pm
(Photo credit: Ruocaled/Flickr)
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.
By Courtney McKenna, David Corrado and Nickelle Smith on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 18, 2013 at 3:44 pm
Beazer East, Inc., a wood treatment company responsible for potentially-cancerous soil contamination in a neighborhood of the Gainesville area, began soil remediation at their pilot property at 436 NW 30th Ave. on Monday.
By Jennifer Tintner on November 15th, 2013 | Last updated: November 15, 2013 at 2:01 pm
A unanimous vote by the Hernando County Commission approved plans for Hernando County Utilities to redesign plans to expand current wastewater treatment plant. The redesign will cost about $300,000, said Susan Goebel-Canning, the director of environmental services.