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Oil spill threatens toothy marine predator that is cultural and historic icon

Oil spill threatens toothy marine predator that is cultural and historic icon

Published: May 27th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The BP oil blowout in the Gulf of Mexico threatens the existence of a critically endangered sawfish and its relative that recently has been proposed to join it as the only two marine fish in United States waters to receive such federal protection, says a University of Florida researcher.

Case study analyzes why, where and when of leading shark attack site

Published: May 26th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Shark attacks are most likely to occur on Sunday, in less than 6 feet of water, during a new moon and involve surfers wearing black and white bathing suits, a first of its kind study from the University of Florida suggests.

Florida’s consumer confidence falls sharply as tax rebates disappear

Published: May 25th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence plummeted seven points to 71 in May as popular home buying and energy efficient tax rebates ended, according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF design students propose redesign options for busy Orlando section

UF design students propose redesign options for busy Orlando section

Published: May 19th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A sports museum, park and retail shops near Orlando’s new sports complex are among the ideas proposed by University of Florida students to help bridge a city divided by an interstate highway.

UF study finds Miami’s soils are ‘heavily contaminated’ with vehicle-exhaust pollutants

Published: May 18th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida study has revealed that soil in urban Miami has high amounts of 16 pollutants commonly found in vehicle exhaust that have been linked to respiratory, immunological, neurological and other diseases.

No need to fertilize newly placed St. Augustinegrass sod, UF study shows

Published: May 5th, 2010

Florida homeowners and contractors laying St. Augustinegrass sod this spring can save money and help the environment if they wait at least one month before fertilizing, University of Florida experts say.