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Huge wind machine to simulate category three hurricanes

Huge wind machine to simulate category three hurricanes

Published: May 30th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It will huff, and puff, and blow the house in — but only for research purposes.

Florida’s consumer confidence hits lowest level in 19 months

Published: May 29th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Record-high gas prices and a weak housing market caused consumer confidence in Florida to fall three points in May to 82, its lowest level since October 2005, a new University of Florida study finds.

Horse racing road apples might soon turn a shiny profit

Horse racing road apples might soon turn a shiny profit

Published: May 24th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — On June 9, the final horse race of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes, will run. But there’ll be more than confetti to pick up afterwards.

Botanist: Restore fire-resistant longleaf pines, get clean energy

Published: May 22nd, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Foresters have known for decades that restoring native Longleaf pine forests would help reduce the risk of the large fires plaguing Florida today.

UF researchers test natural predators to control sago palm threat

UF researchers test natural predators to control sago palm threat

Published: May 10th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In a prime example of how an exotic insect can wreak havoc on landscape plants and cause millions of dollars in damage, the Asian cycad scale has invaded South Florida and quickly spread throughout the state.

Finding too-small-to-see bedbugs no problem for these sniffers, UF researchers say

Finding too-small-to-see bedbugs no problem for these sniffers, UF researchers say

Published: May 2nd, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — At the sound of a bag of treats being latched onto her handler’s waist, she bounds up and down, as if on springs.