Environment

Program encourages recycling in Hernando County

Hernando County is offering incentives to green-conscious residents in the community. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Veronica Vilar reports, the “Caught in the Act” awards program begins Monday (April 11th). [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/HernandoRecyclingProgramWrap.mp3]

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Energy Conservation Day in Alachua County

Sustainability and energy conservation were highlighted this morning at the Alachua County Health Department. The Second Annual Alachua County Energy Conservation Day focused on achieving a sustainable workplace and energy savings. Alachua County Manager Randall Reid says energy conservation is the critical issue of our day. “All that is transferrable …

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Manatees heading south

The U-S Fish and Wildlife Services staff has counted more than 120 manatees heading south to the Homosassa River last week. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT FM’s Natalie Beigel has more on manatee migration and boater safety. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Manatee Migration WRAP.mp3]

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Great American Clean-up gets local

The nation’s largest community clean-up effort gets underway in Alachua County tomorrow for the Great American Clean-up. Keep Alachua County Beautiful Executive Director, Mickie MacKenzie, says the effort is about more than just planting trees. “We can plant as many flowers as we want, but unless we have communities that …

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How safe are Florida’s nuclear reactors?

Florida Governor Rick Scott says Florida is ready in case a natural disaster affects one of the state’s 5 nuclear reactors. A review just completed by the Division of Emergency Management says frequent drills at the local, state and federal level keep everyone aware of the potential risks associated with …

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