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The Caribbean spiny lobster is one of Florida's top commercial seafood species, with an annual $27 million harvest -- but a recently discovered virus is killing the crustaceans and threatening ... READ MORE
This giant ground wasp, the Cicada Killer, hunts cicadas as a food source for their young. This giant wasp can dig a 4-foot burrow in the ground with several branches and cells. One to four cicadas are placed in each cell for the larvae to eat.The ... READ MORE
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- When it comes to fighting fires, it's usually the guy with the hose that gets all the hero worship. But as ever-increasing temperatures and droughts bring a greater threat from ... READ MORE
The bite. Mosquito bites can be annoying, itchy, painful and in Florida even disease-causing. The most important mosquito-borne diseases in Florida are St. Louis encephalitis, West Nile virus encephalitis and eastern equine encephalitis. To ... READ MORE
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Invasive Cuban tree frogs are spreading through Florida, but a new University of Florida study suggests their impact could weaken as they move farther north, ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Fuel isn't the only product derived from petroleum. Byproducts of the refining process are used to create other substances, such as plastics. However, in the race to replace our dependence on petroleum with biofuels, these ... READ MORE
This is an introductory program on the basic facts about climate change. Scientists now show evidence of ongoing impacts such as sea level rise, warming of the oceans and air, and changes to our environment. Learn about impacts to Florida and ... READ MORE
Mary Campbell, Pinellas County Extension Director, Urban Sustainability Agent
As summer provides more opportunities to enjoy our beaches and waterways, Extension has valuable information available to residents to promote safe and environmentally-friendly ... READ MORE
Developing A Healthy, Wind-Resistant Urban ForestWednesday, July 8, 2009Pinellas County Extension Service12520 Ulmerton Rd., Largo, FL 33774To register: https://pinellas.obsres.com/botanical/SelectDate.aspxSpeakers: Ed Gilman, Ph.D., University ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Some University of Florida food scientists say U.S. food safety procedures need to get out of the 1960s and into the era of biotechnology.
Back then, America's scientists devised a system to ensure astronauts' food stayed ... READ MORE