LSU in the News

 

NBC: Warm Gulf water raises a concern in hurricane season as heat wave spreads across South

As the first week of summer delivers a heat wave to parts of the U.S., it also brings “incredibly high temperatures” to the Gulf of Mexico, leading experts to warn that if such hot weather persists, it could spell trouble for the still-nascent hurricane season.

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WWNO: What's the 'Loop Current' and how does it impact hurricanes? LSU professor answers our questions

With the hurricane season now upon us, experts are saying 2022 could see another above-average year of activity. NOAA is predicting the possibility of three to six major hurricanes.

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Associated Press: Goal is to shrink Gulf dead zone, but that's not happening

Decades of work haven’t shrunk the oxygen-depleted “dead zone” that forms each year in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana and Texas.

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Louisiana Radio Network: LSU model predicts above-average storm count for 2022 hurricane season

LSU held a virtual media briefing on the eve of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season in anticipation of another active summer. Dr. Paul Miller, assistant professor of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, was instrumental in developing a new forecasting model.

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NEH: Four New Members Join the National Council on the Humanities

Four prominent scholars and leaders in the humanities were sworn in today as new members of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ advisory board, the National Council on the Humanities.

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Tech Xplore: Senior engineering students design ball launcher, painting device for teens with cerebral palsy

Since fall 2021, a team of five LSU Engineering seniors has worked on this capstone design project under the supervision of LSU Mechanical Engineering Instructor Dave Giurintano.

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Science: Bogs, lakebeds, and sea floors compete to become Anthropocene’s ‘golden spike’

If you had to pick one spot that best reflects when human activity became an Earth-shaping force, where would it be? Geoscientists will consider the question this month.

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