Category: Water

Reusable Water Bottles

You’ve probably seen more people carrying around reusable water bottles during the last few years. These bottles are made of glass, metal, or sturdy plastic, making them more durable—and thus reusable—than your typical disposable water bottle. However, reusable… Read More

Contaminants in the Urban Environment: Bisphenol-A

Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a man-made chemical widely used as a component in many products of daily use in households, such as plastic bottles and metallic canned foods. BPA can leach from bottles and cans into  the environment, increasing our exposure to BPA. BPA… Read More

Free Agricultural Water Conservation Fair: 02/19/16

Dear Green Industry: You are invited to attend this great Water Conservation Expo and Vendor Fair in West Palm Beach. If you are grower working with irrigation techniques or you want to share your ideas, you can be… Read More

Contaminants in the Urban Environment: Microplastics

Plastic, plastic everywhere! We live in a world where we are surrounded by plastic: from packaging materials and cutlery to plastic appliances and medical devices. Since the mid-twentieth century, plastic has been a boon to humanity and an… Read More

Year-End Giving

Season’s greetings from UF/IFAS Development! We are grateful for all the support for students, faculty, research, and Extension we received over the past year, and look forward to what 2016 has in store. From our outstanding students to our cutting-edge… Read More

Encouraging Landscape Water Conservation Behaviors Series Overview #7: Personal and Social Norms of Florida Residents Who Use Irrigation in the Home Landscape

This 4-page fact sheet is the seventh publication in a series focusing on encouraging water conservation among Florida residents who use irrigation in their home landscapes. Extension educators create programs to encourage good irrigation practices and water conservation… Read More

Irrigation method saves 50 percent of water needed for potato growth

      GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers have found an irrigation method that uses 50 percent less water than traditional systems to grow potatoes – an important finding for… Read More

Canals and Levees and Everglades Ecology

Canals have crossed the Everglades since pre-Columbian times, but its modern canals are wider, deeper and hundreds of kilometers longer than any that existed previously. Because of their size and prominence, canals have shaped and changed the area’s… Read More

Making a “Green” Workspace

Whether you work from home or in an office, these tips can help you create a “green” workspace for better health, mood and productivity—and a cleaner environment.