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Category Archives: Environment

Manatee Deaths Down This Year

By on March 18th, 2014 | Last updated: March 18, 2014 at 6:13 pm

Manatee fatalities have decreased, but a science and conservation expert says other factors are still an issue.

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RTS Hybrid Buses May Not Be Saving As Much Green As Expected

By on March 14th, 2014 | Last updated: March 19, 2014 at 9:41 am

It will take RTS about 10 years of fuel savings to pay off the costs of the hybrid buses.

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Pesticides Causing Problems For Bees

By on March 13th, 2014 | Last updated: March 13, 2014 at 10:43 pm

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services launched the Florida Apiary/Citrus Industry Link to help track beehive locations.

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Ocala National Forest Experiencing Tree Cover Loss

By on February 27th, 2014 | Last updated: February 27, 2014 at 11:58 pm

Ocala National Forest is still recovering from two notable forest fires that resulted in a noticeable loss of tree cover.

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Panelists Discuss Local Food, Farming at UF Law School

By on February 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: February 22, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Former Asst. Deputy for Global Trade at the USDA weighs in on the impact of U.S. farm policy on local farming.

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Micanopy Residents Oppose Sidewalks to Save Oak Trees

By on February 12th, 2014 | Last updated: February 19, 2014 at 6:17 pm

The town of Micanopy plans to construct sidewalks through the Florida Department of Transportation. Although the sidewalks are for safety precaution, residents oppose plans because they are afraid the FDOT will cut down their Heritage Oak trees.

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Senators Propose Bill To Protect Florida Springs

By on February 12th, 2014 | Last updated: February 13, 2014 at 5:58 pm

Floridian water resources are contaminated and overused everyday. A new bill will propose to save the quality of water and its usage in Florida.

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Gulf Deep-Sea Fishing Regulation Changed

By on February 4th, 2014 | Last updated: February 5, 2014 at 5:59 pm

Florida anglers are no longer required to use venting tools. The hope is flexibility of options will increase fish population.

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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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