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Sturgeon and safety gear: keys to safe boating

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is warning area boater to be aware for more than just mechanical problems. FWC Officer Jeffrey Summers says there were two more unconfirmed incidents involving jumping sturgeon this week, one resulting in minor injury. “We’ve had three accidents this season with those things …

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White nose syndrome devastates bat population

Hibernating bats are facing a growing epidemic of what’s known as white-nose bat syndrome—a fungus that clings to the facial fur on bats, causing them to wake up early. As WUFT-FM’s Brittany Wienke reports, this syndrome has economic consequences, though Florida seems to be safe [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/BATWRAP.mp3]

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Despite recent rainfall, the Honey Prairie Fire roars on

Although a storm brought some moisture this weekend, officials monitoring the Honey Prairie fire say it wasn’t enough to dampen the dry conditions. WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Brown spoke with Georgia Forestry Commission Spokesman, Eric Mosley about where the fire is heading and how to be fire wise around your home in …

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UF offers sustainability major

The University of Florida is offering a brand new major to students. The new Sustainability Studies” major will allow students the chance to study the humanities, social and natural sciences in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Political Science Professor Les Thiele is the director of the major. Thiele …

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Honey Prairie Fire has crossed into Florida

The Honey Prairie fire continues to eat its way through the Okefenokee wilderness. Since its start the fire has consumed more than 81,000 acres. Okefenokee Supervisory Refuge Ranger, Art Webster says forestry officials and firefighters have taken many measures to try and stop the fire, and they hope to keep …

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