Posts tagged with: "Earth and Environment"

A new Rx for what ails South Florida’s beaches

A new Rx for what ails South Florida’s beaches

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

Ph.D. student Haydee Borrero studying orchids in Everglades National Park.

A fly in Cuba could be a canary in a coal mine for climate change

FIU researchers have for the first time found fly larvae that feast on the rare Mule Ear Orchid in Cuba, […]

4 students to embark on Arctic mission through Northwest Passage

4 students to embark on Arctic mission through Northwest Passage

Four FIU students will embark on a three-week expedition through the Arctic Ocean’s Northwest Passage later this summer. The students […]

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FIU 2018 hurricane experts

FIU 2018 hurricane experts

The 2018 hurricane season officially begins today. FIU experts are available to discuss various issues surrounding hurricanes and their aftermath. […]

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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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