Environment

The world’s rarest species — both plants and animals — contribute disproportionally to the ecosystems where they reside, according to research published this week. This new information is changing how scientists view rare species, many of which are on the brink of extinction. An international team of researchers, including FIU botanist Christopher Baraloto, is answering the question of just how important these rare species really are.
Partners with VIP Sports Celebs and introduces new and innovative products.  The Florida Department of Transportation’s DRIVE IT HOME … KEEP OUR PARADISE LITTER-FREE campaign continues to elevate the dialogue about litter prevention on the state’s highways and roadsides in an exceptional way. From their joining forces with some of the state’s most notable VIP sports celebrities, to their design and development of creative products and services, the campaign’s efforts are making great strides.
Essential for life, water is the most important resource on the planet, and also one of the most imperiled. FIU has launched the Institute of Water and Environment to address global water issues and broader challenges impacting the environment. It brings together some of the university’s top centers and programs to expand research and community engagement opportunities in the face of growing environmental threats.
Senator Anitere Flores has called for a Select Committee to be created by the State Legislature to address recent findings of potential contamination to the Biscayne Bay Aquifer. “This is a potentially serious environmental and health hazard for people across South Dade and the Florida Keys. I want to make sure that the state is doing everything in its power to protect the water supply that is so vital to our state.” said Senator Flores.
Thanks to community activist and new board member, Valencia Gunder, the TACOLCY Center hosted its first of many to come Liberty City Community Climate Forums. Organized by The CLEO Institute and supported in part by The Miami Foundation, this forum – held last Saturday, March 19, 2016 – was awesome. With the overall theme being, “Changes are coming to our Liberty City community,” the discussion focused on gentrification, climate change and awareness, and most importantly emergency preparedness.
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