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Environmental groups across the state sent supporters to the capital on Wednesday to discuss the allocation of funds set aside by Amendment 1, the Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative. The Florida legislative session will begin in March, and the bill will take effect on July 1.
The Alachua Board of County Commissioners approved two bills that could help keep the water supply safe. The resolution supports the statewide ban of fracking, which opponents say could contribute to underground water pollution.
The number of sustainable and alternative homes is increasing in Florida. Gainesville resident Tom Fox leads the way with one of the first shipping container homes in Florida.
Gainesville residents using less energy means generating less money for Gainesville services such as police and parks. To offset the loss, the average bill for a GRU customer increased about $6 in October, resulting in the second highest ranked residential bill in the state.
Multiple intersections in Levy County will be closed starting Tuesday due to a controlled burn at Goethe State Forest. The 10,000 acre burn is the largest in the forest’s history.
UF Researchers and researchers from the Tropical Research and Education Center, USDA and the Indian River Research and Education Center in Fort Pierce have found an alternate way to control the spread of Laurel wilt, a disease that threatens Florida’s avocado industry.
The Gainesville Renewable Energy Center received the Forest Stewardship Council’s chain-of-custody certification on Oct. 28. GREC is the first power plant in the country to receive this certification.
Loften High School’s Growing Education Training program is bringing job skills and healthy living to intellectually disabled students. The gardening-based program hopes to bring the students’ products to local school cafeterias.
Environmental documentary to showcase in Rome this October. Director and community members share their thoughts on the impact of old electronics.