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¿Qué tan segura es la calidad del agua que recogen los barriles de lluvia en el sur de Florida?

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October 19, 2023

Creado por Lourdes Mederos, gerente de relaciones públicas en español para el Departamento de Comunicaciones de UF/IFAS.  Mucho más que una tendencia, los barriles de lluvia son una solución ecológica a largo plazo para el riego sostenible ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Agua, Agua De Lluvia, Bacterias, Barriles De Lluvia, Calidad Del Agua De Los Barriles De Lluvia, Coliformes, Conservacion Del Agua, E.coli, Español, FLREC, Huertos, Jardines, Kimberly Moore, Lorna Bravo, Mica McMillan, Muestras De Agua, Niveles De PH, Seguridad Del Agua, Spanish, Techo, Tejado, Tipos De Techos, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County, UF/IFAS FLREC
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Fecal pollution in the Pensacola Bay watershed threatens human health, local economies

October 2, 2023

Fecal pollution can pose major health problems for those who live and play along the Gulf of Mexico. It also can be disastrous for local economies that depend on tourism. This issue is of increasing concern around Pensacola Bay, Florida, where ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water
Tags: E.coli, Fecal Pollution, Matt Deitch, Pensacola Bay, Ronell Bridgemohan, Soil And Water Sciences

Should I test my private drinking well?

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October 27, 2022

Residents who receive their drinking water through a municipality enjoy peace of mind knowing that their potable water undergoes routine bacteriological testing behind-the-scenes. But how do you know if water from your private well is safe and ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Home Management, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Bleach, Coliform, Disinfectant, Drinking, E.coli, Escherichia Coli, Pgm_Water, Potable, Test, Well

UF researchers find potential malaria treatment may extend to Legionnaires’ disease, botulism

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May 7, 2009

Caption at the bottom of the page. Click here for full image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida researchers have found that a potential strategy for treating malaria also extends to the bacteria behind maladies such as Legionnaires' ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, UF/IFAS
Tags: Andrew Hanson, E.coli, Folate, Genome, John Hyde, Legionnaire, Malaria, PTPS, Valérie De Crécy-Lagard

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