Termites cause billions of dollars a year in damages to homes, trees and other wooden structures across America.
In Florida, termite infestations are a year-round risk for properties and trees. While they are not swarming year-round, ... READ MORE
The term ‘sustainable agriculture’ involves boosting food production while conserving habitats and natural resources and reducing reliance on pesticides and fertilizers.
While experts agree there is still much to learn to support ... READ MORE
Food waste is one of the main drivers in Florida’s dependence on landfills, which fuel greenhouse emissions and promote climate change.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), landfills contribute annually up to ... READ MORE
Urban agriculture is growing food on a small-scale, using venues such as small rooftops, balcony gardens, community grounds, small urban farms and even empty lots of land.
While experts tout the benefits of urban agriculture as a ... READ MORE
Much more than a garden trend, rain barrels are an eco-friendly long-term solution to sustainable watering. They save money, promote water conservation and reduce the amount of stormwater runoff, potentially reducing flooding.
While rainwater ... READ MORE
Human activities cause changes to wildlife biodiversity co-existing on urban and agricultural lands.
For birds, little is known about the factors or extent these human activities impose on their biodiversity as they co-exist in ... READ MORE
A University of Florida study published in Biological Invasions provides a one-of-a-kind evolutionary map and timeline that reconstructs the historical spread of the Asian subterranean termite over 22 years on Key West.
“Although ... READ MORE
Communities are hungry for urban food production.
Engagement continues at an all-time high when there is opportunity to grow food in containers, hydroponic systems, rooftops, community gardens and any available green space. Why? Urban ... READ MORE
There are plenty of environmental and economic benefits of composting.
It is gaining ground among consumers and industries because it helps keep food and yard debris from landfills thereby cutting methane gas emissions. Compost may also ... READ MORE