Posts tagged with: "Earth and Environment"

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 […]

Hong Liu (left) and her students Haydee Borerro (center) and Jason Downing (right) conduct research in the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park in 2014.

Ecologist suggests wild approach to selling threatened plants

Selling plants could save them from extinction. The key is growing them in their natural habitats, not on private properties […]

Flooding was among the major impacts when Hurricane Harvey struck Texas in 2017.

Flooding, storm surge as destructive as a hurricane’s winds

  When hurricanes and powerful storms threaten land, people typically focus on wind speed. That could be a mistake. Damage […]

Miami - September 12, 2017: Workers clean up Ocean Drive, the historic Art Deco seafront street in South Beach, after the city was damaged in Hurricane Irma.

Tools being developed to improve response times in disasters

A research team led by FIU is trying to remove the chaos from responses when natural disasters strike. The team, […]

Sean Brown

My internship at the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Name: Sean Brown Hometown: Miami, Fla. Major: Sustainability and the Environment with a certificate in Agroecology Where did you intern? At the […]

Our researchers can’t work without their…

Our researchers can’t work without their…

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