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UF/CALS biology adviser among emergency animal rescue team responding to Hurricane Irma aftermath

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Prior to a hurricane’s landfall, families are reminded to include pets in their disaster plans. But often times protecting larger animals or finding pet-friendly shelters can be difficult and these animals may need to be rescued after the storm. The University of Florida Veterinary Emergency Treatment Service (UF VETS) associated with the UF/IFAS College of Veterinary Medicine comes to these animals’ aid. The UF VETS

Florida Sea Grant helps Keys lobstermen get back on feet after Irma

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Hurricane Irma has had a major impact on Florida’s largest commercial fishery, displacing and damaging tens of thousands of spiny lobster traps in the Florida Keys. Florida Sea Grant is helping lobstermen by quickly locating the traps lost during Hurricane Irma -- a move that will help an industry worth $150 million in the Keys, according to Bill Kelly, executive director of the Florida Keys Commercial Fisherman

UF professors to lead $15 million grant project to turn seed into jet fuel

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- With help from University of Florida researchers, pilots will—in the future—fly jets with fuel made from a tiny seed grown in the Southeast. Besides helping the environment and boosting the economy as a source of renewable fuel, the seed can also be used to produce valuable bioproducts and feed for livestock. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture awarded researchers with the

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