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UF releases ornamental peanut plants for use as lawn, groundcover

UF releases ornamental peanut plants for use as lawn, groundcover

Published: Jun 29th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Homeowners tired of watering, fertilizing and mowing grass have a new low-maintenance lawn option — peanuts.

Three Florida Sea Grant rapid-response projects target oil spill’s effects on Gulf

Three Florida Sea Grant rapid-response projects target oil spill’s effects on Gulf

Published: Jun 23rd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As Floridians brace for more crude oil on the state’s coasts, University of Florida researchers are racing to complete several newly funded projects that will help assess the magnitude of damage done by the spill.

UF/IFAS study takes good look at largely unknown native pollinators

UF/IFAS study takes good look at largely unknown native pollinators

Published: Jun 21st, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Ask a regular Joe on the street what he knows about bees, and he’ll no doubt believe you to be talking about the kind brought to the […]

UF marine researchers rush to collect samples as oil threat grows

UF marine researchers rush to collect samples as oil threat grows

Published: Jun 17th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In a race against time, University of Florida marine researchers are hurrying to collect underwater marine algae samples in the Florida Keys while an ever-growing Gulf oil spill steadily migrates toward Florida, already reaching the Emerald Coast in the Panhandle.

Geologist: Fla. ridges’ mystery marine fossils tied to rising land, not seas

Published: Jun 1st, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sea level has not been as high as the distinctive ridges that run down the length of Florida for millions of years. Yet recently deposited marine fossils abound in the ridges’ sands.