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UF experts assist statewide clean marina program

Published: Jun 28th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida boaters with an environmental conscience now can look for marinas with the equivalent of the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval, thanks to a new state program.

UF survey: tax refund promise boosts consumer confidence

Published: Jun 27th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence in Florida increased two points this month, most likely reflecting high spirits over the recent news of income tax refunds, University of Florida economists said today.

UF research: remote amazon region has highest diversity of mammals

Published: Jun 26th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Like much of the Amazon, the rainforests of northeastern Peru are home to a rich variety of animals.

UF entomologist identifies exotic new termite in South Florida

Published: Jun 21st, 2001

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Add an exotic new termite to the growing list of invasive pests gnawing their way across Florida.

New use for old tires: grind them up and toss them on athletic fields

Published: Jun 18th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If anyone is wondering what to do with millions of recalled Firestone tires, a University of Florida researcher has a suggestion: Grind them up and spread them on athletic fields and golf courses.

Florida researchers launch first excavation of black Seminole town

Florida researchers launch first excavation of black Seminole town

Published: Jun 14th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The first ever excavation of a black Seminole town is under way in Central Florida and may unearth how the runaway slaves actually lived within the embattled Seminole Indian nation, says a University of Florida researcher.

UF researcher: rural residents less apt to seek Alzheimer’s care from family doctors

Published: Jun 13th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — People who live in rural areas rely on their family doctors for everything from delivering babies to dealing with heart trouble and fixing broken bones.

UF study: divorce can be conversation stopper or subject of gaffes

Published: Jun 12th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Breaking up is hard to do when the divorced person must endure to rude remarks and flippant observations, says a University of Florida researcher whose own marriage break-up led her to study the subject.

Older blacks face higher disability risk, UF study shows

Published: Jun 11th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The golden years are more likely to be tarnished for black Americans, who face a higher risk of disabilities than their Latino and white counterparts, a University of Florida study shows.

New UF peach variety has strange shape and sweet taste

Published: Jun 8th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s a UFO, but it’s not unidentified