Tag Archives: environment

Solution Found For Disease Threatening Avocado Production

By on December 5th, 2014 | Last updated: December 8, 2014 at 6:30 pm

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.

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Alachua Updates Parking Lots With LED Technology

By on November 21st, 2014 | Last updated: November 21, 2014 at 12:17 pm

The Alachua County Energy Management team will be upgrading lights in all county-owned building parking lots to light-emitting diode (LED). The county estimates the new update will save the county a total of $10,000 annually on electricity bills.

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Local Power Plant Receives National Forest Certification

By on November 12th, 2014 | Last updated: November 12, 2014 at 10:24 am

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.

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Gardening Program Provides Opportunity For Students With Disabilities

By on October 29th, 2014 | Last updated: October 30, 2014 at 3:46 pm

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.

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University of Florida Alumni Shed Light on Electronic Waste

By on September 24th, 2014 | Last updated: September 24, 2014 at 3:28 pm

Environmental documentary to showcase in Rome this October. Director and community members share their thoughts on the impact of old electronics.

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Florida Aims to Protect Gopher Tortoises with App

By on April 8th, 2014 | Last updated: April 8, 2014 at 9:37 pm

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission developed an app that will help scientists gather data on the locations of gopher tortoises. The app could help better track the threatened species.

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Panelists Discuss Local Food, Farming at UF Law School

By on February 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: February 22, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Former Asst. Deputy for Global Trade at the USDA weighs in on the impact of U.S. farm policy on local farming.

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Air Pollution Increases Pregnant Women’s Risk for High Blood Pressure

By on February 12th, 2014 | Last updated: February 13, 2014 at 11:54 am

Air pollution may have adverse effects on pregnant women.

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Newnans Lake Cypress Preserve Will Be First Park With On-Site Caretaker

By 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.

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Florida Mosquito Population Hits Six-Year High

By on September 27th, 2013 | Last updated: September 27, 2013 at 10:45 am

In response to data indicating unusually high levels of disease-carrying mosquito populations, the Alachua County Health Department is reminding people to take protective measures.

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