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Category: Conservation

Sea turtle nests and hurricanes, here is what UF /IFAS experts want you to know

By: Lourdes Rodriguez and Tory Moore Hurricane season, June through November, overlaps with sea turtle nesting season, which starts in March and runs through October in Florida. When storms approach the coast, they can put… Read More

FFWCC awards UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant $92K to create communication plan alerting public of expected Florida red tide events

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FORT PIERCE, Fla. – Harmful algal blooms (HABs) of the toxin-producing dinoflagellate Karenia brevis occur regularly within the Gulf of Mexico. Despite the frequency of these red tide events and the amount of publicly available… Read More

Bat benefits outweigh their viral risk if we do our part

From Hollywood movies to Halloween celebrations, bats have a reputation as spooky, vile creatures to be avoided. The novel coronavirus has deepened the disdain and fear some people hold toward bats around the world. Although… Read More

Florida Project Learning Tree offers environmental education training online

By Kim Scotto-Kelly GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Project Learning Tree (PLT), an international environmental education program of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, is committed to creating a future where the next generation values the natural world and… Read More

Is indoor farming a solution? UF/IFAS scientists explain

rows of lettuce grown hydroponically

DAVIE, Fla. – At one time, the concept of vegetables growing inside a temperature-controlled facility where LED lights and advanced technology set the pace for year-round harvesting, promoted photosynthesis and water use efficiency, and required… Read More

UF/IFAS scientists learn ‘threatened’ wood storks are showing flexible traits

DAVIE, Fla. – On the heels of World Migratory Bird Day, the international May 9th celebration drawing attention to the phenomenon of bird migrations and connecting people to technologies used to track birds and promote… Read More

50th anniversary of Earth Day stresses climate change, health

Cooped up inside during the novel coronavirus quarantine? Go for a walk. As you amble outside your home, bear in mind the effort required to preserve the beauty around you, says a UF/IFAS Extension regional… Read More

Hurricane Michael debris still litters Florida shorelines; $3 million will go toward clearing it

Northwest Florida counties hardest hit by Hurricane Michael are getting a boost to their marine debris removal efforts thanks to a $3 million grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) in partnership with… Read More

Florida Sea Grant creates new coastal education materials for stay-at-home schooling

by Rhett Register GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Parents, students and teachers can access a wealth of free educational materials about the Florida environment during this time of widespread learning at home. The resources are part of… Read More