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On Earth Day, UF Researchers Say Conserve Water Now or Pay the Price Later

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida residents are using more and more water every day, leaving future Floridians with more expensive options to meet anticipated needs, according to University of Florida researchers. Earth Day, April 22, is a great time to start conserving water. “Water is a natural resource, and if we don’t take care of it we will really struggle to leave something for our future generations,” said Jim Fletcher, a UF Institute

UF Leads Trend to Open Food Businesses with Workshops

FELLSMERE, Fla. – Kimberly and George Vecchio wanted to reinvent their 20-acre farm near Vero Beach from mostly animals to produce so they could start a food business. Though George had been a gourmet chef for more than 20 years, they didn’t know how to start the new enterprise. “We didn’t know what questions to ask, or even where to start, even though George has a passion for food,” Kimberly said. “We had already constructed a

Malaria parasite makes fawns of white-tailed deer susceptible to diseases and death

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- More than one in five fawns of white-tailed deer – the most economically important big-game mammal in the United States – can contract a malaria parasite, making fawns susceptible to diseases and death, new University of Florida research shows. The study builds on research from the Smithsonian’s National Zoo published in 2016 that showed 25 percent of white-tailed deer are infected with a malaria parasite known as

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