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.
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.
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.
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.
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.