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Holocaust memorial unveiled in Gainesville

Over the weekend the Gainesville community dedicated a tombstone memorial to the six million Jews killed during the Holocaust. As WUFT-FM’s Kara Van Hoose reports, organizers say the memorial has deep meaning for the Jewish community in North Central Florida. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/holocaustD.mp3]

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Questions remain over just how much oil remains in the Gulf

President Barack Obama brought his wife and one of his daughters to Panama City last weekend for a brief stay, to show off the region’s pristine beaches. But Gina Jordan reports there’s disagreement over how much of the oil remains in the environment because of BP’s blown out well. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/howmuchoil.mp3]

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U.S. Senator Bill Nelson listens to city and county officials and residents on the EPA plan to clean up the Cabot-Koppers Superfund site

U.S. Democratic Senator Bill Nelson met with elected leaders from Gainesville and Alachua County on Thursday afternoon to discuss the superfund plan for the contaminated Cabot-Koppers site in Northwest Gainesville. The Environmental Protection Agency has released a plan to clean up the 90-acre site, once used for wood treatment — …

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Remembering World War II

This summer marks 65 years since World War Two ended. An entire generation who holds the memories that made that war is disappearing every day. There are millions of men and women, those who weren’t the celebrities, who still remember details from their experiences. Kari Beckerman has the story of …

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BP oil spill, 100 days and counting

It’s been more than 100 days since the Deepwater Horizon blew up and sank to the bottom of the Gulf. Since then, an unlikely group has taken center stage – ocean researchers. Steve Newborn takes a look at the scientists behind the headlines. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/3science.mp3]

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Manatees remain at risk from underwater oil plumes

Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park currently serves as home to seven manatees. Park specialist, Susan Strawbridge says every manatee at the park has faced a life-threatening challenge. As WUFT’s Brittany Thompson reports, though BP has made progress stopping the oil well from gushing, manatees remain at risk from the oil …

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Saving sea turtles through relocation

Between 500 and 700 turtle nests across the Northwest gulf coast are being dug up and re-located in an effort to protect baby sea turtles in the path of the oil spill. Though the leaking well has been plugged, there is still a lot of crude floating and coming ashore. …

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What Wes Skiles taught Florida

Wes Skiles from High Springs was an internationally recognized underwater photographer and explorer. His death on Wednesday has shocked his friends and colleagues across the state. He was pronounced dead Wednesday afternoon after his body was found at the bottom of a reef off Palm Beach Coast while filming for …

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Remembering Wes Skiles

Renowned underwater photographer Wes Skiles has died. Skiles, from High Springs was pronounced dead Wednesday afternoon after his body was found at the bottom of a reef off Palm Beach Coast. Skiles, a freelance photographer for National Geographic also owned his own production company, Karst Productions and Karst Environmental Services. …

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Saving Florida sand

The Deepwater Horizon-BP oil spill is expected to impact Gulf Coast beaches for months or possibly years. As Sandra Averhart reports, with that in mind, officials are looking at cleanup methods and equipment that minimize the amount of sand that’s being carted off along with the oil. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/savingsand.mp3]

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