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Plants Improve Indoor Air Quality


July 23, 2021

Whether you are returning to an office building or establishing a home office, you may wonder about the quality of the air inside your space. Plants are nature’s air filter. They improve indoor air quality by converting CO2 (carbon dioxide) ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, Work & Life
Tags: Air Quality, Areca Palm, Arrowhead, Bamboo Palm, Chinese Evergreen, Clean Air, Dracaena, Dwarf Pigmy Date, English Ivy, Featured, Ficus Alii, Fresh Air, Gerber Daisy, Golden Pothos, House Plants, Indoor Air Quality, Indoor Plants, Interior Landscape, Interiorscape, Lady Palm, Mums, Peace Lily, Philodendron, Plant Friendly Environment, Rubber Plant, Snake Plant, ZZ Plant
image- photochemical reactor - Dr. Myoseng Jang - students - HABs study on microcystin progression study

UF scientists show how long toxins produced by HABs of blue-green algae remain in the air


October 12, 2020

DAVIE, Fla. --- Rivers, lakes, and ponds are recreational destinations for swimming, fishing, boating and more. When cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms (cyanoHABs) form releasing toxins into these freshwater systems, there can be harmful impacts ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS
Tags: Air Quality, Algae, FLREC, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, H. Dail Laughinghouse IV, HABs, Herbert Wertheim College Of Engineering, Microcystin, Myoseon Jang, UF IFAS Agronomy, UF/IFAS FLREC, UF/IFAS SNRE, Water Institute, Water Quality

Green Spaces and Public Health


April 13, 2020

Importance of Green Spaces This morning, while working at my alternate location, I listened to a cardinal’s serenade, watched a plump of Black-Bellied Whistle Ducks fly over, touched the morning dew with my feet, sat under a canopy of a tree, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Accessability, Air Quality, Design, Green Spaces, Parks, Public Health, Recreation, Trees, Urban Areas, Urban Design, Water Quality

The Lungs of the City


April 2, 2019

I have memories from my childhood of my grandfather telling me stories about giants of the swamp. At that time I saw some of the largest alligators I have ever seen, but he was referring to the Bald Cypress trees. To this day I see Cypress trees ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Air Quality, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lungs Of The City, Street Trees, Trees, Urban Environment, Urban Forests

Making a “Green” Workspace


September 28, 2015

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. (more…) READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Air Quality, Energy Efficiency, Environscaping, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Green Offices, High-light Plants, House Plants, Indoor Health, Indoor Plants, Low-light Plants, Medium-light Plants, Sustainable Hot Topic

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