Posts tagged with: "Sea Level Solutions Center"

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 […]

Scenic bay view from Oleta River State Park in North Miami Beach.

South Florida’s natural ecosystems can provide affordable protection from chronic flooding

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

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 […]

Ben Wilson and Shelby Servais are among the latest crop of National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Science Policy Fellows.

Science policy fellows tackle Gulf of Mexico

Shelby Servais and Ben Wilson both earned degrees at FIU. Both did research in the Florida Everglades. And they are […]

Coping with rising seas requires lots of money, cooperation

Coping with rising seas requires lots of money, cooperation

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

As the sea rises, South Florida’s low-income residents face the most risk

As the sea rises, South Florida’s low-income residents face the most risk

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

As seas rise, South Floridians will get thirsty before they get wet

As seas rise, South Floridians will get thirsty before they get wet

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

Jayantha Obeysekera

Obeysekera takes the helm of the FIU Sea Level Solutions Center

Jayantha Obeysekera has been named director of the FIU Sea Level Solutions Center. He will lead the research, education and outreach hub […]

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Clean water and water bubbles in blue

FIU and UNESCO tackle global water issues

To address address local, national and global water security issues, FIU and UNESCO have partnered to establish the UNESCO Chair on […]

Florida's mangroves move inland to keep up with salt water intrusion caused by sea level rise.

South Florida mangroves are on a death march, marking a new era for Earth

Mangroves running for their lives may have just hit the end of the road. The problem is so clear, it […]

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 […]

Coastal geologist Randall Parkinson

Are wetlands at risk as seas rise? Long-term data is key

Are wetlands keeping pace with sea level rise? Some researchers believe they are not, creating concern for coastal areas that […]