Earth and Environment

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Florida’s tomato and strawberry farmers look to future amid market, climate challenges

Florida tomato and strawberry farmers are no strangers to a changing climate. They have already begun adapting to warmer temperatures through heat-resistant varieties and suitable production technology. However, can they continue to adapt to rising heat amidst other emerging factors including growing foreign competition, labor shortages and changing consumer preferences?

Don’t judge a book – or creepy crawler – by its cover

Don’t judge a book – or creepy crawler – by its cover

By Sajida Malik Warning: this will make your skin crawl! Check out 5 creepy crawlers that researchers in FIU’s Institute […]

How to celebrate a green Halloween

How to celebrate a green Halloween

By Carolina Maria Halloween might be scary, but it doesn’t have to be a scary time for the environment. Everyone […]

2021 FIU ForEverglades Scholarship Awardees

2021 FIU ForEverglades Scholarship Awardees

The Everglades Foundation recently announced the 2021 winners of its prestigious ForEverglades Scholarships and Fellowships. This year, six of the […]

Hispanic heritage drives students’ passion for science

Hispanic heritage drives students’ passion for science

By Taylor Gutierrez In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, FIU Institute of Environment graduate students highlighted how their Latin […]

Small plastics can lead to a big problem

Small plastics can lead to a big problem

By Taylor Gutierrez Our coastal and wetland ecosystems are facing very real pollution threats from an invader so tiny, it […]

From Minnesota to Miami, student studies mangroves during REU program

From Minnesota to Miami, student studies mangroves during REU program

By Maria Gabriela Gonzalez Starchek  An AP biology course introduced Kyle Wong to the intricacies of ecology and microbiology. It […]

Undergrads across the U.S. join unique coastal environmental research experience at FIU

Undergrads across the U.S. join unique coastal environmental research experience at FIU

A lucky group of undergraduates from across the nation had the summer of a lifetime exploring the iconic coastal ecosystems […]

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CASE Summer 2021 Real Triumphs Graduates

A diverse group of men and women in background, nationality, interests and ambitions, these individuals are shining examples of what […]

Graduate student awarded fellowship to study how mangroves react to coastal hazards

Graduate student awarded fellowship to study how mangroves react to coastal hazards

By Paola Burgos-Carrasquillo Mangroves are not indestructible but have been known to stand their ground in hurricanes. It’s that resilience […]