Tag Archives: Everglades

Workshop Sparks Debate on Dangers of Burmese Pythons

By on March 4th, 2015 | Last updated: March 4, 2015 at 4:40 pm

Florida wildlife officials have boosted their efforts against Burmese pythons by inviting the public to join the fight, but some researchers and breeders disagree on the severity of the python problem.

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Gainesville Researcher’s Python Trap Could Be Used In The Everglades

By on November 1st, 2013 | Last updated: November 1, 2013 at 11:41 am

A wildlife biologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Research Center in Gainesville is conducting testing using a special trap he designed to capture pythons in Florida. The five pythons being used in the study were found wild in the Everglades.

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In the News: Sushi restaurant opens, bridge mends Everglades, poll shows Crist ahead of Scott, Obama begins visit in Israel

By on March 20th, 2013 | Last updated: March 20, 2013 at 10:44 am

Custom sushi restaurant opens in Gainesville – The How Do You Roll? sushi restaurant opened at the Stadium Club located at 1802 W. University Ave. on Wednesday. The restaurant, which features rolls from $3 to $7, lets customers create their own […]

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Three women remembered for their contributions to Florida’s environment

By and on March 13th, 2013 | Last updated: March 13, 2013 at 3:28 pm

While celebrating the 75th anniversary of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ book “The Yearling,” Floridians remember three women of the same name: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Marjorie Carr and Marjory Stoneman Douglas, who each left their mark on Florida’s history.

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In the News: Mindy McCready’s death, tax identity fraud, Everglades water project, Gainesville biomass

By on February 18th, 2013 | Last updated: February 18, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Embattled country star Mindy McCready dead at 37 of apparent suicide – On Sunday afternoon, the country singer Mindy McCready, 37, was found dead on her Arkansas home front porch. The authorities said she died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. […]

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In The News: Tortoise home approved, Scientology lawsuit, Home sales up, Debt ceiling defused, Everglades leased

By on January 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: January 25, 2013 at 10:29 am

Tortoise home approved | Hernando Today – Local equestrians are concerned about the approval of a new tortoise home in Brooksville. Local officials wish to see compromise between the horse riders and protected species, planning to design new trails for […]

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Former U.S. Senator Bob Graham to speak at springs and waterways protection summit in Ocala

By on June 18th, 2012 | Last updated: September 8, 2013 at 12:02 am

Former U.S. Senator and two-time Florida Governor Bob Graham has been a longtime champion for the restoration of the Florida Everglades.  This coming Saturday Graham will participate in an event about many of Florida’s other water bodies.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Donna […]

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Concern over the Everglades

By on June 5th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Over the past years, the runoff from agricultural areas have polluted and caused a quarter of the Everglades to be lost. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Fernanda Ponce reports on a plan that will expand the sizes of treatment facilities to restore […]

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