Friday, September 2, 2011

IFAS in the news, 8/31

Good morning! Here is your mid-week IFAS news scan:

Mosquito threat emerges as season peaks, UF researchers report

Florida consumer confidence at near-record low

Researchers use acoustic tools to detect underground insects that attack grapes

Landscape program wraps up with storm-water session (Volusia)

Killer bees in Pinellas County? Absolutely!

Scallop search turns up great numbers in Pine Island Sound (Lee)

Science/U.S./local news:

AT&T plans to bring call center jobs back to U.S.

Compensation system urged for research victims

Newsweek rates Florida's colleges cheap, beautiful

Bank of America customers victimized by ATM skimmer (Pasco -- interesting trend)

USF-led group wins $11 million BP grant to study gulf oil spill

Construction, closures start on 13th Street

Just in time for football season, work completed on I-75 shoulder

Chow Now Food Truck parked for good

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