Posts tagged with: "Earth and Environment"

Dinosaurs and a meteor falling from the sky in back background.

Scientists unearth clues to seismic event on day the dinosaurs died

A discovery confirms the meteor strike that likely wiped out dinosaurs produced tsunami-like waves reaching what is now North Dakota, […]

Our researchers can’t work without…

Our researchers can’t work without…

Researchers go into the field sometimes with just a backpack, other times with suitcases full of gear. Some tools can […]

Everglades scholar brings together stakeholders for common-sense restoration

Everglades scholar brings together stakeholders for common-sense restoration

Chloe Vorseth wants to make Everglades restoration practical. The FIU environmental studies master’s student is working to identify the most economically, […]

Students create water purification startup

Students create water purification startup

How do you get your water? You probably have a water fountain nearby and the tap at home or even […]

Wuying Lin and other Homeward Bound participants from China completed a month-long leadership development program in Antarctica.

Pew marine fellow visits Antarctica

Wuying Lin felt lost at home. So she went to Antarctica for a reboot. Through Homeward Bound, a program for women […]

It’s time to ratchet up bonefish conservation, FIU scientists say

It’s time to ratchet up bonefish conservation, FIU scientists say

Anglers are catching fewer bonefish in South Florida. FIU scientists say there are many factors that could be behind the […]

Researcher tracks feisty gamefish for conservation

Researcher tracks feisty gamefish for conservation

Carissa Gervasi wants to help Florida’s recreational fishing industry. Anglers love to catch crevalle jack because they are big, move […]

FIU, Walmart Foundation to help farmers respond to changing climate

FIU, Walmart Foundation to help farmers respond to changing climate

FIU is working to help build stronger agricultural systems in the face of climate change. Florida is the nation’s largest […]

Student environmentalist urges: Don’t trash your apple cores, banana peels and cafecito grounds!

Student environmentalist urges: Don’t trash your apple cores, banana peels and cafecito grounds!

Starting a compost pile helps save the planet Ugo Angeletti likes to get his hands on the grimy stuff. The […]

My internship at the City of Miami Beach

My internship at the City of Miami Beach

Name: Alex Alm Hometown: Miami, Fla. Major: Environmental Studies with a major in Natural Resource Sciences Where did you intern? I interned […]

How to take care of holiday poinsettias

How to take care of holiday poinsettias

Nothing can spread holiday cheer quite like a vibrant and festive poinsettia. Poinsettias grown by students in FIU’s Agroecology Program […]

FIU receives $1 million for geoscience scholarships

FIU receives $1 million for geoscience scholarships

FIU is looking for a few good students to become geoscientists. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is providing FIU with […]

dramatic sunset on the sky and coal power plant factory

Tax to slow down greenhouse gas emissions gains support

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

FIU 2018 Political Experts

FIU 2018 Political Experts

Florida International University has several experts on local, state, national and international politics, as well as other fields, available to […]

Hurricane Michael approaches the Florida Panhandle. Courtesy: NOAA

Hurricane Michael intensifies as it approaches landfall

Hurricane Michael continued to intensify as it made landfall off the coast of Panama City, Fla. FIU meteorologist Haiyan Jiang […]