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For second consecutive year, UF team wins EPA Campus RainWorks Challenge

Published: Apr 24th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A team of 20 University of Florida students has won first place in a national competition for a plan on how to dramatically reduce stormwater runoff on a 67.6-acre part of campus.

UF/IFAS research findings shed light on seagrass needs

Published: Apr 17th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Seagrass beds represent critical and threatened coastal habitats around the world, and a new University of Florida study shows how much sunlight seagrass needs to stay healthy.

Sustainable UF to host annual Campus Earth Day April 11

Published: Apr 8th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Office of Sustainability will host its annual Campus Earth Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 11 at the Plaza of the Americas.

Shrinking coastline topic of lecture about property rights

Published: Mar 18th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sea levels are rising, slowly but steadily encroaching on Florida’s coastline, affecting businesses and private property owners alike. So what happens when shorelines gradually move farther inland? Does the state own what was once land but is now covered in water? Does the original landowner have a constitutional right to lay claim to their original property line?

Sustainability Fair includes vendors, food and free bike helmets

Published: Mar 11th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla.  — The University of Florida Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research Green Team will hold its Sustainability Fair Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 12. The event will be on the grounds […]

UFIT, IFAS create website to gauge value of Florida’s energy projects

Published: Feb 20th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians can learn extensive details about energy projects in the state with the help of a website created by University of Florida Information Technology and the Program for Resource Efficient Communities, known as PREC.

Speaker to examine market-based approaches to sustainable energy

Published: Feb 19th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Roger Noll, co-director of the Center for Regulatory Policy and professor emeritus of economics at Stanford University, will speak on “The Future of Climate Change” at 6 p.m. Feb. 19 in Pugh Hall.

UF/IFAS PIE Center survey: Floridians value water, but not ‘all in’ on conservation

Published: Feb 10th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians value water, almost as much as they value money and their health — just don’t ask them to time themselves in the shower.

Lecture to examine impact of climate change on indigenous communities

Published: Jan 28th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A philosophy professor from Michigan State University will give a free lecture Jan. 29 at the University of Florida titled, “Bridging Indigenous and Scientific Knowledges: Multicultural Solutions for Climate Change Research.”

UF Water Institute to host symposium featuring state, national experts

Published: Jan 27th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Water Institute will host its fourth symposium, “Sustainable Water Resources, Complex Challenges, Integrated Solutions,” Feb. 11-12 at the Reitz Student Union.