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UF launches newest preeminence initiative aimed at biodiversity

Published: Jul 23rd, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The variety and abundance of plants, animals and insects in a given area define its environmental health. Each plays a critical part, and imbalances can lead to catastrophe — not only for the species but also for humans.

179D tax allocations prove source of savings for University of Florida

179D tax allocations prove source of savings for University of Florida

Published: Jul 15th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has received $37,212 from Affiliated Engineering Inc. in return for the first of several 179D tax deduction allocations from its energy efficient buildings with the help of Efficiency Energy LLC, a consulting firm specializing the program.

With a little help, citizen scientists can be good proxies, research shows

With a little help, citizen scientists can be good proxies, research shows

Published: Jul 7th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Anyone can collect ant data as accurately as experts, if they have a bit of guidance and the right tools: cookies, index cards and plastic zip-top bags.

Deforestation remedies can have unintended consequences, UF researchers say

Published: Jul 2nd, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When it comes to fixing deforestation and forest degradation, good intentions can lead to bad outcomes.

Expert available to talk about EPA’s climate change proposal

Published: Jun 2nd, 2014

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UF/IFAS researchers target eucalyptus as source of fuel for biomass production

Published: May 6th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers working to produce ethanol from plant material are taking a hard look at eucalyptus as a possible source for the clean fuel.

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?