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Alachua County Recycling Efforts Persevere Despite Declining Market

Alachua County had an overall recycling rate of 68% in 2018, ranking third-highest in Florida. But Klugh said the public waste department must continue to educate residents about what should and should not be recycled – especially since the market for recyclables is down.

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Gainesville Gardener’s Seed Saving Program Represents Step In Fighting Climate Change

The Gainesville City Commission this fall declared a climate state of emergency — a largely symbolic move with little municipal heft behind it compared to the actions the federal government could take if motivated and mobilized — but some city residents do feel a sense of urgency to take steps toward combating climate change.

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Environmentalists Debate Energy Market Changes

The initiative, Florida Changes to Energy Market Initiative, has divided environmentalists by proposing a deregulated, competitive market for electric power. If approved, it would allow all Florida residents to generate, use and sell their own electric power, creating more opportunities for solar power usage.

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Small Sinkholes Near Haile Plantation Trail Don’t Warrant Engineering Study, Alachua County Says

Two sinkholes have opened up at the intersection of Haile Boulevard and Southwest 95th Terrace in Haile Plantation. The sinkholes are about 15 feet from a walking trail and don't warrant an engineering study by the county.

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Gainesville Declares State of Emergency with Climate Proclamation

Below: listen to the radio version of this story from WUFT-FM. The city of Gainesville followed the lead of over 1,200 other communities in a climate change decision: Gainesville has declared a state of emergency. Gainesville City Commissioners voted unanimously on the decision to adopt a climate emergency proclamation. The …

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