GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence fell eight points in February to 87, reflecting pessimism about higher gas prices and rising interest rates, which are beginning to hurt housing sales, refinancing and home equity loans, University of Florida economists report.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The spate of devastating hurricanes should not deter Florida’s population growth, which is expected to increase steadily over the next quarter century with the fastest growth occurring in metropolitan fringe areas, a new University of Florida study finds.
A tiny bug with a big appetite: UF researchers say scale insect attacks more than 300 species of plants
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Welcome to the bug-of-the-month club. Thanks to Florida’s balmy climate and popularity as a tourist destination, at least one new and unwanted insect pest hitchhikes its way into the state every month, according to University of Florida researchers.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Children living in the South are up to three times more likely to battle poor health and its consequences — including obesity, teen pregnancy and death — than those in all other regions of the United States, even if they receive the same medical care, a new University of Florida study reveals.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Assertive and even aggressive human behavior could explain why shark attacks worldwide dipped last year, continuing a five-year downward trend in close encounters with the oceanic predators, new University of Florida research suggests.