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Building better begonias

rows of red and green begonias in liners inside a greenhouse

Begonias are among the top five most popular plants found in flower beds and Florida leads the way in production with sales valuing more than $11.8 million, according to the USDA. But heat waves and… Read More

New study predicts two popular American foods surprisingly resilient to climate change

Woman pouring tomato sauce into a pan

Supply chains for French fries and pasta sauce are surprisingly resilient to climate change, according to the predictions of a new study. The study’s authors made their predictions using an innovative modeling approach that can… Read More

Arctic permafrost losses can accelerate climate change

data collection tower in a field during the summer in the arctic

Thawing Arctic permafrost has the potential to significantly accelerate climate change, a collaborative study between the University of Florida and Northern Arizona University shows. Fifteen years of data show that permafrost is degrading and, as… Read More

As climates change, prepare for more mosquitoes in winter, new study shows

Mosquito

In temperate climates, mosquitoes are generally inactive during the winter because temperatures are too cold As climate change makes winters shorter and warmer, scientists want to know how these shifts might affect mosquito activity A… Read More

Seeds of change, grant will help farmers face challenges of climate change

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Farmers around the world face unique challenges in their effort to provide abundant, safe and flavorful food. One often overlooked issue for farmers is climate change. “The environment has a huge impact on plant health… Read More

UF researchers develop corn that can weather warming planet

Corn on a laboratory table

Climate change will affect many agricultural crops, and field corn is likely no exception. Field corn, the starchy cousin of sweet corn, is a globally important cereal grain used in livestock feed and other products…. Read More

Scientists work to cut greenhouse gases, one cow burp at a time

The sulfur hexafluoride tracer technique allows scientists to measure the amount of methane emitted from the animal’s mouth and nose

Above: The sulfur hexafluoride tracer technique allows scientists to measure the amount of methane emitted from the animal’s mouth and nose. Photo credit: Nicolas DiLorenzo When you first learn that cows produce methane, a greenhouse… Read More

Some climate change questions answered as hurricane season peaks, wildfires rage

Wildfires out west? Check. Tropical storms or hurricanes hovering – seemingly everywhere? Check. Those are just two of the potentially catastrophic events caused in part by climate change, say University of Florida experts. “Our climate… Read More

There’s Plenty to See, Do, Learn: UF Open House on Dec. 4 Invites Community to Engage with Science

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is committed to discovering science-based solutions that make tangible positive impacts on the lives of people worldwide. On December 4, the… Read More