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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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Florida Conservation Coalition Seeks Signatures For 2014 Ballot Amendment

By on September 24th, 2013 | Last updated: September 25, 2013 at 8:59 am

Three of Florida’s largest environmental groups are teaming together to put an amendment that would budget $650 million for Florida’s conservations on the 2014 ballot.

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ASPCA, UF Experts Show How To Investigate Animal Cruelty Crime Scenes

By on September 12th, 2013 | Last updated: September 12, 2013 at 7:49 am

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, along with the University of Florida’s Center for Forensic Medicine, held a workshop Wednesday to locate graves of animals who had been subject to potential abuse.

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Gov. Rick Scott Announces Investment Of $37 Million For Water Quality Projects

By on September 5th, 2013 | Last updated: September 5, 2013 at 11:57 am

The announcement at Wekiwa Springs State Park in Apopka comes on the heels of a commitment of more than $130 million to restore estuaries in South Florida.

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Marion County Land Owner And Conservationist Practices ‘Agriculture At Its Finest’

By on August 16th, 2013 | Last updated: August 16, 2013 at 11:55 am

Jeri Baldwin’s search ended when she found the 80 acres where Crones’ Cradle Conserve now sits in Citra. Then, some nearby timberland was put up for sale because the new equipment the timber company used did not pay for itself on a piece of land smaller than 400 acres.

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Gainesville restaurant sells soil back to farmers

By on April 9th, 2013 | Last updated: April 22, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Tempo Bistro to Go is one of 18 restaurants and other local businesses that recycle their food scraps in partnership with Gainesville Compost.

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