Published: Dec 12th, 2006
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A plant-destroying virus farmers call one of their worst enemies may soon be an ally in the fight against crop pests and mosquitoes, say University of Florida researchers.
Published: Dec 6th, 2006
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The German cockroach — one of the most common and hated household pests — is winning the war against some of the newest insecticides and baits, according […]
Published: Nov 30th, 2006
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Each day, Florida gains an average of 1,000 residents and loses more than 200 acres of forest—but University of Florida experts say rapid urbanization doesn’t doom the state to a treeless existence.
Published: Nov 16th, 2006
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Droughts and longer summers tied to global warming are causing more fires in the Earth’s vast northernmost forests, a phenomenon that will spew a steadily increasing amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
Published: Nov 14th, 2006
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Bedbugs are back, so University of Florida experts are helping revive an old method that makes it easier — and less expensive — for pest control operators to fight the blood-sucking insects.
Published: Oct 25th, 2006
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A bigger barnacle than Florida has seen before has made its way to the state’s east coast.
Published: Sep 28th, 2006
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The majestic live oak is losing its battle for survival to suburban sprawl and the encroachment of taller trees, a new University of Florida study finds.
Published: Aug 31st, 2006
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Wildlife corridors appear to support not only wildlife but also plants —especially the oft-threatened native variety.
Published: Aug 7th, 2006
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Palm trees on Florida’s west coast appear to be dying more rapidly than in previous years because of sea level rise tied to global warming.
Published: Aug 1st, 2006
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Scientists studying hydrothermal vents, those underwater geysers that are home to bizarre geological structures and unique marine species, have discovered something all too familiar: pollution.