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Florida’s consumer confidence rises as economic fears ease

Published: Sep 29th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Belief that a national economic recovery is under way boosted Florida’s consumer confidence three points to 74 in September, according to a new University of Florida survey. […]

Establishing healthy shrubs not the water-consuming task many think, UF research shows

Establishing healthy shrubs not the water-consuming task many think, UF research shows

Published: Sep 24th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Good news for your utility bills and the environment: New University of Florida research shows that landscape shrubs need much less water to establish healthy roots than you might expect.

Statewide study shows algae toxin a minor threat, say UF experts

Statewide study shows algae toxin a minor threat, say UF experts

Published: Sep 22nd, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A toxin produced by freshwater algae has garnered plenty of media coverage in recent years, but a new University of Florida study shows there’s little cause for […]

UF devising new model to test hurricane’s effects on utilities statewide

Published: Sep 21st, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new kind of computer forecast could save Florida residents and the state millions of dollars in hurricane damages to the fragile web of utilities that carries electrical power across the state, says a University of Florida energy researcher.

New water-depth evaluation system will aid Everglades research, UF study shows

New water-depth evaluation system will aid Everglades research, UF study shows

Published: Sep 17th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When scientists discuss Everglades restoration, one phrase pops up again and again — “getting the water right.”

Public schools that receive low grades experience huge drop in donations

Published: Sep 16th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Crucial donations from parents and local businesses plummet when public schools receive poor letter grades, and the effect is most pronounced in institutions serving low-income students, according to a new University of Florida study.

UF receives grant to help boost work force in nuclear-related fields

Published: Sep 9th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has been awarded a $450,000 faculty development grant from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to help meet the growing need for educated and trained […]

UF, Old Dominion launch project to restore sponges in barren parts of Florida Bay

UF, Old Dominion launch project to restore sponges in barren parts of Florida Bay

Published: Sep 8th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Marine sponges may not look like apartment buildings, but to shrimps, juvenile lobsters and other animals in Florida Bay, the puffy filter-feeders provide one of the few […]

Education played bigger role than race in approving gay marriage ban

Published: Sep 1st, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The level of voters’ education — not the large numbers of blacks who turned out for the first time to cast ballots for Barack Obama — best […]