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New consortium aims to promote better research to protect state’s forests

Published: Nov 30th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Each day, Florida gains an average of 1,000 residents and loses more than 200 acres of forest—but University of Florida experts say rapid urbanization doesn’t doom the state to a treeless existence.

Upswing in consumer confidence boosts holiday retail sales outlook

Published: Nov 28th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Lower gas prices, high employment levels and possibly the mid-term election results boosted consumer confidence in Florida by three points in November to 93, boding well for holiday shopping sales, University of Florida economists report.

Surveys find Florida consumers have less to spend for Christmas

Published: Nov 20th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite falling gasoline prices, most Florida consumers don’t plan to spend more this Christmas season than they did last year.

Horse owners can still vaccinate animals against West Nile virus

Published: Nov 15th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Although cooler temperatures have arrived in Florida, horses in the Sunshine State are still at risk for contracting potentially fatal mosquito-borne diseases, such as West Nile virus, University of Florida veterinarians and state officials warn.

Bedbugs begone! UF fumigation school teaches low-cost control method

Bedbugs begone! UF fumigation school teaches low-cost control method

Published: Nov 14th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Bedbugs are back, so University of Florida experts are helping revive an old method that makes it easier — and less expensive — for pest control operators to fight the blood-sucking insects.