Published: September 30 2014
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Floridians’ consumer sentiment this month reached its highest level since before the Great Recession began and after it ended, according to a monthly University of Florida survey. The index inched up one point from August to 83 – a level not seen since April 2007.
Published: September 23 2014
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A record number of American crocodile hatchlings have been counted in the Everglades National Park this summer -- a positive development for the threatened species, University of Florida scientists say.
Published: September 18 2014
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida researchers are turning to the old-fashioned method of steaming to help treat citrus greening, a disease devastating citrus trees throughout Florida.
Published: September 16 2014
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Oil residue remained in the Gulf of Mexico two years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, according to a study headed by a University of Florida professor.
Published: September 9 2014
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Recreational anglers who normally fish in the Gulf of Mexico lost up to $585 million from lost fishing opportunities in the year of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and could be entitled to compensation, according to a new University of Florida study.
Published: September 3 2014
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A University of Florida-led research team’s development of a tracking system could change the way companies ship fresh fruits and vegetables, letting them know which produce is closest to expiration and providing consumers the freshest products available.
Published: August 26 2014
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Consumer sentiment among Floridians remained flat at a post-recession high of 82 for the third consecutive month in August, according to a University of Florida survey.
Published: August 18 2014
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Floridians would likely support a 1 percent sales tax bump to prevent and eradicate disruptive invasive species, a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences public opinion survey shows.
Published: August 13 2014
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Foundation today announced a second gift of $1.5 million from the Coca-Cola Co. in support of long-term research aimed at preventing a widespread disease that affects crops in Florida’s $9 billion citrus industry.
Published: August 5 2014
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Taste trumps health benefits for blueberry buyers, sending a strong message that fruit consumers value flavor most, new University of Florida research shows.
Published: July 31 2014
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A two-year panther study at two southwest Florida cattle ranches shows that the endangered cats attack and kill calves, but how often that happens can vary greatly by location and landscape.
Published: July 29 2014
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians rose two points in July to 84, hitting another post-recession high for a second consecutive month, according to a new University of Florida survey.
Published: July 28 2014
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A small, slow moving resident who enjoys a vegetative diet and keeps things tidy may be the overlooked player in public debates over Florida’s ailing freshwater springs, University of Florida researchers say.
Published: July 23 2014
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The variety and abundance of plants, animals and insects in a given area define its environmental health. Each plays a critical part, and imbalances can lead to catastrophe — not only for the species but also for humans.
Published: July 21 2014
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The nation’s oldest city has a big birthday coming up, and the University of Florida is helping to prepare St. Augustine for the party.
Published: July 21 2014
GAINESVILLE --- In its first dozen years of operation, the University of Florida’s Tech Connect program has helped launch 157 technology-based startup companies that in turn generated more than $1 billion in private funding, $530 million in public funding and 2,000 new jobs, according to a report released today.
Published: July 9 2014
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- It’s just math: The longer a mosquito lives, the better its odds of transmitting disease to humans or animals.
Published: June 24 2014
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer sentiment among Floridians rose to a post-recession high in June, climbing four points to 82, according to a new University of Florida survey.
Published: June 9 2014
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- That orange you’re enjoying may have been grown in Florida, but its deepest ancestral roots stretch back more than 5 million years, all the way to two wild citrus species from Southeast Asia.
Published: June 5 2014
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Research cameras trained on the nests of Florida reptiles have caught giant, invasive lizards in the act of pilfering eggs – making them a potential threat to native turtles, alligators and crocodiles.