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By Trevor Sikkema on December 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: December 3, 2013 at 3:04 pm
A gathering concerning a new monument to honor Union veterans in the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park quickly turned to a protest as members and supporters of the Sons of Confederate Veterans demanded the monument be built in a different location.
By Rebecca Kopelman on November 14th, 2013 | Last updated: November 14, 2013 at 4:45 pm
Gainesville Regional Utilities is facing lower fines for two sewage spills over the summer. Compared to a 140,000-gallon spill in 2005 that resulted in a $10,000 fine, GRU is being fined $7,750 for one sewage spill of nearly 1 million gallons and another of 58,000 gallons.
By Joe Lancos on April 2nd, 2013 | Last updated: April 2, 2013 at 8:24 pm
Alachua County had the highest recycling rate in the state in 2011 for the second straight year, a recent report says.
By Jane Schwed on March 20th, 2013 | Last updated: March 21, 2013 at 10:53 am
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection purchased about 600 acres of land to protect Florida springs, but Florida Springs Institute Director Bob Knight said there is more to be done.
By Ben Bornstein on February 20th, 2013 | Last updated: February 20, 2013 at 6:04 pm
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has employed a new smartphone app called Pocket Ranger to act as an interactive guide for visitors. The department hopes the app will help increase attendance in Florida state parks.
By Forrest Smith on January 24th, 2013 | Last updated: January 24, 2013 at 12:17 pm
From Florida Department of Environmental Protection The Florida Cabinet, sitting as the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund, approved the modification of a lease agreement between Palace Entertainment and the state of Florida Wednesday, allowing the Silver Springs theme park [...]