Month: December 2018

Region’s Business Leaders Must Step Up, Take Action on Sea-Level Rise

Editorial, Sun Sentinel, Oct. 31, 2018 t last year’s annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit, we were encouraged when business leaders not only acknowledged the threat sea-level rise poses to the region, but the role they need to play in addressing it. It was a major step forward in attracting the financial and political muscle […]

Coastal Homes, Once Prized, Now Losing Cache Among Buyers Amid Flood Concerns

  Dennis Lynch, The Real Deal, Oct. 31, 2018 Growing concern over flooding and climate change are making once highly sought-after coastal homes nationwide less attractive to buyers. An analysis of pricing in coastal areas around the country by Realtor.com and the Wall Street Journal found that homes with high flooding risks have appreciated slower than […]

FIU Geologist: Hurricanes Remind Us that Sand is Not a Renewable Resource.

Chrystian Tejedor, The Invading Sea, Oct. 30, 2018 As beachside communities begin rebuilding in the wake of two recent catastrophic hurricanes, they should ask whether beach nourishment offers enough protection from erosion and flooding. Hurricane Michael struck Florida’s Panhandle as a category 4 storm with 155mph winds. Barely a month earlier, Hurricane Florence flooded the Carolinas […]