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New Volunteer Corps Aims At Conserving Wildlife Habitat

Published: Dec 29th, 1997

GAINESVILLE—The people in University of Florida conservationist Will Sheftall’s class have one thing in common: They want to be good neighbors.

A Weed Is A Weed Is A Weed, Unless It’s Mistletoe, UF Professor Says

Published: Dec 12th, 1997

GAINESVILLE—Before you enlist the help of mistletoe to land some smooches this holiday season, there’s something University of Florida horticulturist Robert Black wants you to know.

UF Researcher Designs Pill To Control Mosquitoes

Published: Dec 2nd, 1997

VERO BEACH—Dov Borovsky wants to put mosquitoes on a diet.

UF/UC Researchers Design Fusion Reactor To Power The Future

Published: Nov 20th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — Researchers at the University of Florida and University of California, Irvine, have designed a fusion reactor that will produce electricity twice as efficiently as a traditional coal-burning power plant and, unlike nuclear power plants, will involve no radioactive fuels or byproducts.

El Niño Forecasting Model Could Save Millions In Energy Costs

Published: Nov 18th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — A computerized forecasting model designed to predict more accurately the financial impact of El Niño weather patterns could save millions of dollars in energy costs in affected countries, including the United States, says a University of Florida professor who helped create the model.

Can Trees And Bushes Help Stop Terrorist Acts? UF Students Say Yes

Published: Nov 14th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — A group of University of Florida students is helping the Department of Defense see if such seemingly unlikely things as landscaping and street design can help protect a military installation in the midst of a tourist mecca from a terrorist bomb blast.

Old Tourist Attraction Gets New Life As Botanical Garden With Help From UF

Published: Nov 12th, 1997

VERO BEACH—There was a time when people came to Florida to see botanical wonders rather than those made by man.

UF Researchers Seeking To Make Building Materials More Earth-Friendly

Published: Nov 6th, 1997

GAINESVILLE — Roofing shingles, gypsum board and concrete blocks could join newsprint, milk jugs and aluminum cans in the recycling bin and may help the construction industry save money in the process, say researchers at the University of Florida.

Ghost Ants Can Be More Trick Than Treat For Homeowners

Published: Oct 29th, 1997

GAINESVILLE— Florida homeowners may be haunted by more than the usual ghouls and goblins this time of year as ghost ants show up in kitchens in search of a sweet treat.

State Officials Fear Imorted Animals Might Introduce Deadly Tick-Borne Livestock Disease

Published: Oct 20th, 1997

GAINESVILLE—A University of Florida professor and the state veterinarian say large African tortoise ticks found on imported reptiles in Florida could carry and spread heartwater, an exotic disease that kills livestock and wildlife.