On June 27th, environmental leaders from leading sporting programs across the country came together for the annual Green Sports Alliance Summit. The event took place at the Golden One Center, the world’s first LEED Platinum sporting venue, in… Read More
Category: Natural Resources
Enhancing and protecting water quality, water quantity, and water supply are high-priorities of the UF/IFAS Cooperative Extension Service. This is because water plays a critical role in sustaining Florida’s environment and economic vitality, which are keys to a high quality of life. Florida must enhance and protect its domestic water supply while also meeting the water requirements of agriculture, horticulture, tourism, and industry, as well as the state’s 20 million inhabitants and its natural systems, all without placing undue pressure on a finite resource.
By Ricky Telg GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Data about the safety and health of agricultural, forestry and fisheries workers in Florida is severely outdated, according to the director of a newly formed agricultural health and safety center, and is… Read More
Water use and conservation are important subjects for youth nationwide. By demonstrating the actual average quantity of water use per person, youth can fully appreciate the scale of residential water use.The objective of this game is to effectively… Read More
Compost is happening in Sarasota County. The UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County composting program is using the power of sports to influence change. The composting team set up 42 composting bins at the June 9-11 USRowing Youth National Championships, at Nathan… Read More
The natural resources programs from UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas and Polk Counties are pleased to announce that the Wildlife Wednesday Webinar series for 2017 will take place on Wednesdays June – November, 2017. The webinars are from 12:15 PM –… Read More
Even the best prevention efforts cannot stop all invasive species but Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR) is a critical second defense against the establishment of new invasive species populations. EDRR increases the likelihood that localized invasive populations will… Read More
Q and A: I am concerned about mistaking the Florida Bobcat for the Florida Panther. Could you enlighten your readers?
from J.C., via eMail Answer: The bobcat (Felis rufus) is found from southern Canada, throughout the United States, and to the higher elevations of southeastern Mexico. In Florida, the bobcat occurs statewide. A solitary, mostly nocturnal creature, the bobcat… Read More
Q and A: I have heard that there is a type of mosquito that is an indicator for poor water quality. What are these mosquitoes called and do they exist in this area?
from C.R., Bonita Springs Answer: Blind mosquitoes, also known as aquatic midges, are mosquito-like insects often associated with poor water quality. Blind mosquito is a common name that may refer to various species of midges. One thing to… Read More
Every few years, a parasite commonly referred to as Brain-Eating Amoeba starts to attract attention for its sudden and often fatal impact on humans. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only three of the 138… Read More