Posts tagged with: "Earth and Environment"

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 […]

My internship at Mystic Aquarium and the University of Connecticut

My internship at Mystic Aquarium and the University of Connecticut

Name: Catherine Guinovart Hometown: Key Largo, Fla. Major: Sustainability and the Environment   Where did you intern? I participated in an […]

My internship at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

My internship at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Name: Andrea Benitez Hometown: Miami, FL Major: Environmental Studies Where did you intern? I interned at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, in partnership […]

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

FIU experts are available to discuss various issues surrounding hurricanes and their aftermath. The list of experts will be continuously […]

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Florida couple establishes professorship for tropical ecology

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 […]