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February

Dr. Tiffany Troxler & Dr. Evelyn Gaiser,showcased their research, presenting on the challenges, opportunities and new strategies for the Water-Energy-Climate Nexus.

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Dr. Henry O. Briceno interviewed by the Miami Herald on climate fixes for rising seas.

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March

Congratulations Dr. Kominoski for publishing in Science Magazine!

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April

Dr. Tiffany Troxler's class and their efforts to minimize herbicide application in local canals in South Miami have been featured on the Miami Herald.

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Dr. Henry Briceño has been featured in the Kwait Times for his research into the effects of sea level rise on Miami Beach. Dr. Briceño is a researcher at SERC at Florida International University.

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The Florida Everglades is one of the most unique natural resources in the world, with an abundance of wildlife found nowhere else. SEAS researchers and their efforts in the Everglades were featured in a short documentary on the Fusion Network.

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A two-part show on the effects of sea level rise on Turkey Point nuclear generating station aired on Al Jazeera America featuring FIU’s Pete Harlem Phillip Stoddard.

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May

FIU researchers have teamed up with conservationist and TV personality Jeff Corwin to share their mission of protecting the Florida Everglades on the latest installment of “Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin.”

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SERC's presentation at Deering Estate on May 26, 2015 on the NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates program.

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Dozens of FIU researchers were on hand at eMerge Americas May 1-5, 2015 to showcase the latest technology developed at the university, including some that promise to change the way health care is delivered.

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June

A group of international scientists have released their findings about a proposed trans-isthmus shipping canal in Nicaragua, raising concerns about environmental impact and lack of information.

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Comments from an international panel of experts, recently convened by FIU and SERC to discuss the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment for the proposed trans-oceanic shipping canal across Nicaragua, has been released, together with a short Press Release. Please click title for details.

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A new outreach program developed by faculty members, Mahadev Bhat and Krish Jayachandran, in the Department of Earth and Environment aims to enhance the sustainability of farm operations of veterans, socially disadvantaged, and new farmers in South Florida.

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Compact Currents is a quarterly e-newsletter by the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact highlighting the progress of the Compact, and the counties and municipalities in Southeast Florida.

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July

Dr. Henry Briceño was interviewed for the online newspaper The Globe and Mail on sea level rise and the future of Miami.

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In a study commissioned by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to address the growing number of butterflies going extinct, FIU-SERC researcher Dr. Gary Rand found two common chemicals used in spraying were toxic to butterflies at amounts typically used to control mosquitoes.

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September

Congratulations to Gus Brugger, 8th grade student from Sebastian River Middle School, for receiving first place in the regional science fair in Indian River County. Gus's winning project looked at the effect of different source waters on phytoplankton growth.

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Bonefish catches are on the decline, and researchers in the FIU Southeast Environmental Research Center are trying to get to the bottom of this concerning trend.

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Do you have experience working in the Everglades and want to turn your education into action? We invite you to join former U.S. Senator and Florida Governor Bob Graham, for a special workshop that will empower you to become personally involved in advancing Everglades restoration through active citizenship.

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With rising seas threatening coastal communities all across the world, FIU has launched the Sea Level Solutions Center to help people understand, adapt and persevere.

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This year at TEDxFIU, eight talks will inspire the audience to always move forward – innovating and giving. Southeast Environmental Research Center Director Todd Crowl has been selected as one of the speakers on November 5.

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Ten projects to improve the health of the Gulf and fortify its ecosystems has been funded by the U.S. Treasury Department from Deepwater Horizon oil spill penalties. FIU's Dr. Kevin Boswell will be carrying out a study on informing fishery-independent reef fish surveys through advanced survey techniques.

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This November, FIU scientists will board Aquarius to conduct the first experiment to date to quantify how sharks affect the behavior of coral reef fishes. In conjunction with the mission, FIU is launching the Teacher Under the Sea Initiative. We are soliciting applications from K-12 teachers around the world to become mission outreach specialists for the November mission.

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October

Miami Beach has put into action an aggressive and expensive plan to combat the effects of sea level rise. FIU SERC researcher Dr. Henry Briceño is working with the City to assess the water quality in Biscayne Bay that is being pumped back in due to sea level rise.

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Nearly 50 participants — including FIU students, alumni and staff, and representatives from the public, private and nonprofit sectors — listened to presentations from Everglades science, restoration, policy and litigation experts.

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The marine scientist Kevin Boswell was recently awarded a grant by the Florida Institute of Oceanography’s Florida RESTORE Act Centers of Excellence Program to study deep reef fish communities impacted by the oil spill. He was one of 10 researchers from across the state selected to help improve the health of the Gulf of Mexico and fortify its ecosystems through his research.

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November

Five FIU faculty members were honored and inducted into the Cleo Institute’s Leadership Circle on Thursday, November 12 including SERC's Henry Briceno and Pete Harlem.

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Miami Beach is gorgeous and it’s booming. And it’s on the front line of climate change and sea level rise. How does all that go together? Maybe it does. Maybe it doesn’t. FIU researcher Henry Briceno shares his expertise on the subject.

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December

Follow Ryan Stoa — a Senior Scholar with FIU’s College of Law, who recently attended the climate talks in Paris — as he breaks down the last days of COP21

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