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UF Researchers Shine Light On New Explosives Detection Method

Published: Oct 7th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A team of University of Florida researchers has invented a way to rapidly detect traces of TNT or other hidden explosives simply by shining a light on any potentially contaminated object, from a speck of dust in the air to the surface of a suitcase.

Lower gas prices, stock increases help boost Floridians’ confidence

Published: Aug 31st, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians edged up slightly this month, driven by favorable conditions for gas prices and the stock market, University of Florida economists report.
The overall preliminary index gained two points to 96, and three of the survey’s five components also rose.

Floridians slightly more confident amid improved economy

Published: Jul 27th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians edged up in July, driven by rising incomes, a stable job market and a recent boom in mortgage applications resulting from lower rates, University of Florida economists report.

New TAME Melaleuca project attacks invasive tree in South Florida

Published: Jul 21st, 2004

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — In Florida, where invasive plants account for as much as 31 percent of all plant species, state and federal officials are ratcheting up their fight against the melaleuca tree, one of the most significant threats to the stability of the Everglades ecosystem.

Rising gas prices help sink Florida consumer confidence

Published: May 25th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians fell sharply in May, prompted by escalating gas prices, a falling stock market and growing pessimism over the war in Iraq, University of Florida economists report.

UF survey: Florida consumer confidence steady in improved economy

Published: Apr 27th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians remained steady in April, with optimism about buying big-ticket items amid signs of an improving economy balanced by concerns for the long-term health of the U.S. economy, University of Florida economists report.

Suburban coyotes on the rise, UF professor says

Published: Apr 9th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — They’ve long been a symbol of the wild open spaces of the American West. Now coyotes are making themselves at home in Florida’s suburbs.

UF survey: Florida consumer confidence falls after terrorist attack

Published: Mar 30th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians experienced its biggest drop in nearly 18 months, prompted by fears of additional terrorist attacks after the bombing strikes in Spain as well as continued pessimism about the job market, University of Florida economists report.

Development to cost Florida almost 3 million acres of rural land by 2020, UF expert warns

Published: Mar 17th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Spreading suburbs could consume almost 3 million acres of Florida’s farmland by the year 2020, a University of Florida researcher predicts.

UF survey: Florida consumer confidence steady amid conflicting indicators

Published: Feb 24th, 2004

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians remains unchanged in February, with concerns about long-term economic conditions balanced by optimism about personal finances in the short term, University of Florida economists report.