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National Academies: Gulf Research Program Announces Second Cohort of Gulf Scholar Program Institutions

The National Academies’ Gulf Research Program today announced the addition of six colleges and universities to the Gulf Scholars Program, a five-year, $12.7 million pilot program that prepares undergraduate students to address the most pressing environmental, health, energy, and infrastructure challenges in the Gulf of Mexico region.

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ABC: How climate change can affect hurricanes

A hurricane expert joins Nightline's Stephanie Ramos to explain how climate change can intensify storms, and the Red Cross's national spokesperson discusses aid efforts in the wake of Hurricane Ian.

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Vox: Hurricane Ian’s rapid intensification is a sign of the world to come

On Monday morning, Hurricane Ian had wind speeds of 75 miles per hour. Just 48 hours later, those speeds had more than doubled. On Wednesday, as the storm made landfall in southwestern Florida, Ian’s wind hit 155 mph — just shy of a Category 5 storm, the most severe category for a hurricane.

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World Grain: USDA Awards Tropical Ag Research Grants

Six universities have been awarded a total of $300,000 by the Foreign Agricultural Service of the US Department of Agriculture under the Scientific Cooperation Research Program for research and educational partnerships focused on “climate-smart” agriculture in tropical countries.

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Vox: How a Category 1 hurricane did so much damage in Puerto Rico

Parts of Puerto Rico still face severe flooding after Hurricane Fiona made landfall on the island last weekend as a Category 1 storm. It’s a dangerous situation for a territory that’s still recovering from Hurricane Maria, which tore through Puerto Rico in 2017.

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NY Daily News: NYC Education Dept. adding 850 new school safety agents for new school year

School leaders started receiving active shooter training over the summer through a partnership with Louisiana State University, and a new grading and attendance application the Education Department is rolling out this fall

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The Weather Channel: Mounds At LSU Are Oldest Known Man-Made Structures In Americas

Researchers have determined that a historic structure on the campus of Lousiana State University is the oldest known man-made structure in the Americas.

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