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UF study: Florida consumer confidence marks big gains in December

Published: Dec 27th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence rose six points to 90 in December, reflecting optimism about gas prices, the stock market and job growth, and boding well for holiday retailers, University of Florida economists report.

UF wildlife expert: Quail decline linked to changing land-use practices

UF wildlife expert: Quail decline linked to changing land-use practices

Published: Dec 21st, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s quail hunting season, but where are the birds?

Research: Snails were overlooked contributors to marsh destruction

Research: Snails were overlooked contributors to marsh destruction

Published: Dec 15th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Buoyed by the effects of an intense drought, otherwise harmless snails likely killed off thousands of acres of salt marsh in the Southeast in recent years.