A construction landfill in Archer faces another hazardous waste violation after 36 years of business

Since 1987, Watson C&D, a company that operates a construction landfill in Archer, hasn’t passed Alachua County inspections. In August, the latest violation included oil leaks on the ground from a fuel storage container, which can contaminate the groundwater, according to an inspection report. The inspections are completed every 24 …

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Feds consider listing manatees as endangered

Federal wildlife officials will consider whether manatees should be classified as an endangered species, pointing to issues such as a loss of seagrass that serves as a key food source for the animals. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday issued a document that said the agency will conduct …

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From heat-tolerant cattle to racial inequality, Gainesville leaders search for solutions at climate change summit

While climate change is a global challenge, Alachua County residents also have a role to play. About 70 people spent part of their weekend at a Gainesville church to talk about climate threats and responses, with recent extreme weather events like Hurricane Idalia fresh on their minds. Jacqueline Patterson, longtime …

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