Category Environment

Survey: Floridians want to learn about endangered animals

This story was originally published on page 4 of the Alligator.

Katy Taggart went to Kenya last summer on a wildlife ecology trip and decided to create a UF club.

With her friend Chelsea Weiner, she made the Endangered Species Action Club, or Gators ENACT. Its purpose is to educate people about endangered species, the UF animal science senior said. According to a UF survey, Floridians want just that: to be informed.


Tree experts: UF golf course pines don’t need to be chopped

This story was originally published on page 8 of the Alligator.

The loblolly pines in the Bat House Woods conservation area are surrounded by smaller trees, shrubs, critters and a growing army of support.

UF originally planned to cut down nine of the mature pines to allow more light to filter onto the UF golf course’s seventh green, which borders the trees’ home in the conservation area. UF announced on June 11 it put the tree-removal process on hold, saying the almost-century-old trees would first be evaluated for disease.

For now, they stand: UF halts removal of nine mature pine trees

This story was originally published on page 1 of the Alligator.

“The Lorax” sits on Kim Tanzer’s coffee table.

She reads Dr. Seuss’ environmental call to action, aloud: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

Resident responds to tree removal at UF bat house

This story was originally published on page 1 of the Alligator.

These trees stand apart from the others.

Despite being encircled in a jungle of smaller trees, shrubs and vines, about 20 pines tower over the UF Bat House Woods Conservation Area.

2014 was the hottest year on record globally; students, faculty call for better climate change education

This story was originally published on page 5 of the Alligator.

The average global temperature in 2014 was the highest it’s been since records started in 1880 while Florida’s overall temperature dipped down.

Cedar Key School’s Future Farmers of America chapter fights local hunger

This story was originally published on WUFT’s website.

With a garden planted inside a PVC pipe, a smattering of produce throughout the playground and vegetables between the library and science buildings, Cedar Key School is overrun by food, which is just what the students want.