On Wednesday, July 19, 2017 FIU landscape ecologist Michael Ross takes five student researchers through the Biscayne coastal wetlands where big mangroves provide coastal protection from hurricanes and other heavy storms. Before Hurricane Andrew slammed the South Florida coast and plowed across Homestead 25 years ago, a towering mangrove forest ringed Biscayne Bay. Ross research monitors the recovery on the coastal wetland habitat after Hurricane Andrew.
Former Vice President Al Gore visited Miami this week to talk to audiences after a screening of the follow-up to his Oscar-winning documentary, ‘An Inconvenient Truth.’ The sequel, ‘An Inconveniet Sequel: Truth to Power,’ opens nationwide this weekend.
A team of researchers from Chicago's Shedd Aquarium set sail from Miami this month on a research effort with the Bahamian government to find better ways to protect and manage the nation's dwindling conchs.