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Land Use

The occupation or reservation of land or water area for any human activity or any defined purpose. It also includes use of the air space above the land or water.

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Carbon markets

An arena for carbon dioxide emissions trading, i.e. the buying and selling of emission allowances (credits or shares) and emission reductions for metric tons of carbon dioxide, or its equivalent in other greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere.

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UF researchers to lead project on deforestation and expanding cities in Ghana

Raychel RabonSeptember 27th, 2019Deforestation has significantly impacted West Africa for several decades and Ghana is still experiencing pressures from an increasing population in urban areas. The challenge of identifying land cover change drivers due to the complex interactions among human and natural systems hinders effective land use planning. Researchers at the University of Florida (UF) are working with […]

CIVIC: Community Voices Informed Choices

Brenda Marty-JimenezApril 1st, 2019What is CIVIC and how does it relate to community resource development in Broward County? CIVIC is UF/IFAS Extension community development programming and the acronym stands for: Community Voices Informed Choices. It is a UF/IFAS Extension initiative that builds capacity for communities to work toward enhanced quality of life leading to solutions directed at local […]