Hourly News Update
Category Archives: Environment
By Alyssa Fisher 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.
By Heather van Blokland 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.
By Rachel Kurland 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.
By Heather van Blokland 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.
By Leah Harding on January 8th, 2014 | Last updated: January 9, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Strawberries are being frozen to prevent damage from below-freezing temperatures.
By Sean Bellafiore 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.
By Brianna Donet 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.
By Brianna Donet 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.
By Jennifer Tintner 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.
By Zak Dahlheimer on November 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: December 3, 2013 at 8:58 am
WUFT News measured this past month the noise in areas near Gainesville Renewable Energy Center’s biomass plant, which some locals said disrupts their daily lives.