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The researchers want to know whether a suite of community-scale food, water and energy sectors can be effective in terms of resilience and sustainability.
Too much nitrogen and phosphorus in our waterways can lead to harmful algal blooms, like the blue-green algae blooms we observe in Lake Okeechobee.
Washed Up Oil From Deepwater Horizon Could Take More Than 30 Years to Biodegrade, FSU Researchers Say
The tarballs contain substances that are harmful to the environment and to humans. Understanding the fate of buried oil is critical.
Researchers say the increase is likely due to antibiotics entering marine environments.
Open-ocean aquaculture is an emerging approach to fish farming, and one that has the potential to be developed off Florida.
Climate Change Could Bring Short-Lived Benefits to Loggerhead Sea Turtle Populations, FSU Researchers Say
But, once temperatures heat up too much, they can have a negative impact on loggerhead survival.
The Bottlenose Dolphin Epigenetic Age Estimation Tool is much quicker and less invasive than pulling teeth.
This information will help researchers better understand how plants will respond to climate change.
Excess nitrogen from sources like improperly treated sewage and fertilizers may also be to blame.
With this new information, researchers can improve the accuracy of carbon cycle and climate change models.