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Mystery bird deaths diagnosed in Gainesville

Workers with the Florida wildlife conservation commission in Gainesville have been examining hundreds of birds which were found dead on florida’s atltantic coast.  Wildlife biologist Dan Wolf spoke with WUFT-FM’s Danny Gibble about the cause of the bird’s demise. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/07/WOLFfp.mp3|titles=WOLFfp]

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No wake zone on Suwannee River

Water levels in north Florida rivers are still rising as rainfall from Tropical Storm Debby drains into rivers and tributaries.  WUFT-FM’s Denise Toledo has details on the latest river impacted–a stretch of the Suwannee River.  She talked with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Karen Parker about the idle-speed, …

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Speed restrictions on Santa Fe River

Water levels are way up on the Santa Fe River, and that’s led the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to impose some boating speed restrictions.  A 32 mile stretch of the river from O’Leno State Park to where the were Santa Fe meets the Suwannee is now under an …

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Environmental officials look for sinkholes in Debby’s wake

Sinkholes are a natural and common geological feature for North Central Florida, but their numbers have quickly increased after heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Debby. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Denardo reports how and where these sinkholes are forming, and what people can do to fix them. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPSinkholeWRAP.mp3]

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Alachua County asks for public’s help on reporting sinkholes

The Alachua County Environmental Protection Department is encouraging residents to quickly report any newly spotted or potential sinkholes. County officials say the sooner they learn of problems, then the faster they can make repairs.  They say with the extreme drought experienced in the past few years, there is increased risk of sinkhole formation as …

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Every storm provides a lesson for Floridians

The 2012 hurricane season kicked off less than a month ago and already North Central Florida is experiencing the effects of its second tropical storm. Tropical Storm Beryl caused minimal damage but taught emergency managers how to prepare for the season. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith reports Tropical Storm …

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