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UF study: White ibis mating habits altered by mercury consumption

Published: Nov 30th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When University of Florida researchers began studying the effects of mercury consumption on white ibises, they had a hunch the contaminant might affect the birds’ ability to produce chicks.

Florida’s consumer confidence retains most of last month’s gains

Published: Nov 30th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence dipped only slightly in November to 72 after a large jump in October, portending good news for holiday retailers as higher levels of optimism remained in effect, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Fogging, misting systems can protect ornamental foliage plants from cold, UF experts say

Published: Nov 30th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida winters are mild by human standards, but don’t tell that to an aglaonema, sometimes called Chinese evergreen.

UF, FSU receive grant for community-based clinical research

Published: Nov 15th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida and the Florida State University College of Medicine today jointly received $600,000 from the Board of Governors of the State University System of Florida to strengthen research, education and service efforts in public health and to boost economic growth.

Florida’s citrus industry could benefit from soil analysis concepts developing at UF

Published: Nov 9th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Many of Florida’s natural conditions are perfect for growing citrus. One that’s imperfect is the state’s patchwork variety of soil types, and University of Florida researchers say the situation comes with a price tag for growers and consumers.

UF study: Election and high unemployment add to fears for real estate

Published: Nov 1st, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Uncertainty persists in Florida’s real estate markets, aggravated by the state’s high jobless rate and fears about the upcoming election, a new University of Florida survey finds.