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Category: Natural Resources

UF survey shows Floridians want to conserve water, but not if it costs too much

Cutline below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians remain concerned about water and are willing to make changes to conserve it, at least until their efforts cramp their lifestyles, according to an annual University of Florida study… Read More

UF/IFAS scientists find potential biological control for avocado-ravaging disease

Cutline below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists believe they’ve found what could be the first biological control strategy against laurel wilt, a disease that threatens the state’s $54 million-a-year avocado industry. Red ambrosia… Read More

UF/IFAS researcher finds inexpensive, easy way to filter arsenic from water

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida professor has developed a quick, cheap and easy way to filter from water one of the world’s most common pollutants: arsenic. Bin Gao’s team used iron-enhanced carbon cooked… Read More