Johnson Beach at the Gulf Islands National Seashore near Pensacola, Florida, photographed for the Naturally Escarosa phone application. UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones.

Withstanding the Heat

March 27, 2024

Heat and humidity are such iconic aspects of Florida weather that they are sometimes easy to take for granted. They may become topics of conversation with friends and family if temperatures become unseasonably high, or if humidity makes a walk ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Recreation, Work & Life
Tags: Ask IFAS, Clyde Fraisse, Deaths, Department Of Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Heat, Safety, Serap Gorucu, Ziwen Yu
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Insights and Tips for Communicating Water Policy

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March 15, 2024

In a new EDIS publication series, Communicating About Water in the Floridan Aquifer Region, there is much to be learned about how to adequately communicate water issues and water policy. All six parts give summaries about the findings of different ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Ask IFAS, Department Of Agricultural Education And Communication, Water Challenges, Water Policy
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Creative Commons License: A New Era for EDIS Publications

February 19, 2024

Starting with new publications and major revisions released after January 1, 2024, UF/IFAS is releasing EDIS publications under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) license. Open-access ... READ MORE

Category: , Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Copyright, Creative Commons, EDIS, EDIS Authors, EDIS Journal, Open Access, Open Access Publishing, Open Content
Hand on a computer keyboard. Photo taken 10-27-21. UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones.

Learning about Youth Online Peer Support

February 12, 2024

For better or for worse, the Internet has had profound effects on the ways that people connect. When I was younger, face-to-face interactions and phone calls with peers I saw at school or extracurricular activities largely shaped the landscape ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Department Of Family Youth And Community Sciences, Mental Health, Parents, Peer Support, Social Media, Youth
Gopher tortoise burrow at Ordway-Swisher Biological Station. Photo taken 10-16-23

Black Spiny-Tailed Iguanas vs Gopher Tortoises

January 19, 2024

You thought your college roommate was bad! Gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus) are the architects, builders, and apartment supers of the woods in Florida. Their capacious burrows provide relatively safe and comfortable living quarters ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species
Tags: Bryan M. Kluever, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Miguel A. Acevedo, Parker Hall, Sean L. McKnight, Steve A. Johnson

¿Qué se requiere para publicar en español en EDIS en 2024? / What is required to publish in Spanish on EDIS in 2024?

January 10, 2024

Desde hace más de quince años, nuestro sitio web (ahora diseñado como una revista académica "EDIS" para gestión de manuscritos enviados y "Ask IFAS" para interacción con las audiencias de Extensión) ha contado entre sus publicaciones ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Authors, EDIS, Espanol, Extension, Spanish, Traducción, Translation
A pine forest is a good place to take dogs to run. UF/IFAS Photo: Thomas Wright. UF/IFAS File Photo.

When the iron is hot, but the wind is cold

January 4, 2024

What do you think about during this time of year? Early winter may carry different associations for some: post-holiday fatigue or relief; another abrupt change in pace at home or at work; or that familiar determination to fulfill a New Year's ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Home Management, Work & Life
Tags: Ask IFAS, Cold Protection And Chilling Damage, Department Of Family Youth And Community Sciences, Winter

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