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Aid available for farmers, ranchers to conserve natural resources

Agriculture equipment operators work in a field. [CREDIT: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture]

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a Nov. 20 deadline to apply for the Environmental Quality Icentives Program (EQIP), a federal effort to encourage environmentally friendly agricultural practices. Information was disseminated in a news release, as follows:… Read More

Early leak detection saves water and money

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A startling statistic from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that leaks account for 12% of indoor water use. In the United States, an average household wastes 10,000 gallons of water on leaks annually. You could run your… Read More

The ins and outs of electric vehicles

Happy National Drive Electric Week! National Drive Electric week is a celebration to raise awareness of the wonderful benefits of electric vehicles. They can help you save money, reduce your impact on the environment and dependence on foreign… Read More

Free online water conservation course

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The Importance of Online Education Being an earth-conscious, environmentally-friendly individual takes a lot of research and work. Knowing when and how to save resources does not always come intuitively. Especially in our current circumstances, finding the time to… Read More

Explore Your World backpack: from neighborhood to nature

Introducing the Explore Your World backpack! The Explore Your World backpack kit is one of three backpacks designed by UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County in partnership with Sarasota County Libraries. It is designed to help explorers of all ages… Read More

New research brings to light a novel threat to our native species

Giant invasive snakes: The problem with invasive species By now, we have all heard of the giant invasive snakes, such as the Burmese pythons now found in Everglades National Park. Like many animal species that become invasive, these… Read More

COVID-19 and climate change

How do COVID-19 and climate change relate? This year, billions of people across the globe went into self-quarantine to avoid COVID -19. People stopped driving to work, businesses shut down, and international borders closed. All of these activities… Read More