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Certain Candles May Cause Health Risk And Cleaning Problems

Published: Dec 22nd, 1999

GAINESVILLE –This is the time of year when cinnamon and bayberry candles conjure memories of holidays past. Tapers and votives illuminate festive meals and religious ceremonies, and pillars provide a special holiday ambiance.

UF Center To Help Expand Construction Reuse And Recycling Industry

Published: Dec 9th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — With computers now standard tools in architecture and building construction, University of Florida researchers are creating software to help with the other end of the process: taking buildings apart.

UF Survey: Most Floridians Willing To Pay To Restore The Everglades

Published: Dec 3rd, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Although support varies depending on the cost of the remedies, most Floridians are willing to pay for restoring the Everglades to their original condition, a new University of Florida study shows.

For Endangered Butterfly, Golf Courses To Provide Essential Habitat

Published: Nov 30th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — University of Florida researchers have found an unusual ally in their efforts to re-create rare native habitat for an endangered butterfly in the Florida Keys: golf courses.

UF Research: Underground Rivers, Springs Not The “Pipes” They Appear

Published: Nov 23rd, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Rivers and streams in north Florida have a curious habit of disappearing into the ground, only to reemerge elsewhere, a result of the porous rock formations that lie not far beneath the ground.

Invasive Plant Lays Claim To Wild Areas Of South Florida

Published: Nov 12th, 1999

LOXAHATCHEE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE—An exotic vine that already covers 40,000 acres of South Florida wilderness is on the brink of an expansion that could make it the worst weed threat yet to Florida’s native plants, University of Florida researchers say.

Easily Overlooked, ‘Minor’ Invasive Plants Also A Big Problem

Published: Nov 12th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — With its deep green leaves and small blooms, white-flowered wandering jew is an attractive ground cover often seen in yards throughout Florida.

Spooky Owl Provides Natural Rodent Control For Farmers

Published: Oct 28th, 1999

BELLE GLADE—For the spooks that haunt the Everglades Agricultural Area, Halloween happens every night as they swoop through the skies above the sprawling sugar cane fields in search of treats.

As Yellow Jacket Population Peaks, So Does Danger Of Stings

Published: Oct 27th, 1999

GAINESVILLE—University of Florida researchers say yellow jacket season is at its peak and warn parents to be particularly careful about keeping children away from the territorial insects’ nests.

UF Research Ties Homosexual Behavior In Beetle To Evolution

Published: Oct 20th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — In a new hypothesis for a behavior observed in a number of species, two researchers say the process of natural selection may explain homosexual behavior in a beetle that preys on citrus in South Florida.