Environment

Goethe Fire Still Burning

The 700 acre Goethe State Forest fire in Levy county continues to burn, sending smoke and ash over Gainesville. Several crews with heavy equipment have been trying since last week to contain it, but so far no success and the fire is NOT considered under control. And now there is …

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Fires continue to burn in Goethe State Forest

Crews of firefighters are working to control a forest fire in Goethe State Forest in east Levy County. Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Ludie Bond said the flames continue to burn despite several inches of rain last night. “We were very thankful for the few inches of rain we did receive throughout …

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Air Pollution in Alachua County

Alachua County’s air quality is ranked among the lowest in Florida according to a report just released by the American Lung Association. The report showed air quality has remained at an unhealthy level, despite many cities showing improvements in air quality. Alachua County Environmental Protection Director Chris Bird says there …

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Storms create need for blood donations

The images of the damage from tornadoes in Georgia, Alabama and other southern states have moved people to find ways of helping those affected. One major need is the blood supply in Alabama. LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, in a news release, said there is a critical need for blood donations. …

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President plans visit to tornado ravaged South

President Barack Obama will travel to those areas hit hardest by a wave of tornadoes yesterday. White House officials say Obama will visit Alabama on Friday and also meet Alabama Governor Robert Bentley. More than 200 are dead in five states from the deadliest tornadoes in nearly 40 years.

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UF law professor says BP is filing lawsuits to share the blame

BP is filing several lawsuits against several partners, including Transocean, Halliburton and Cameron International. The claims come at the one-year anniversary of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the gulf of Mexico, and the subsequent oil spill which became the worst in U.S. history. Chris Peralta spoke …

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