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Teen Anti-Substance Abuse Program Proves Successful

Middle school children learn about illegal substances and may avoid alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs through a Florida 4-H program, administered by UF/IFAS.
28-Oct-2014 11:35 AM EDT

More Waters May Deserve Federal Protection, Study Suggests

A University of Florida research team, whose EPA-funded study is published online in the journal Water Resources Research, shows that geographically isolated wetlands can be connected in ways that are largely ignored, but that may be critically...
30-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Florida’s Climate Boosts Soil-Carbon Storage, Cuts Greenhouse Emissions

Sequestration helps mitigate carbon-based gases from getting into the atmosphere. A new UF/IFAS study shows Florida's warm, wet climate helps keep carbon in the soil.
30-Sep-2014 8:00 AM EDT

UF/IFAS Researcher Continues Quest for Peanut That Won’t Cause Allergic Reaction


A University of Florida food scientist has removed 80 percent of allergens from whole peanuts, moving him a step closer to eliminating 99.9 percent of peanut allergens.
29-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT

UF/IFAS Team Part of NSF Effort to Study Least Understood, Oldest Fungi


Scientists will tackle ancient history to better understand the evolution of zygomycetes, fungi thought to be among the first terrestrial organisms.
25-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Don’t Drink the (Warm) Water, Study Says


There's an old saying: "Don't drink the water." But a UF/IFAS scientist warns Americans not to drink water from plastic bottles if it's been sitting in a warm environment for a long time. Lena Ma led a research team in China that examined 16 bottled...
22-Sep-2014 9:50 AM EDT

Consumers Will Pay More for Eco-Friendly Plants, Study Shows

People make decisions all the time, and some have long-term consequences: Do I work out? Do I take the bus? Do I recycle? A UF/IFAS researcher and his colleagues found those who value long-term consequences of their decisions are more apt to buy...
17-Sep-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Gulf Anglers Could Be Entitled to $585 Million After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Study Says

Trustees could use the data to try to get the $585 million for ecosystem improvements and more fish in the Gulf.
9-Sep-2014 12:00 PM EDT

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Preventing and Dealing with a Head-Scratching Problem -- Lice

8-Sep-2014 7:00 AM EDT

Vacation on a Budget

A fun family vacation does not have to break the bank - University of Florida/IFAS Financial Expert Dr. Micheal Gutter explains how to have fun in the sun without going in the red.
23-Jun-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Understanding Health Insurance Terms

What is a deductible? How about a co-payment? UF/IFAS Financial Expert Dr. Micheal Gutter explains these terms and more.
5-Jun-2014 9:45 AM EDT

Planning Trumps Indecision – Prepare Now for Hurricane Season, Expert Says

27-May-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Perennial Peanut: A Ground Cover for Your Florida Yard

UF/IFAS Horticulture Specialist Wendy Wilber explains how you can use Perennial Peanut in your Florida lawn.
15-May-2014 3:00 PM EDT

What is eCycling?

UF/IFAS Sustainability Expert Dr. Wendell Porter offers a solution to old electronics that no longer work - recycling them.
14-May-2014 3:30 PM EDT

Lovebug Invasion

UF/IFAS Entomologist Dr. Norm Leppla talks about these pesky insects that fly around twice a year and leave multiple stains when colliding with vehicles.
9-May-2014 3:00 PM EDT

Nutrition Professor Available to Comment on Proposed FDA Nutrition-Label Changes


FDA's proposed changes to nutrition labels on packaged foods and beverages are great, but will likely be a big reality check for consumers, UF professor and nutrition expert suggests.
27-Feb-2014 3:00 PM EST

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