Posts tagged with: "Institute of Water and Environment"

Wetlands hold the key to cutting emissions

Wetlands hold the key to cutting emissions

A team of scientists has identified more ways to mitigate climate change. Restoring coastal wetlands, rewetting drained soils, preventing erosion […]

Jayantha Obeysekera

Sea level rise expert appointed to climate science institute

FIU Sea Level Solutions Center Director Jayantha Obeysekera has been appointed co-director/chair of the Florida Climate Institute. The Florida Climate […]

Nature offers most cost-effective solution for climate change

Nature offers most cost-effective solution for climate change

U.S. wetlands, forests and agricultural lands could absorb traffic emissions Restoring seagrass meadows, mangrove forests and salt marshes could play […]

An aerial photo shows peat soil collapse in the Florida Everglades. Photo by Stephen Davis, The Everglades Foundation.

Everglades needs more freshwater to combat peat soil collapse

More saltwater in the Everglades could make climate change worse, a new FIU study found. Some parts of the Everglades […]

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 […]

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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Adding sand to beaches is a short-term way of fighting erosion. New research suggests that nourishing beaches may become too expensive in the long run.

Hurricanes remind us sand is not a renewable resource

As beachside communities begin rebuilding in the wake of two catastrophic hurricane impacts on the United States, they should ask […]

Hurricane Michael approaches Florida's Panhandle. Photo Courtesy: NOAA

What hurricanes mean for red tide

Hurricane Michael is likely to affect the Florida red tide bloom. What’s not yet clear is how. Michael was a […]

Panel explores effects of red tide on Florida

Panel explores effects of red tide on Florida

Red tide continues to be a source of concern for Florida, according to FIU experts. The harmful algal bloom that […]

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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Naples, USA - April 29, 2018: Florida pink, red and orange sunset in gulf of Mexico with sign for red tide dead fish algae bloom warning

FIU expert panel to discuss Florida red tide

The confirmation of a red tide in the waters off Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties – a rare occurrence on […]

Naples, USA - April 29, 2018: Florida pink, red and orange sunset in gulf of Mexico with sign for red tide dead fish algae bloom warning

Florida red tide experts list

Miami-Dade closed beaches north of the Haulover inlet Thursday morning after confirming the presence of red tide in ocean waters. Earlier […]

Massive Bald Cypress Trees in the swamp with reflection of trees on the calm water

Helping plants survive sea level rise requires tailored conservation plans

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

Professional mediation can help Everglades restoration

Professional mediation can help Everglades restoration

A broker could be the key to saving the Florida Everglades. That is one of the recommendations put forth by […]