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Politics & Oil

When disasters like Hurricane Katrina or September 11th strike, the public usually looks for a leader to help guide them and take charge. The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is no exception. Florida’s gubernatorial and U.S. senate candidates are responding to BP executives and pushing for amendments to …

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Making Green By Going Green

The US Senate is pushing a clean energy bill this week called the “American Power Act”. The new bill is designed to help Americans develop clean energy resources, reduce the dependence on foreign oil, and create new jobs in the energy sector among other incentives. John Ferrari is President and …

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Gators Learn About Going Green

Green gators packed the Plaza of the Americas on Wednesday to learn about what UF is doing to become more sustainable and to learn about how they could participate in the “going green” movement. It was all a part of the University of Florida’s Office of Sustainability’s Campus Earth Day …

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Turning Horse Manure Into Fuel

Ocala hosted the unveiling of an innovative bio-energy system (on February 22nd) that makes better use of raw waste. A group is creating new means of energy starting with animal manure. As WUFT’s Lauren Walters reports, this initiative will make bio-energy more obtainable than ever before. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/manure.mp3]

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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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