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Category Archives: Environment
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.
By Zak Dahlheimer on September 30th, 2013 | Last updated: September 30, 2013 at 12:21 pm
The lake in Suwannee County near Live Oak will be closing for renovations on Tuesday for the first time since the lake opened in 1967. FWC does not have a specific date for when the lake will reopen.
By Lauren Rautenkranz on September 27th, 2013 | Last updated: September 27, 2013 at 10:45 am
In response to data indicating unusually high levels of disease-carrying mosquito populations, the Alachua County Health Department is reminding people to take protective measures.
By Colette DuChanois on September 26th, 2013 | Last updated: September 27, 2013 at 8:36 am
A wildlife biologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Research Center in Gainesville is one step closer to solving Florida’s python infestation.
By Donna Green-Townsend on September 25th, 2013 | Last updated: September 25, 2013 at 9:23 am
Despite recent rainfall, Florida is still in desperate need of water to help fill area lakes and more importantly the Floridan aquifer.
By Elise Giordano on September 24th, 2013 | Last updated: September 25, 2013 at 8:59 am
Three of Florida’s largest environmental groups are teaming together to put an amendment that would budget $650 million for Florida’s conservations on the 2014 ballot.
By Beatrice Dupuy on September 24th, 2013 | Last updated: September 25, 2013 at 8:50 am
The “My Florida Farm Weather” app was made available to Android devices in MONTH. The app for the iPhone will be available within months.
By Bakr Saliq Muhammad on September 24th, 2013 | Last updated: September 24, 2013 at 8:00 am
Suwannee Ridge Wildlife Environmental Area, which occupies 1,428 acres of land in southern Hamilton County, could see an array of improvements if Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission’s plan to renovate areas within the park is passed.