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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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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.”

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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.

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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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Congratulations to Les Standiford! His 2005 novel Meet You In Hell has just met the New York Times Best Sellers list. Wanting to tell the story of the larger-than-life personalities responsible for the boom of the American steel industry, the director of the FIU Creative Writing Program published the historical nonfiction book in 2005.

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Find out what SEAS researchers have to say about hurricanes and their consequences.

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A rare discovery by an FIU geologist could radically change diamond prospecting worldwide. Researcher Stephen Haggerty recently embarked on a field trip to search for a long-elusive kimberlite pipe in the dense bush of northwestern Liberia. Kimberlite pipes are concealed geological structures that serve as the primary source of the world’s commercial diamond production.

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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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Don't miss the latest edition of the FIU Creative Writing Program's literary magazine, Gulf Stream.

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President Rosenberg blogs from China about an academic conference he attended on tropical botany co-sponsored by HU and FIU with Dr. Jennifer Richards, Dr. Hong Liu, and recently arrived Dr. Chris Baraloto, the founding director of our new International Center for Tropical Botany.

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