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UF study: fuel prices continue to hurt Florida consumer confidence

Published: Aug 30th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence dropped three points to 92 in August, reflecting continued concerns over high fuel prices, University of Florida economists report.

Hurricane preparation vital for people with disabilities, says UF expert

Hurricane preparation vital for people with disabilities, says UF expert

Published: Aug 24th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Weathering a hurricane is never easy, but evacuations, power outages and other storm-related hardships present special challenges for older people or those with disabilities – which makes planning ahead especially important for these individuals, says a University of Florida expert.

First of its kind: UF launches center for food distribution and retailing

First of its kind: UF launches center for food distribution and retailing

Published: Aug 24th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Described by researchers as the first of its kind in the world, the new Center for Food Distribution and Retailing at the University of Florida will help the nation’s $950 billion retail food industry provide consumers with high quality products at affordable prices.

Private marinas disappearing but public efforts could ease problem, says UF researcher

Private marinas disappearing but public efforts could ease problem, says UF researcher

Published: Aug 18th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Along the nation’s coastlines, marinas are being replaced by high-priced residential and commercial developments, a trend that leaves increasing numbers of boat owners high and dry, unable to access marine waters.

UF reports record amount of research awards, nearly $500 million

Published: Aug 18th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Research awards to the University of Florida rose 5 percent to a record $494 million in 2004-05, due in part to a 10.8 percent increase in federal funding and a 16.5 percent increase in foundation awards.

Displaced gopher tortoises might survive on islands, say UF researchers

Displaced gopher tortoises might survive on islands, say UF researchers

Published: Aug 4th, 2005

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — The gopher tortoise, a burrowing reptile unique to the U.S. Southeast, is gradually disappearing because the dry, sandy upland where it commonly dwells is ideal for development. But University of Florida researchers say the tortoise’s ability to survive in coastal areas may be one key to future preservation efforts.