October 3, 2022

Environment

Saving hotspots of environmental diversity from destruction

The North American Coastal Plain, stretching from the Florida Keys north to Massachusetts, was recently declared a global diversity hotspot — one of the richest and most threatened reservoirs of plant and animal life on Earth.? Mike Maunder, associate dean of research engagement in the College of Arts, Sciences & Education, offers perspective on the designation. Read more »
Published on 3/22/2016

Shark attacks hit all-time high in 2015

It's the kind of record no one wants to break: the most shark attacks in a single year. But 2015 did just that, with 98 unprovoked attacks worldwide, beating the previous record of 88 set in 2000, according to the International Shark Attack File housed at the University of Florida. Read more »
Published on 2/8/2016

Flush with evidence: A study of pollution in the Indian River Lagoon

As toxic algal blooms have spread in the Indian River Lagoon in recent years, all eyes have turned to the usual suspects: Read more »
Published on 1/27/2016

Dueling over the sun

Florida voters could face competing solar power amendments in November 2016. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2015

Rooftop solar systems vs. solar farm dynamics

This article looks at the differences and benefits of homeowners installing solar panels on their roof, or utilities building solar farms. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2015

Canines detect deadly disease in historic avocado trees

FIU's International Forensic Research Institute is using canines to combat laurel wilt. Specially trained canines can detect the disease before symptoms are visible. Read more »
Published on 10/6/2015

Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC Reaches Regulatory Settlement In Florida And Louisiana

Mosaic has reached settlements with federal and state environmental agencies to resolve claims about how the company has managed certain onsite waste materials at its fertilizer manufacturing facilities in Florida and Louisiana. Read more »
Published on 10/2/2015

Week 3: Traversing Florida's Nature Coast

During Week 3, the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition team arrived at Florida's Nature Coast. Read more »
Published on 1/30/2015

Week 1: Through the Green Swamp

After leaving the Everglades Headwaters, the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition team spent the rest of the first week immersed in the Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve in Central Florida, a little known part of the state hiding within plain sight of Tampa's and Orlando's sprawling metropolitan areas. Read more »
Published on 1/16/2015

Making oyster beds

Brevard County residents are being recruited to help restore the Indian River Lagoon. Read more »
Published on 6/27/2014

Hydrogen Hopes

Bing Energy — founded on the work of FSU researchers — offers a tantalizing glimpse into a hydrogen-powered future. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2014

A new kind of hybrid

Bing Energy — founded on the work of FSU researchers — offers a tantalizing glimpse into a hydrogen-powered future. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2014

Fuel Cell Science

Bing Energy — founded on the work of FSU researchers — offers a tantalizing glimpse into a hydrogen-powered future. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2014

Buckypaper

Bing Energy — founded on the work of FSU researchers — offers a tantalizing glimpse into a hydrogen-powered future. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2014

Funding Bing Energy

Bing Energy — founded on the work of FSU researchers — offers a tantalizing glimpse into a hydrogen-powered future. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2014

Dark Lightning - Joseph Dwyer

Professor of physics and space sciences, Florida Institute of Technology Read more »
Published on 5/27/2014

Cashing in at BP's expense

Are businesses in Florida taking money they don't deserve from an oil spill settlement program, or did BP just rush into an agreement it now regrets? Read more »
Published on 4/30/2014

Wet Suits: Scuba diving lawyers

David Black was 7 the first time he saw someone pull on a wet suit and jump into the Atlantic Ocean. Read more »
Published on 12/20/2013

The St. Joe Co. announces an agreement to sell 382,834 acres

The St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE) today announced that it has entered into a sales agreement with AgReserves, Inc., a Utah corporation, to sell approximately 382,834 acres of its timberland and rural land in Northwest Florida for $565 million. Read more »
Published on 11/7/2013

By the numbers: Paying for solar energy at a home or business

How long does it take to break even? Read more »
Published on 11/4/2013

Business Profile: Mr. Solar

As one of just a handful of trained solar-energy installers in Miami-Dade County, electrical contractor Kent Crook expects to reap the rewards if the PACE program booms. Read more »
Published on 11/4/2013

Homeowner finds going green will pay for itself - eventually

A 40-year-old, 4,000-sq.-ft. ranch-style home in the Miami area can cost a lot of money to cool... Read more »
Published on 11/4/2013

PACE setters: Agencies that handle PACE programs in Florida

All of the PACE programs in Florida handle the applications from property owners and determine whether the applicants are eligible. Read more »
Published on 11/4/2013

Slow PACE for energy efficiency retrofits

A program the state approved three years ago makes it easier and cheaper for consumers and businesses to pay for energy-efficiency retrofits. Why is it taking so long to get off the ground? Read more »
Published on 11/4/2013

The Mosaic Company to acquire Florida phosphate business from CF Industries for $1.2 billion

Plus an additional $200 million to fund CF Industries' Asset Retirement Obligation Escrow Read more »
Published on 10/28/2013

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