coral reef http://wlrn.org en Getting Your Head Around Climate Change Through Music http://wlrn.org/post/getting-your-head-around-climate-change-through-music <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s often said that life influences art. And for composer Carson </span>Kievman<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, life in low-lying South Florida led to a symphony about climate change.</span></p><p>Kievman was composer-in-residence for the Florida Philharmonic during the 1990s, and he now runs the SoBe Institute of the Arts in Miami Beach. But the idea for his symphony, titled “Biodiversity,” came from a scientist at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 20075 at http://wlrn.org Getting Your Head Around Climate Change Through Music This Scientist Aims High To Save The World's Coral Reefs http://wlrn.org/post/scientist-aims-high-save-worlds-coral-reefs Most scientists find a topic that interests them and keep digging deeper and deeper into the details. But <a href="http://dge.stanford.edu/labs/caldeiralab/">Ken Caldeira</a> takes the opposite approach in search for solutions to climate change. He goes after the big questions, and leaves the details to others.<p>We caught up with Caldeira on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, where he was conducting an experiment to measure how coral reefs are coping with increasing acidity in the world's oceans. People are causing this change by burning fossil fuels and putting carbon dioxide into the air. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 13:45:00 +0000 Richard Harris 12679 at http://wlrn.org This Scientist Aims High To Save The World's Coral Reefs In The Fight Against A Lionfish Invasion, Florida Turns To Creative Photo Contest http://wlrn.org/post/fight-against-lionfish-invasion-florida-turns-creative-photo-contest <p>Lionfish are the newest target of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation's (FWC) efforts to use social engagement to tackle the problem of exotic, invasives in the state. The FWC&nbsp;announced last week the launch of its "<a href="http://myfwc.com/news/news-releases/2013/march/28/lionfish-photos/" target="_blank">Lionfish Control Team</a>" photo contest for the month of April.</p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 13:03:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 11729 at http://wlrn.org In The Fight Against A Lionfish Invasion, Florida Turns To Creative Photo Contest