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UF: Florida’s consumer confidence stays level for first time in months

Published: May 31st, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians remained at 68 in May, ending three consecutive months of decline, according to a new University of Florida survey.

Tips geared for older adults available in updated UF/IFAS disaster-planning guide

Published: May 17th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If you’re an older person living on your own or if an older adult relies on you for help, the next few weeks are a perfect time to spend creating a disaster plan, a University of Florida researcher says.

UF researchers develop method to remove phosphate from water, using biochar

UF researchers develop method to remove phosphate from water, using biochar

Published: May 11th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Phosphate poses one of Florida’s ongoing water-quality challenges but a process developed by University of Florida researchers could provide an affordable solution, using partially burned organic matter called biochar to remove the mineral.

UF: Insecticide resistance developing in psyllid that carries citrus disease

UF: Insecticide resistance developing in psyllid that carries citrus disease

Published: May 9th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In Florida’s war against citrus greening, producers face a new threat — the insects they’re fighting are becoming less sensitive to insecticides, according to a new University of Florida study.

UF: Florida biotech industry outpaces nation

Published: May 5th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While the biotechnology industry has weakened across the U.S., Florida has seen a 21 percent jump in the number of biotech companies since 2008 and a surge in investment, according to the University of Florida.

Fossil collector donates life’s work to Florida Museum of Natural History

Fossil collector donates life’s work to Florida Museum of Natural History

Published: May 4th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The vertebrate paleontology division at the Florida Museum of Natural History on the University of Florida campus recently received its largest private donation, an estimated 40,000 to 50,000 identifiable specimens.

Educators present 1,100 research projects as part of award-winning UF program

Published: May 3rd, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — More than 1,300 public school educators are presenting 1,100 problem-shooting research projects this month at University of Florida showcases around the state.

Florida Museum leads project to develop apps for Jacksonville Zoo

Published: May 2nd, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Want to learn more about penguins and alligators at the Jacksonville Zoo? Thanks to a partnership with the Florida Museum of Natural History, there’s an app for that.