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UF Survey: Florida Consumer Confidence Falls To Lowest Level This Year

Published: Dec 26th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Consumer Confidence index plunged in December to its lowest point in two years, reflecting recession fears and unhappiness with the election outcome, University of Florida economists said today.

Mother Receives “Gift Of Life” From Healthy Son In Region’s First Live-Donor Liver Transplant

Published: Dec 20th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.–Holiday celebrations this year will be especially meaningful for Jacksonville resident Sandra Cornelius and her family because she has received the most precious gift of all — the gift of life, thanks to a life-saving liver transplant.

In A Hopeful Sign, Mercury Levels Decline In Everglades Wading Birds

Published: Dec 15th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In a rare piece of good news about mercury contamination in the Everglades, a University of Florida researcher has found that levels of the pollutant in wading birds have dropped significantly since 1994.

New Poinsettia Varieties Have Names That Sound Just Delicious

Published: Dec 15th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some new treats are available for the holidays, but don’t look for them in the candy aisle or bakery — try the florist instead.

Used Lumber Good For Environment, Economy, Say UF Researchers

Published: Dec 12th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Long a staple of the architectural world, salvaged building materials now can have an economical — and environmentally friendly — alternative use as studs, trusses and other basic construction components, a new University of Florida study shows.

UF Licenses New Mole Cricket Control To Biotech Firm

Published: Dec 8th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A tiny parasite imported from South America by University of Florida researchers will soon be available commercially to end a 30-year battle with mole crickets, one of the most troublesome agricultural pests in the Southeast.

For Rice, Warmer Earth Brings Uncertain Future, UF Research Shows

Published: Nov 30th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Temperature increases anticipated as part of global warming appear to significantly reduce rice yields, a finding that has worrisome implications for the third of the world’s population that relies on rice as a primary staple.

UF Professor: Santa May Arrive By Boat Or At The Cape In Sunshine State

Published: Nov 29th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Newcomers to the Sunshine State may pine for the snow and mistletoe of a northern Christmas, but Florida’s warm weather version is probably closer to the original holiday in Bethlehem, says a University of Florida professor.

UF Survey: Consumer Confidence Steady Despite Election Uncertainty

Published: Nov 29th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite the contested presidential election and intense volatility in the stock market, consumer confidence in Florida remained steady in November, boding well for holiday sales, University of Florida economists said today.

Sweet Smell Of Success: New UF System Helps Dairy Farms Reduce Odors

Published: Nov 22nd, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With hundreds or thousands of cows eating, drinking and, well, doing what cows do naturally, dairy farms have earned a reputation for bad odors.