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Manatees Struggle With Florida’s Recent Freezes

One of Florida’s most endangered species is coming out of last month’s cold snap very hard hit. Hundreds of manatees died across the state as temperatures dipped below freezing for several days straight. As Vic Micolucci reports, recently a team of researchers, veterinarians and biologists took a closer look at …

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Residents and Researchers Gear Up For a Springs Rally in Tally

Pollution and human misuse threaten North Central Florida Springs, and Marion County residents want their voices to be heard. As Jessica Gable reports, a group of citizens and researchers will travel to Tallahassee on Tuesday to talk to policymakers about the need for action. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/tallyrally.mp3]

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Gainesville Boasts First Zero Energy Home

From the ceiling fans to the garage door, everything in a new Gainesville home will be run on energy that comes from solar panels on the roof of the home. Gainesville is the first city in Florida to build a completely energy efficient home. WUFT-FM’s Kaitlyn Ash takes us on …

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Whooping Cranes Fly Over the Dunnellon Airport

A large crowd gathered at the Dunnellon Airport Tuesday morning to see one of the newest flocks of whooping cranes on their first migration to Florida. As Vic Micolucci reports, the latest trip is being considered a success by the team of experts working as part of Operation Migration. This …

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Cabbage Growers Take A Hit From Freeze

By Lynsey Saunders – WUFT-FM Crops all over the Florida peninsula have succumbed to the cold weather. Cabbage grown in Putnam County has taken a beating from the frigid temperatures this past week. WUFT-FM’s Lynsey Saunders reports how many growers near Hastings are reporting significant losses. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/cabbage-freeze.mp3]

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