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County Fertilizer Ordinance in Effect, Local Landscaping Professionals Speak Up

Local lawns might not look as green this fall due to an updated Alachua County fertilizer ordinance, and lawn care companies are starting to feel the effects. The amended ordinance, which took effect on Oct. 1, implemented a seasonal ban on the use of fertilizers containing nitrogen – a main …

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Virtual Reality “DREAMS” Helps Patients Cope In ICU

The Digital Rehabilitation Environment-Altering Medical System uses VR headsets and noise-canceling headphones to transport intensive care unit patients to remote beaches and hillsides, said Suvajdzic, a game designer and associate director at UF’s Digital Worlds Institute. There, they undergo guided meditation. 

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‘Lift That Nest Up’: Florida’s Endangered Birds Threatened By Floods

By Brendan Rivers Sea level rise and other effects of climate change are now adding to the list of challenges facing some of Florida’s smallest residents: rare birds. On the St. Marys River in Northeast Florida, just a stone’s throw from the Georgia border in Yulee, the nonprofit White Oak Conservation Foundation is breeding and researching wildlife. You were introduced to some of its residents if you watched the last season of Game of Thrones — though you wouldn’t have

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