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UF Expert: Tropical Storm Fay Leaves Mold Worries Behind

Topic(s): Disaster Preparedness, Pollution, Weather
  • By:
    Stu Hutson – (352) 273-3569
  • Source:
    James Kimbrough – jamesk@ufl.edu, (352) 392-2158

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — You can’t tell a storm’s spit by its punch, the old maxim goes. Florida is used to stronger weather systems than August’s tropical storm Fay, but its seven-day deluge made it the fourth wettest storm to ever hit the state.

One month later, most of the flooding has receded, but an expert from the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences warns that new problems could be rising in the form of toxic molds and mildews. (more …)

Ingram to Discuss Food-Friendly Ethanol

Topic(s): Announcements, Biofuels, Conservation, Green Living
  • By:
    Stu Hutson – (352) 273-3569
  • Source:
    Lonnie Ingram – ingram@ufl.edu

Lonnie Ingram
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the last two years, the price of gasoline in the U.S. has doubled – leaving the nation scrambling for ways to meet fuel needs. With many alternatives on the horizon, vehicles that use ethanol to supplement gasoline are already becoming a common sight on America’s roadways.

“Ethanol is going play a very important role in how the nation – and the world, for that matter – powers itself in the upcoming decades,” said Lonnie Ingram, University of Florida distinguished professor of microbiology and cell science and director of the Florida Center for Renewable Chemicals and Fuels. (more …)

Grants to Help UF Experts Build Carbon Sciences and Climate-Response Programs for Ag, Natural Resources Industries

Topic(s): Biocontrols, Conservation, Green Living, Honors and Appointments, Pollution, Research

Jim Jones and Tim Martin discuss the use of forests for carbon sequestration
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two new grants will enable University of Florida experts to plan an institute focused on response to climate change and launch a new center devoted to carbon sequestration. Designed to help the state’s agricultural and natural resources industries, these new programs will establish UF as the Southeast’s leading university in carbon sciences and climate-response research.

The grants, awarded earlier this month, were provided by the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, research arm of UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. (more …)

New UF Publication Aims to Help Families Manage Financial Difficulties

Topic(s): Families and Consumers, Finances

Mike Gutter poses with the booklet 'Managing in Tough Times'
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To help families struggling to make ends meet, the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has published a new bottom-line guide to personal finances. Titled “Managing in Tough Times,” the 40-page booklet is available free at county extension offices and online at fycs.ifas.ufl.edu. (more …)

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