Tag Archive: Climate

Finding Common Ground on Climate Change

This solar-powered bicycle rental facility provides a healthy alternative to driving around a large city. Photo credit: Carrie Stevenson, UF IFAS Extension Climate change is one of those topics that most people don’t want to think much about. It can be overwhelming, it can be controversial, and it can be downright frightening. A year ago, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/07/14/finding-common-ground-on-climate-change/

National Estuaries Week! – Sea Level Rise and Climate Change

  This area along Florida’s east coast is experiencing coastal flooding.Photo: University of Florida As we come towards the end of National Estuaries Week we will now look at some issues our estuaries are facing. Sea level rise is one that generates a variety of responses from the public. For some it is of concern, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/09/23/national-estuaries-week-sea-level-rise-and-climate-change/

Our Changing Climate Could Favor Exotic Species

As Florida’s natural climate variability becomes more amplified over the coming decades and today’s unseasonable extremes become the norm, some native plant species will become less competitive. Our native flora could become even less effective in pushing back against invasive exotic species that tend to be opportunistic, devoid of natural pests and diseases in this country, and …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/05/22/our-changing-climate-could-favor-exotic-species/

North Florida Climate Will Soon Favor Fairy Rings

Soil temperatures and weather conditions are becoming favorable for the development of fairy ring in the landscape. Most commonly observed as a circular ring of mushroom growing on lawns and gardens, the ring of mushroom growth, termed “fairy ring”, has its origin in fairy-tale and superstition. However, it is the result of various basidiomycete fungi …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/06/17/north-florida-climate-will-soon-favor-fairy-rings/

SE Fall Climate Outlook: Neutral

Severe freezes that can impact citrus and other winter crops are more likely this year. Studies have shown that of the dozen or so catastrophic freezes that have impacted the Florida citrus industry since the late 1800’s, nearly all of them have occurred during times of Neutral conditions in the Pacific. David Zierden, Florida State …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/10/19/se-fall-climate-outlook-neutral/