• Foundation Grantee is Runner-Up for the 2016 Indianapolis Prize

    [Editors Note:  Dr. Amanda Vincent was a runner-up in this competition.  Dr. Vincent is a recent recipient of a grant from the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation, focusing on Seahorse Distribution and Marine Conservation in Biscayne National Park. By Matt Adams, Web Producer Note:  This article was originally published on cbs4indy.com INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Carl Jones […]

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  • The biggest coral reef in the continental U.S. is dissolving into the ocean

    By Chelsea Harvey  May 4th, 2016 The long-suffering Florida coral reef tract — the largest reef in the continental U.S. and third-largest barrier reef ecosystem in the world — may have bigger problems than anyone thought, according to new research from the University of Miami and Florida International University. Scientists have discovered that part of the […]

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  • Climate Change Special Report from the University of Miami

    April 26, 2016 – For Immediate Release From the Desk of University of Miami President Julio Frenk, M.D., Ph.D.: “Knowing that issues related to the environment are important to you, I wanted to share a new University of Miami Climate Change Special Report. This is an area where the University of Miami is uniquely positioned […]

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  • Cuyahoga Valley park seeking scientists, volunteers for May 20-21 2016 BioBlitz

    [Editors Note:  this article originally appeared on ohio.com on April 25, 2016] By Bob Downing Beacon Journal staff writer The Cuyahoga Valley National Park is preparing to inventory its flora and fauna on May 20-21, and it needs lots of help. More than 80 local scientists and 1,200 volunteers are expected to participate in the […]

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  • Unnatural Selection What will it take to save the world’s reefs and forests?

    [Editors Note:  This article originally appreared in The New Yorker for the April 18, 2016 issue] By Elizabeth Kolbert Ruth Gates fell in love with the ocean while watching TV. When she was in elementary school, she would sit in front of “The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau,” mesmerized. The colors, the shapes, the diversity […]

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  • [Editors Note:  This article originally appeared in the Canton Repository on January 29, 2016] January 29, 2016 By Jessica Holbrook A group of students launched the Garage — officially the Walsh University Innovation Center — this week. Housed in the back of the Katherine Drexel House, the innovation center gives students the space to turn […]

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  • ‘Super Corals’ Could Survive Warming Oceans

    (This article originally appeared on news.discovery.com on November 30, 2015) By Lori Cuthbert If you go to a tropical paradise this winter, you’ll likely snorkel on the local coral reef. If you do, take a good look, because those corals might not be around for much longer as warmer ocean temperatures kill them off. Scientists […]

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  • When the Tea Party Met the Sea Party

    [Editors Note:  This article orginally appeared on the Huffington Post website on November 18, 2015] By David Helvarg So what do conservative Reps. Curt Clawson of Florida and Mark Sanford of South Carolina, liberal Rep. Sam Farr of California, climate activist Bill McKibben, a former petroleum engineer, an evangelical minister and a surfer all have […]

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  • How we are all contributing to the destruction of coral reefs: Sunscreen

    [Editors Note:  This article originally appeared in the Washington Post on October 20, 2015] By Darryl Fears The sunscreen that snorkelers, beachgoers and children romping in the waves lather on for protection is killing coral and reefs around the globe. And a new study finds that a single drop in a small area is all […]

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  • Hawaii to experience worst-ever coral bleaching due to high ocean temperatures

    [Editor’s Note:  Dr. Ruth Gates is involved in a Herbert W. Hoover Foundation funded initiative to use evidence-based research to measure the coastal health of areas around the world.] HONOLULU (AP) — Warmer-than-normal ocean temperatures around Hawaii this year will likely lead to the worst coral bleaching the islands have ever seen, scientists said Friday. […]

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