The perpetually ice-covered lakes in Antarctica’s McMurdo Dry Valleys preserve the dissolved remnants of black carbon from thousand-year-old wildfires as well as modern day fossil fuel use, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder. The distinctive molecular signatures can provide researchers with a glimpse into the planet’s long history of combustion. Read more here.
With a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Florida International University will establish the Center for Aquatic Chemistry and the Environment (CAChE), as part of the NSF's Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) program. Led by Todd Crowl, the Center will address the sources, transport, transformation and ecosystem responses to contaminants, pollutants and other natural stressors, under changing land-use and environmental conditions.
The Florida Everglades is a swampy wilderness the size of Delaware. In some places along the road in southern Florida, it looks like tall saw grass to the horizon, a prairie punctuated with a few twisted cypress trees. The sky is the palest blue. But because of climate change and sea level rise, the ocean is starting to seep into the swampland. If the invasion grows worse, it could drastically change the Everglades, and a way of life for millions of residents in South Florida. Read more on NPR.
Please join The CLEO Institute for the Little Haiti Town Hall Forum on Climate Change: on June 30 from 6-8pm at The New Florida Majority- Miami (8330 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL 33138). Light food will be provided. All are welcome to attend; residents, elected officials, government staff, scientists, business and community leaders, students, teachers, faith leaders...everyone wishing to participate, please come to discuss how climate change will impact our jobs, safety, homes, and lives.
The NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program has released its next federal funding opportunity (FFO-2017), which is focused on living coastal and marine resources and their habitats. The funding competition has two priorities: 1) A research priority directed at six specific areas of living coastal and marine resource research, and 2) A decision-support tool priority directed at improving the tools available for resource management. See full announcement here.
The Florida Department of Transportation's District Six in Miami is currently hiring for an Environmental Specialist III and seeks recent graduates, preferably with a degree in Environmental Science or a related field. See here for vacancy announcement of the position.
The City of Miami Beach has $60,000 in funding available for City projects that promote environmental and/or marine resource protection and/or youth environmental stewardship. They seek community-based organizations with the capacity and experience to undertake projects that encourage: restoration/enhancement of the natural environment, sustainable practices, urban forestry, water quality, wildlife awareness, volunteer/youth involvement, community partnerships, and long-term, measurable results.