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Category Archives: Environment
By Lauren Verno on October 19th, 2013 | Last updated: October 21, 2013 at 4:05 pm
Low water levels in Orange Lake are revealing weeds that are stopping boat traffic. A potential applied herbicide could kill the weeds at the surface level and below, however there is much debate about the proper removal.
By Brandon Fernandez on October 18th, 2013 | Last updated: October 18, 2013 at 3:38 pm
The Florida Museum of Natural History will host its eighth annual Butterflyfest this weekend. Entertainment at Butterflyfest will include live performances, workshops, and engaging challenges for visitors to participate in. Jaret Daniels, Interim Director of the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, [...]
By Jeanna Arroyo on October 17th, 2013 | Last updated: October 18, 2013 at 11:29 am
Georgia-Pacific and the City of Palatka are working to build a $1.2 million riverfront educational center for students in grades two through six. Though the center meets the city’s “living shoreline” goal, some residents voiced their concerns that it will disrupt the downtown area and teach questionable educational viewpoints to students.
By James Thieke on October 16th, 2013 | Last updated: October 16, 2013 at 6:11 pm
With the rising cost of utilities for Gainesville residents, some have taken to living without the aid of established utility companies.
By Yelena Orrelly on October 15th, 2013 | Last updated: October 16, 2013 at 6:12 pm
Properties affected by the Cabot-Koppers Superfund site will soon enter the remediation process — ridding their yards and homes of harsh pollutants and chemicals.
By Shane Chernoff on October 14th, 2013 | Last updated: October 16, 2013 at 11:10 am
University of Florida researchers are evaluating the damage done after a powerful tornado ravaged Moore, Okla.
By Brianna Donet on October 14th, 2013 | Last updated: October 15, 2013 at 10:08 am
(Photo credit: Christine Mikitaw/Flickr)
A team of scientists — including a University of Florida geologist — is using a British Petroleum grant to examine the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico’s ecosystem. They’ve discovering detectable levels of oil have entered the food web.
By Jaime Sloane on October 7th, 2013 | Last updated: October 7, 2013 at 8:39 am
Because only one local hunter applied for the position before the proposal’s initial Sept. 25 deadline, the county has extended the application cutoff to Oct. 8.
By Belinda Post on October 4th, 2013 | Last updated: November 27, 2013 at 9:50 am
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Due to increased salinity levels, Cedar Key’s oyster production has suffered.
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.