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UF develops method to make plastic from discarded plant material

UF develops method to make plastic from discarded plant material

Published: May 31st, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Plastic may compete with paper in the grocery line, but it doesn’t have to compete with the world’s food supply, according to University of Florida researchers.

UF research aims to help preserve plants, animals caught between forest ‘fragments’

Published: May 18th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Maintaining the world’s threatened animal and plant species may rest with something as simple as knowing how far a bird can fly before it must answer nature’s call.

UF researchers develop method to remove phosphate from water, using biochar

UF researchers develop method to remove phosphate from water, using biochar

Published: May 11th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Phosphate poses one of Florida’s ongoing water-quality challenges but a process developed by University of Florida researchers could provide an affordable solution, using partially burned organic matter called biochar to remove the mineral.

UF study finds cats No. 1 predator to urban mockingbird nests

UF study finds cats No. 1 predator to urban mockingbird nests

Published: May 5th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida study shows cats are the dominant predator to mockingbird eggs and nestlings in urban areas, prompting conservationists to urge pet owners to keep felines indoors at night.