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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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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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