Some of the emerging trends in Wakulla County are gardening, buying at farmers markets and preserving food. There seems to be many explanations for the interest surge, some of which include better control over the foods ... READ MORE
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Red imported fire ant invasions around the globe in recent years can now be traced to the southern U.S., where the nuisance insect gained a foothold in the 1930s, ... READ MORE
Why Use Your Ceiling Fans?
I am somewhat of a newcomer to ceiling fans; for in the Midwest, where I spent most of my life, they were considered more an option in homes. In Florida they are a necessary appliance. Each time I return to Kansas ... READ MORE
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Over the past two decades, Florida cattle ranchers have spent as much as $16 million a year doing battle with an invasive weed called tropical soda apple, known ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Tiny threatened shorebirds on Florida’s west coast not only survive hurricanes, they seem to benefit from the storms’ aftereffects, according to new research findings that contradict conventional wisdom.
The findings ... READ MORE
Topic Free Cleaning Alternatives
Do you believe that the best way to learn is to teach????? I am hired to be a teacher but I believe that in the 16 years that I have been affiliated with the Kansas and Florida Cooperative Extension Services, ... READ MORE
Wow! What Did We Do Before Bottled Water????
Does my timing to Florida as my permanent residence correspond to the introduction of bottled water into our society or are Floridians just more prone to littering than Kansans? I can’t believe ... READ MORE
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- For hundreds of years, farmers in Brazil’s Amazon Basin have hunted through dense jungles for what is called “terra preta” -- mysterious plots of super-fertile black ... READ MORE
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- In 1995, conservation managers made a desperate bid to save the Florida panther from extinction and released eight female pumas ... READ MORE
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- In what researchers say is one of the most direct illustrations of global climate change’s impact on animals, a new study shows that longer summers and milder winters ... READ MORE