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‘Green Roofs’ Face Building Code Barriers

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Despite their eco-friendliness, green roofs are still not entirely implemented in Florida due to concerns over their resistance to natural catastrophes like Hurricanes. Glenn Acomb, senior lecturer in landscape architecture at UF, has done extensive research has yielded positive results so far, but the Florida Building Code has been reluctant to accept their implementation.

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Florida’s Orange Crop In “Free Fall”

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The outlook for production of Florida oranges, the state's signature crop, continues to drop. For the second consecutive month, the Florida orange-harvest forecast for the 2015-2016 growing season was adjusted down Wednesday by the National Agricultural Statistics Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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