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Scientists question Nicaraguan canal in newly released report


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.

Teacher and poet, rebel and traveler, David Menasche showed us how to live


FIU graduate David Menasche ’97 led an incredible life and inspired many. Even while battling cancer, Menasche refused to let it define him. “The cancer was going to kill me,” he wrote. “But taking drugs to prolong a life of misery was a choice. My choice.” That day began a new chapter, one in which Menasche, in his own words, would “really live.”

Pope Francis Releases Encyclical on Climate Change


Pope Francis issued a sweeping 184-page papal letter, "Laudato Si’: On the Care of our Common Home". He writes that climate change is a global problem with far reaching environmental and social consequences — especially for the poor.

Upcoming Events

Plant ID Workshop

07/03/2015 01:00 PM

Do you have a plant in your garden that you aren't familiar with? Or, perhaps are looking to find out its origins and how it came to South Florida? If so, bring your specimen to Fairchild’s Herbarium and let our scientists uncover its secrets!

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (1925) Exhibition at Wolfsonian

07/03/2015 07:00 PM

In Mrs. Dalloway, the novel on which the movie The Hours was based, Virginia Woolf details Clarissa Dalloway’s preparations for a party for which she is to be hostess, exploring the hidden springs of thought and action in one day of a woman’s life. The Wolfsonian Book Club explores literary works whose subjects are relevant to current exhibitions and collection themes.

Volunteer Day @ The FIU Nature Preserve

07/08/2015 09:00 AM

Join fellow environmentalists in making FIU’s campus even more beautiful by volunteering at the FIU Nature Preserve! Event may include: environmental education activities, trail maintenance, tree plantings, and ecological restoration.


Everglades Foundation- Environmental Engineering Senior Consultant


VERB and the Everglades Foundation are looking to retain a Senior Consultant to work on implementing the Everglades Foundation Phosphorus Prize.

Nature and Conservation Delegation to Cuba


People to People Citizen Ambassador Programs is developing a delegation focused on nature and conservation to visit Cuba from December 4-13, 2015. The delegation will explore nature and conservation in today’s Cuba, including historical perspectives, environmental history, and current sustainability efforts.

Assistant Professor Biological Sciences- Indian River State College


Open position for an assistant professor in biological sciences at Indian River State College. PhD in Biology or related area is required.