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Going green by going solar

By Stephanie Denardo – WUFT-FM Alachua County residents are showing great interest in making the community more sustainable and lower the costs of energy. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Denardo reports solar energy might be the answer to people’s energy needs. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/SolarWrapStephanieDenardo.mp3]

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Adena springs permit update

The St. Johns River Water Management District has yet to review a permit application from the Adena Springs Ranch in Marion County. Earlier in the year the operators of the planned grass fed cattle ranch submitted an application to be able to pump more than 13,000,000 gallons of water a …

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Columbia county mosquito spraying

Columbia County will undergo aerial mosquito spraying later this week.  The aftermath of Tropical Storm Debby has facilitated rapid breeding for mosquitos in the area. Columbia County Health Department Public Information Officer Harvey Campbell says mosquito spraying occurs annually no matter what [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/07/Camp2.mp3] In addition to the aerial spraying planned …

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Mosquitoes….pesky but important in nature

Swarms of mosquitoes are the latest hardship facing North Florida residents as they clean up after Tropical Storm Debby.  Now a mosquito spraying task force has been activated by the state to provide relief requested by several counties.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith reports there are researchers who make a living …

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Alligators on the move

Recent flooding and a rise in temperatures has alligators moving. A recent string of attacks within the last month has proven that. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FMs Liana Charles reports on the story of a Gainesville man who had a serious encounter with a huge “gator” and wrote a book about it and …

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“Ditch of Dreams” still controversial a century later

The health of Silver Springs and Silver River has been at the heart of recent debate over water permit requests in Marion County.  The Silver River which flows into the Ocklawaha River has also been a part of a century old debate. More than a 100 years ago early Spanish explorers and Florida businessmen …

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