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UF Researcher Says New Variety Of Mosquito Is Mild-Mannered

Published: Aug 10th, 2000

VERO BEACH—University of Florida entomologist George O’Meara has discovered a new variety of mosquito.

UF Engineer: New Method Predicts Severity Of Hurricane-Driven Waves

Published: Aug 9th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As Hurricane Alberto churns in the open Atlantic, a University of Florida coastal engineering professor says he has developed a new method to more accurately estimate the severity of waves near shore during hurricanes.

UF-Developed Paper Recycling Method Could Benefit Forests, Industry

UF-Developed Paper Recycling Method Could Benefit Forests, Industry

Published: Jul 28th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An ink-removal technique developed by University of Florida researchers opens the door for paper plants to save trees and enhance profits by recycling more types of paper more cheaply than possible with current methods.

Off-Limits Fishing Areas Protect Lobsters In Florida Keys

Published: Jul 24th, 2000

KEY WEST — New results from an ongoing study show marine reserves — sections of ocean off-limits to harvesting of all sea life — are effective at protecting Florida’s spiny lobster, allowing the tasty crustaceans to grow larger and reproduce at a greater rate, according to a University of Florida scientist.

Proposed Trade With Cuba Shows Little Benefit To Florida Agriculture

Published: Jul 13th, 2000

GAINESVILLE—Pending congressional legislation allowing sales of food and medicine to Cuba could be the first step toward a $1 billion-a-year agricultural export market for the United States, says a University of Florida trade analyst.

Tree Ordinances Protect Canopy, Lower A/C Bills, UF Study Shows

Published: Jul 6th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Municipal ordinances are a good way to preserve urban tree canopies and likely lower city residents’ summer electricity bills, a University of Florida study suggests.

Toxic Algae Possible Cause Of Increased Gator Deaths In Lake Griffin

Published: Jun 21st, 2000

LEESBURG — A toxic strain of blue-green algae may be involved in the skyrocketing number of alligator deaths in Lake Griffin during the past two years, say state officials and University of Florida researchers.

UF Shrimp School Works To Improve Quality And Safety For Consumers And Industry

Published: Jun 15th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—With 75 percent of the shrimp in the United States now coming from other countries, seafood inspectors are working harder than ever to ensure the catch that lands on consumers’ plates is up to snuff.

Grass From Africa May Help Drought-weary Homeowners

Published: Jun 9th, 2000

GAINESVILLE — With drought conditions forecast to continue over much of the nation, many homeowners under water restrictions have little choice but to watch their lawns wither under the unrelenting sunshine.

UF Research: Antarctic Ice Sheet Unstable In Past Warming Periods

Published: Jun 8th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A research team led by University of Florida geologists is the first to find evidence that parts of the Antarctic ice sheet have undergone episodes of massive instability that appear to correspond with periods of unusually warm temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere during the last ice age.