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Look out for swarming termites

The months of February and March brought cooler weather and a hotbed of growth for damaging pests. And as Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Marc Whiteman reports, in the upcoming months, people might get even more pests. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/termiteswarmswrap.mp3]

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Busy hurricane season expected

Although several hurricanes formed in the Atlantic, none hit the United States. The upcoming season may be different. Meteorologists say 2011 may be an active year for hurricanes. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT FM’s Juliza Monterroso reports 15 total storms are predicted for this year. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/HurricaneOutlookWrap.mp3]

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Severe weather caused a few headaches in North Central Florida

Cleanup has begun across the state after severe weather early this morning caused traffic delays, downed power lines and knocked over trees. Spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Transportation, Gina Busscher says storm debris caused several traffic delays. Law enforcement officers responded to several intersections where traffic lights were out. …

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The Moon may appear larger and brighter on Saturday

Stargazers may notice a difference in the moon this Saturday. Not only will the moon appear in its full phase, but it will also make its closest approach to Earth in 18 years. Assistant Scientist of the Astronomy Department at the University of Florida, Francisco Reyes, says viewers may notice …

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Recent rainfall was welcome, but wasn’t enough

The state of Florida has seen some of the driest conditions in history this year. The recent rain storms have been short-lived. Water management officials say what the state really needs are the longer soaking rain storms. Randy Smith with the South Florida Water Management District says Lake Okeechobee is …

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Cold weather reflections of winter wardrobes

Florida has experienced a very cold winter so far with the kind of weather that makes residents of the Sunshine State question whether they really do live in a subtropical climate. Commentator Shelley Fraser Mickle says all the cold, cold days have had her remembering her favorite ugly winter coat. …

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Cold weather poses additional threats for endangered manatees

From the beginning of the year until December fifth, there were 699 documented manatee carcasses found in state waters. The “cold stress” accounts for 244 of those documented manatee deaths. So, now that Florida is in the thick of the cold weather, what are biologists doing to help? Florida’s 89.1, …

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