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A new angle on flowers: fish are players in pollination

A new angle on flowers: fish are players in pollination

Published: Oct 5th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Flowering plants near ponds may owe their pollination not only to the winged creatures of the air, but also to the finned ones of the deep.

New University of Florida program helps developers build environmentally friendly communities

New University of Florida program helps developers build environmentally friendly communities

Published: Oct 4th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As the boom in residential construction alters the landscape and boosts demand for energy and water, a new University of Florida program is helping developers build communities that protect the environment while maintaining the economic benefits of growth.

Polar bears hold key to understanding health risk of environmental pollutants

Published: Sep 29th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Polar bears and people, at the chilly top of the Arctic’s food chain, risk consuming a smorgasbord of industrial pollutants that have seeped into their habitat and pose potential health hazards.

Fewer biting midges expected this fall, thanks to summer rains, says UF expert

Fewer biting midges expected this fall, thanks to summer rains, says UF expert

Published: Sep 29th, 2005

VERO BEACH, Fla. — Tiny, blood-sucking flies that plague Florida’s coastline should be less common this fall, thanks to summer rains that flooded areas where the pests breed, says a University of Florida expert.

Office of Sustainability to preserve UF campus for future generations

Published: Sep 21st, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To meet the needs of today’s University of Florida community without compromising its future generations of students, faculty and staff, UF has announced it will open an Office of Sustainability.

Researcher: Toxic flood lifts lid on common urban pollution problem

Published: Sep 19th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Broken sewers, flooded industrial plants and dead bodies are all likely to blame for poisoning the waters being drained from New Orleans. But the water – and […]

Stucco may have been wrongly blamed for some leaky homes, says UF researcher

Stucco may have been wrongly blamed for some leaky homes, says UF researcher

Published: Sep 15th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Stucco, a cement-based product used to coat buildings, may have been wrongly blamed for causing at least some of the leaks that struck thousands of Central Florida homes during the 2004 hurricane season, says a University of Florida expert investigating stucco’s water resistance.

Private marinas disappearing but public efforts could ease problem, says UF researcher

Private marinas disappearing but public efforts could ease problem, says UF researcher

Published: Aug 18th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Along the nation’s coastlines, marinas are being replaced by high-priced residential and commercial developments, a trend that leaves increasing numbers of boat owners high and dry, unable to access marine waters.

Displaced gopher tortoises might survive on islands, say UF researchers

Displaced gopher tortoises might survive on islands, say UF researchers

Published: Aug 4th, 2005

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — The gopher tortoise, a burrowing reptile unique to the U.S. Southeast, is gradually disappearing because the dry, sandy upland where it commonly dwells is ideal for development. But University of Florida researchers say the tortoise’s ability to survive in coastal areas may be one key to future preservation efforts.

Study shows big game hunters, not climate change, killed off sloths

Study shows big game hunters, not climate change, killed off sloths

Published: Aug 3rd, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Prehistoric big game hunters and not the last ice age are the likely culprits in the extinction of giant ground sloths and other North American great mammals such as mammoths, mastodons and saber-toothed tigers, says a University of Florida researcher.