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An on-the-ground account of the Costa Rican quake

By on September 7th, 2012 | Last updated: September 10, 2012 at 11:47 am

A day after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake shook the land under Costa Rica, WUFT multimedia reporter Christina DeVarona spoke with UF grad Maria Perez Ruiz, who is currently living in Costa Rica. She experienced the earthquake first-hand.

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A week of earthquakes, but many too deep for much damage

By on September 7th, 2012 | Last updated: September 11, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Four major earthquakes hit locations throughout the world this week, including California. While some were too deep to cause much damage, a 5.7-magnitude earthquake in China killed at least 50 and injured hundreds.

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Are space settlements in our future?

By on August 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:04 pm

NASA has been undergoing quite a few changes recently. In the past few weeks, the agency awarded the Sierra Nevada Corporation, SpaceX and Boeing contracts to develop a craft to take astronauts into orbit in the next five years. This [...]

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Tropics ripe for more hurricanes

By on August 9th, 2012 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:29 pm

Hurricane Ernesto is now fading away into Mexico after making landfall late yesterday on the Yucatan Peninsula. But what about our chances to see a big storm? WUSF’s Steve Newborn reports those odds are going up – at least for [...]

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Gator band headed to London

By on July 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: March 19, 2013 at 3:50 pm

The University of Florida Pride of the Sunshine marching band is on its way to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT FM’s Dana Lewin has more on how the band got to go.  

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WRUF Weather: Developing El Niño May Tame the Tropics

By on July 18th, 2012 | Last updated: September 20, 2012 at 1:44 pm

The 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season began with a bang, spawning four named storms by June 27 and breaking numerous records, including the fastest start to an Atlantic hurricane season in history.  Two of the storms – Beryl and Debby – [...]

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Study shows Asians make up largest group of immigrants to the U.S.

By on June 19th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:49 am

A study released by the Pew Institute shows Asians have taken over Latinos as the largest group of new arrivals into the U.S. every year. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi talked with Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University [...]

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Honoring “the greatest generation” with trip to DC

By on June 18th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Recently, many  paused to remember those who stormed the beaches at Normandy during World War Two.  Now, many of the World War Two veterans are in their upper 80s and 90s.  With the realization that their numbers are dwindling each year, [...]

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North Florida veterans who survived D-Day remember

By on June 6th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Sixty eight years ago, on this date, hundreds of thousands of American and allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, as they tried to liberate France and end the threat of Adolf Hitler’s attempt of world domination.  Those who were [...]

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Florida governor heads to Spain to drum up business

By on May 21st, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:33 am

Despite the bad economic situation in Spain, Gov. Rick Scott is leading more than 60 business leaders and state officials there for a five-day business development mission. One of those businesses is CZA Incorporated, an organization that helps multi-national corporations [...]

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