Posts tagged with: "Earth and Environment"

FIU Emeritus Professor Walter Goldberg and his wife, Rosalie's gift has led to the establishment of a professorship of tropical ecology in the College of Arts, Sciences & Education.

Florida couple establishes professorship for tropical ecology

A professorship of tropical ecology has been established in the College of Arts, Sciences & Education at FIU thanks to […]

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This eclogite xenolith was among the 500 pound donation FIU geologist Stephen Haggerty donated to the Smithsonian Institution. Photo Courtesy Smithsonian Institution

When the Smithsonian wants your rocks, you don’t say No

The Smithsonian Institution wanted Stephen Haggerty’s rock collection. “Who in their right mind would say no?” was the FIU geologist’s […]

Students from Kinloch Park Middle School and volunteers unveil the new Urban K Garden at a ribbon cutting event at the school.

Cultivating hope in Little Havana

Growing up in an underserved community, David Riera learned about the power of gardening. Now he wants teens to reap […]

Daniela Leal

My internship at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Name: Daniela Leal Hometown: Miami, Florida Major: Environmental Studies  Where did you intern? What did you do there? I intern at the […]

Fulbright Fellows from FIU ready to tackle global challenges.

Fulbright Fellows tackle international concerns

Jennifer Gil-Acevedo and Hector Peguero are both from Puerto Rico. They both decided to pursue degrees at FIU. And they […]

FIU fish ecologist Jennifer Rehage (center) poses with colleagues from Bonefish Tarpon & Trust and the University of Havana in Las Salinas, Cuba, one of the Caribbean's most prominent fishing sites. Photo by Richard Kern.

To understand bonefish look south. And north.

Anglers in South Florida are catching fewer bonefish. FIU scientists believe answers could be found in Cuba. Bonefish eggs float […]

Everglades National Park

Researcher is thirsty for sustainable Everglades

Small-scale droughts can have big effects on the Florida Everglades. Ph.D. student Anteneh Abiy is digging deep into these abnormally […]

FIU environmental studies student Chloe Vorseth is conducting research to inform Everglades restoration policy and implementation.

Engaging residents for faster Everglades restoration

Chloe Vorseth wants to speed up Everglades restoration. Vorseth, an FIU environmental studies student, is examining what people know about […]

People are willing to pay more to protect Everglades when they know these two things

People are willing to pay more to protect Everglades when they know these two things

People are willing to pay up to $18 annually for the next 10 years to avoid restrictions on how and […]

Everglades needs more fresh water to fight salt water intrusion

Everglades needs more fresh water to fight salt water intrusion

As sea levels continue to rise, more areas of the coastal Everglades will be susceptible to salt water intrusion, according […]

Hydropower development alters the Amazon, researchers find

Hydropower development alters the Amazon, researchers find

The Andean Amazon is being rapidly altered by a wave of hydropower development and the consequences have been underestimated, according […]

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FIU becomes Knight of the Rural Development Merit Order of Burkina Faso

FIU becomes Knight of the Rural Development Merit Order of Burkina Faso

The Grand Chancery Order of the Office of the President of Burkina Faso has recognized FIU as a Knight of […]

Source: National Hurricane Center
*Hurricane locations as of September 8, 2017, 2 a.m. EDT

Hurricanes and earthquakes: Can one predict the other?

When three major hurricanes and just as many powerful earthquakes happen at around the same time, as they did in […]

Kevin Castillo

FIUteach student ready to fill a void

Kevin Castillo wants to teach where he’s needed most. He wants to teach science in high school. He wants to […]

Flooded streets in Arch Creek-North Miami. Photo by Shadaina Dessalines.

New flood risk identified by FIU researcher

As South Florida raises groundwater levels to fight salt water intrusion, the threat of flooding from within will only increase, […]