sustainability

Thawing permafrost feeds climate change

Carbon, held in frozen permafrost soils for tens of thousands of years, is being released as Arctic regions of the Earth warm and is further fueling global climate change, according to a Florida State University researcher. Assistant Professor of Oceanography Robert Spencer writes in Geophysical Research Letters that single-cell organisms called microbes are rapidly devouring […]

Where did the missing oil go? New study says some is sitting on the Gulf floor

After 200 million gallons of crude oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, the government and BP cleanup crews mysteriously had trouble locating all of it. Now, a new study led by Florida State University Professor of Oceanography Jeff Chanton finds that some 6 million to 10 million gallons are buried in […]

Student engineers mix science with local development in Panama

A group of Florida State student researchers is working to bring clean water to a small village in Panama. The Bahia Roja community lives on top of a mountain on the Bocas Del Toro region in Panama. On one side of the mountain are beautiful resorts and mansions. On the other side is a poor […]