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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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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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