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UF releases ornamental peanut plants for use as lawn, groundcover

UF releases ornamental peanut plants for use as lawn, groundcover

Published: Jun 29th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Homeowners tired of watering, fertilizing and mowing grass have a new low-maintenance lawn option — peanuts.

Economic effects of oil spill cut Florida’s consumer confidence

Published: Jun 29th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The impact of the gulf oil spill combined with the lingering overall economic malaise has Floridians feeling much worse off than they did a year ago, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Three Florida Sea Grant rapid-response projects target oil spill’s effects on Gulf

Three Florida Sea Grant rapid-response projects target oil spill’s effects on Gulf

Published: Jun 23rd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As Floridians brace for more crude oil on the state’s coasts, University of Florida researchers are racing to complete several newly funded projects that will help assess the magnitude of damage done by the spill.

Fed-up fish consumers say they’d spend more to be assured of grouper authenticity

Fed-up fish consumers say they’d spend more to be assured of grouper authenticity

Published: Jun 22nd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Not much in life beats a fresh grouper sandwich enjoyed with a cold beer and an ocean view.

UF marine researchers rush to collect samples as oil threat grows

UF marine researchers rush to collect samples as oil threat grows

Published: Jun 17th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In a race against time, University of Florida marine researchers are hurrying to collect underwater marine algae samples in the Florida Keys while an ever-growing Gulf oil spill steadily migrates toward Florida, already reaching the Emerald Coast in the Panhandle.

UF, UT researchers join forces to bring tree-ring dating technology to heart of Southeast

Published: Jun 2nd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the history of the world, 20 or 30 years is but an eye blink. But for those in the historical accuracy business, that kind of difference is vast and can mean an inaccurate textbook or museum display.

Geologist: Fla. ridges’ mystery marine fossils tied to rising land, not seas

Published: Jun 1st, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sea level has not been as high as the distinctive ridges that run down the length of Florida for millions of years. Yet recently deposited marine fossils abound in the ridges’ sands.