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‘Green Roofs’ Face Building Code Barriers

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Despite their eco-friendliness, green roofs are still not entirely implemented in Florida due to concerns over their resistance to natural catastrophes like Hurricanes. Glenn Acomb, senior lecturer in landscape architecture at UF, has done extensive research has yielded positive results so far, but the Florida Building Code has been reluctant to accept their implementation.

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Unwanted Chicken Farm Prompts Land Regulation, Environmental Concerns

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JTC Farm Chicken Houses has started construction of a facility that will house up to 270,000 chickens. Legally, no wastewater permit is required for the operation. But local residents who live close to where the chicken farm is being built as well as the Ichetucknee Alliance have raised concerns about the possible increase on nitrate levels in the Floridan aquifer due to runoff from the chicken farm.

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