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USGS Study Confirms U.S. Amphibian Populations Declining at Precipitous Rates (5/22/2013 4:59:00 PM)usgs.gov — CORVALLIS, Ore. - The first-ever estimate of how fast frogs, toads and salamanders in the United States are disappearing from their habitats reveals they are vanishing at an alarming and rapid rate. According to the study released today in the scientific journal PLOS ONE, even the species of amphibians presumed to be relatively stable and widespread are declining.
gainesville.com — Come July, bulldozers will start demolishing the Colonnade and the flight of offices overhead to make room for a $75 million, 100,000-square-foot, three-story addition that will connect the two iconic buildings that make up the heart of student life and activities at UF. Plans also include renovation of 20,000 square feet of existing space.
nytimes.com — AVON PARK, Fla. - Florida's citrus industry is grappling with the most serious threat in its history: a bacterial disease with no cure that has infected all 32 of the state's citrus-growing counties. Although the disease, citrus greening, was first spotted in Florida in 2005, this year's losses from it are by far the most extensive.
gainesville.com — On a sweltering, sticky North Central Florida afternoon, the inside of the air-conditioned hybrid bus is cool and comfortable. On this day, the bus picks up about 10 passengers during a single trip west along Southwest Second Avenue from downtown to campus. This is Gainesville Regional Transit System's Route 46 or, in local transit lingo, the UF-downtown circulator.
nytimes.com — FRESNO, Calif. - Lisa Beach endured two months of testing and paperwork before the student health office at her college approved a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Then, to get a prescription for Vyvanse, a standard treatment for A.D.H.D., she had to sign a formal contract - promising to submit to drug testing, to see a mental health professional every month and to not share the pills.
gainesville.com — Competition among independently owned bicycle shops in Gainesville is gearing up as a number of new shops have recently opened and relocated. And several of the bike shops are now concentrated in two areas of town. The intersection of Archer Road and 34th Street, for instance, is getting crowded.
jacksonville.com — @Mdixon55As Gov. Rick Scott made clear Thursday he was keeping an eye on earmarks in the budget, word began to circulate his office told agency budget staff to stop communicating with the Legislature until his priorities are addressed."Yes, we have heard those rumors," said Katie Betta, a spokeswoman for Senate President Don Gaetz.
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