Articles by: Evelyn S. Gonzalez

Brian Machovina uses COREYAK to feel better after an entire work-day spent at a desk.

Stay fit this new year with COREYAK

The creators of Yonanas have just released their latest invention, and it’s perfect for those wanting to get moving on […]

Les Standiford's "The Man Who Invented Christmas" is being adapted for film starring Dan Stevens, left, as a young Charles Dickens, right.

Les Standiford didn’t invent Christmas, but he knows who did

Charles Dickens self-published A Christmas Carol in 1843 in a desperate attempt to save his struggling writing career. The book […]

Best books to give as last-minute holiday gifts

Best books to give as last-minute holiday gifts

With final exams, work and family commitments piling up this month, chances are you might have put off your holiday […]

The American anole, or the green anole, is the only native species of anole found in Florida.

Biologist rounds up lizards on the loose

Lizards are on the loose in South Florida and FIU biologist James Stroud needs local middle schoolers to help him […]

Viviana Mazzei

Algae give freshwater clues in the face of sea level rise

Sea level rise is a monumental threat, but one FIU biologist is tracking levels using one of the Florida Everglades’ […]

American Alligator in the Florida Everglades

Alligators dig change

Alligators are one of the Florida Everglades’ most famous predators. They sit at the top of the food chain and […]

John Kominoski (R) performs maintenance on a water pump as part of a study on the ability of streams to support aquatic life. Credit: Jon Benstead/University of Alabama

Collaboration helps solve environmental global concerns

Researchers from around the world often struggle with similar challenges, but by coming together to share their experiences, they are […]

Florida's mangroves move inland to keep up with salt water intrusion caused by sea level rise.

Everglades mangroves worth billions in fight against climate change

When it comes to storing carbon, scientists have put a price tag on the value of mangroves in Everglades National […]

Mangroves at sunset in the Shark River before the 2010 cold event. Photo by Jennifer Rehage, Florida International University.

Cold spells chill tropical species

Two cold spells, two years apart, in two subtropical regions of the world have given scientists clues to what happens […]

Researchers shed light on Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Researchers shed light on Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

It has been six years since the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill dumped millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf […]

Andy Strycharski hates semicolons and other cautionary tales

Andy Strycharski hates semicolons and other cautionary tales

Let’s eat grandma. Let’s eat, grandma. Punctuation. It’s a little thing that can make the difference between inviting grandma to […]

Protected areas can’t keep rising temperatures out

Protected areas can’t keep rising temperatures out

Protected areas can stop people from cutting and burning trees in the Amazon, but they can’t keep rising temperatures out. […]

Arrrr! Pirate speak be but a myth. Ye’ve been warned.

Arrrr! Pirate speak be but a myth. Ye’ve been warned.

Shiver me timbers, matey. It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Every year, people throughout the world pay homage to […]

FIU geoscientist Gren Draper holds up his favorite rock, the Blueschist rock that set his career in motion.

Geologists get a rocky start

It’s National Collect Rocks Day, so FIU News reached out to faculty members in the Department of Earth and Environment […]

FIU biology professor Phil Stoddard (left) and University of Miami geologist Harold Wanless (right) are recognized by Politico Magazine's Politico 50 list for their commitment to educating the public on sea level rise. Photo by Josh Ritchie for Politico Magazine.

Stoddard named to Politico 50

Sea level rise is as much a political issue as a scientific one. Philip Stoddard understands this well. He is […]