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UF toxicology lab to assess effects of pollutants on sharks

Published: Sep 27th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sending commonly prescribed medications down the drain may be taking a bite out of the environment — at least when it comes to shark habitat, University of Florida veterinary scientists say.

Long-term artificial reef project may break grouper ‘bottleneck,’ UF researcher says

Published: Sep 10th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — One of the country’s biggest and longest-running artificial reef research projects is about to widen its scope, and the payoff could be healthier grouper in the Gulf of Mexico, a University of Florida researcher says.

Jatropha tree could be a biodiesel boon for Florida farmers, UF researcher says

Published: Aug 29th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Growing plants for fuel might be an engine-revving idea for some South Florida farmers who feel their crops have stalled, a University of Florida researcher says.

Arsenic imports for lumber plunge; UF Center sets sights on disposal

Published: Aug 22nd, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s a success story so far – but the end has yet to be written.

Largest butterfly in Western Hemisphere needs help to avoid extinction, UF experts say

Largest butterfly in Western Hemisphere needs help to avoid extinction, UF experts say

Published: Aug 9th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Homerus swallowtail is the Western Hemisphere’s largest butterfly, but University of Florida researchers say its numbers are so small that conservation and captive breeding efforts are needed to save the insect, found only in two parts of Jamaica.

Aggressive weed becoming a menace worse than kudzu, UF researcher says

Published: Jul 5th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — And you thought kudzu was bad.

UF survey: Most boaters speed through manatee conservation zones

Published: Jul 3rd, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Caring but careless boaters are the greatest threat to Florida’s manatees, according to a new University of Florida study that caught more than half of boat drivers speeding through conservation zones despite their professed support for the endangered animals.

UF to release parasitic fly to combat “evil weevil” destroying native bromeliads

UF to release parasitic fly to combat “evil weevil” destroying native bromeliads

Published: Jun 28th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, FLA — The free ride is almost over for the “evil weevil” destroying Florida’s native bromeliads.

UF geographer: New tools to forecast hurricane rainfall inland

Published: Jun 19th, 2007

Video| Audio GAINESVILLE, Fla. — All eyes are on where hurricanes make landfall, but the massive storms actually cause the most deaths inland, where severe flooding often surprises residents. Now, […]

Invasive Cuban tree frogs threaten native wildlife, damage utilities, says UF expert

Invasive Cuban tree frogs threaten native wildlife, damage utilities, says UF expert

Published: Jun 12th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — North Florida residents accustomed to tiny tree frogs may feel jumpy – a giant Cuban species has colonized half the state and is moving north, a University of Florida expert says.