Articles by: JoAnn Adkins

NASA returns to Aquarius with all-female crew

NASA returns to Aquarius with all-female crew

NEEMO XXIII is the first Aquarius saturation mission since 2017’s Hurricane Irma An all-female astronaut and science crew descended on […]

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Hurricane Michael on its march into the United States. Elements of this image furnished by NASA.

What Hurricane Michael taught us about preparing for this year’s hurricane season

As part of an op-ed series, FIU News shares the expertise and diverse perspectives of members of the university community. In […]

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U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse from Rhode Island met with FIU's Mike Heithaus and James Fourqurean during the 17th Annual Ocean Awards Gala at Capitol Hill Oceans Week in Washington D.C.

Scientists make waves in D.C. at Capitol Hill Oceans Week

Marine scientists Mike Heithaus and James Fourqurean hope to turn scientific solutions into policy for the world’s oceans. The marine […]

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hundrets of glass eels (anguilla anguilla), baby of eel

New DNA test stops illegal shipment of endangered eels

Researchers have developed a new method to identify illegally trafficked European eels, and it has already led to the arrest […]

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Life-saving storm surge modeling deployed in Hispaniola

Life-saving storm surge modeling deployed in Hispaniola

The island of Hispaniola, a frequent target of hurricanes, is now armed with an operational system to improve early warnings […]

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Shark Bay, Australia

Heatwave devastates wildlife populations in World Heritage Site

Large numbers of dugongs, sea snakes and other marine animals disappeared from the UNESCO World Heritage Site Shark Bay, Western […]

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FIU scientists have been working in the Everglades for decades, providing baseline data and research to advance management, restoration and conservation efforts of the fragile ecosystem.

Multi-university effort to investigate Glades water quality

State water managers have set aside $4.1 million for FIU, University of Florida and Florida Gulf Coast University to study water issues […]

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Bacteria Streptococcus thermophilus, 3D illustration. Probiotic Gram-positive spherical bacteria used in cheese and yogurt production

BSI team joins forces with Oragenics in search for new antibiotics

A biophysics team led by Prem Chapagain and Bernard Gerstman has joined forces with Oragenics Inc. in an effort that […]

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This frog is dying of a heart attack because of chytrid fungus in its environment in the high Andes.

World’s frogs under assault by lone pathogenic killer, scientists say

A single fungal disease has wiped out at least 90 species of amphibians and had devastating effects on hundreds more, […]

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Aedes aegypti can spread  the Zika virus

Scientists discover how mosquitoes zero in on our sweat

Finding creates roadmap for repellent design, population control Just like fresh-baked cookies or sizzling bacon is to us, the scent […]

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Woman using smartphone in bed

Nonconsensual porn is a growing threat among young adults

One out of every 12 respondents in a nationwide survey say they have been victims of nonconsensual pornography. The findings […]

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Report calls for more science to negate CO2 emissions

Report calls for more science to negate CO2 emissions

Technologies that remove carbon dioxide from the air must play a major role in mitigating climate change, according to a […]

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FIU scientist discovers potentially harmful algal bloom in Keys canal

FIU scientist discovers potentially harmful algal bloom in Keys canal

A bloom of a harmful algal species that causes a different red tide than what is currently affecting Florida’s east […]

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Monitoring buoy deployed to test water quality near Haulover Inlet

Monitoring buoy deployed to test water quality near Haulover Inlet

Scientists have deployed a research buoy near FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus to monitor conditions in light of the recent red […]

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Scientists find plant-eating sharks

Scientists find plant-eating sharks

The bonnethead shark has finally been outed for what it truly is — an omnivore! Gone are the stereotypical characterizations […]

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