Environment

Beryl provides test run for hurricane season

Floridians are no strangers to handling big storms, but as Tropical Depression Beryl continues spinning north of the state, Floridians are breathing a sigh of relief for the much needed rain and minimal wind impact. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith reports, North Central Florida counties were well prepared for this …

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Algal bloom on Santa Fe River topic of forum tonight

Prior to Tropical Depression Beryl, the lack of rain was a major factor in an algal bloom in the Santa Fe River near High Springs. A public forum will be held tonight at Poe Springs Park providing tips and expert knowledge to residents on the most recent algal bloom. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi spoke with President of Our Santa Fe River Merrillee …

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The beginning of the end to Florida’s drought is near

[jwplayer config=”Wide-Player” file=”wuftnews/20120523-RainySeason.mp4″ html5_file=”http://fms01.jou.ufl.edu/wuftnews/20120523-RainySeason.mp4″ image=”http://static.ow.ly/photos/original/E9FS.jpg“] It would take a long-lasting, large-scale weather event, such as a tropical storm or hurricane, to bring a complete end to our year-long drought in North Central Florida.  However, an early start to the rainy season and near-normal summer rainfall could signal the beginning of …

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Healthy results from having a pet

People are always looking for a new way to live a healthy life. A new study has found that a furry friend may have the ability to improve your health. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Casey Liening has that story. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/LieningProjectfurryfriends.mp3]

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Hurricane forecasters encourage preparation

Hurricane forecasters, state officials, as well as disaster preparedness experts and exhibitors have gathered at the Broward County Convention in Fort Lauderdale this week.  They’re there to talk about the upcoming storm season at the Governor’s Annual Hurricane Conference.  Governor Rick Scott keynoted the conference on Wednesday by telling attendees …

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