Month: March 2018

Government Budgets Need to Start Preparing for Climate Change

Editorial by Mark Funkhouser, Governing, Oct. 31, 2017 When the subject is resiliency, what we usually think about are environmental issues, disaster preparedness and emergency response capacity. In its Climate Resilience Toolkit, for example, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration defines resiliency as “the capacity of a community, business or natural environment to prevent, withstand, […]

King Tide is Back. So How High Will the Water Rise This Time?

Howard Cohenm, Miami Herald, Nov. 2, 2017 An understandably weather-weary South Florida can’t be too excited to learn that king tide returns Friday and through the weekend. After all, a month ago the king tide, plus some crazy rains, put pockets of Miami-Dade — including Brickell, Miami Beach, Shorecrest and Doral — under flood conditions that turned […]

Beach Erosion Bill Filed Post-Hurricane Irma for 2018 Florida Legislative Session

Ali Schmitz, TCPalm, Nov. 3, 2017 A bill that would permanently secure beach renourishment money and change how the state selects projects for funding is working its way through the Legislature — again. Senate Bill 174 would dedicate $50 million of the state’s Land Acquisition Trust Fund for beach renourishment projects and require the Department of Environmental Protection to: […]

King Tides Worsened by Climate Change Trigger Flooding, Concern in South Florida

Ada Carr, The Weather Channel, Nov. 6, 2017 Worsening nuisance flooding from king tides is creating a wave of concern among residents and officials in Florida, where climate change is expected to cause sea levels to rise dramatically by mid-century. More than 100 people gathered in Hollywood, Florida, for a walk organized by the Sea […]

Pineville’s Flooding Problems Persist Long After Hurricane Irma Hit Polk

Gary White, The Ledger, Nov. 7, 2017 LAKELAND — As Robert “Bobcat” Lawrence stood inside a condominium in Northwest Lakeland, the place resembled one of the longtime contractor’s construction sites. In reality, though, the unit was built in 1981. To read the entire article click here: