Category: Florida Atlantic University

STUDY: Environmental Disaster Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill’s Dramatic Effect on Stingrays

It has been almost a decade since the Deepwater Horizon Oil spill. Described as the worst environmental disaster in the United States, nearly 5 million barrels of crude oil oozed into the Gulf of Mexico, severely degrading the marine ecosystem immediately surrounding the spill site and directly impacting coastal habitats along 1,773 kilometers of shoreline.

STUDY: Florida Atlantic University Reveals Hurricane Preparedness in 67 Florida Counties

A study released today by Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions (CUES) found that the vast majority of counties in the Florida Panhandle were less prepared for emergency evacuation compared to the rest of the state.

REAL ESTATE WATCH: U.S. Housing Markets Moving From Ownership Territory Into Rent Territory

U.S. housing markets, when viewed as a whole, are now in rent territory, meaning renting and reinvesting, on average, will outperform owning and building equity in terms of wealth creation, according to the latest national index produced by Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University faculty.