Author: Israel Roberson

Everglades Restoration Must Deal with Rising Ocean, New Report Says

David Fleshler, SunSentinel, Oct. 17, 2018 Are we restoring the Everglades just so the ocean can swallow a lot of it back up? Eighteen years into the multi-billion-dollar restoration of the Everglades, a scientific review committee called Wednesday for a broad re-examination of future projects in light of the changing climate and rising oceans. The National […]

Florida Tourism Industry Sees Resiliency Tested in Hurricane Michael, Water Quality Crises

Laura Ruana, Naple Daily News, Oct. 14, 2018 Devastating hurricanes, dead fish on the beaches and green slime in canals and rivers: Florida’s No. 1 industry just can’t catch a break. First came Hurricane Irma, which clobbered the Florida Keys and parts of Lee and Collier counties last September. Then came the toxic red tide and […]

As Climate Change Batters U.S. Cities, Some Discuss ‘Managed Retreat.’

Carey L. Biron, Thomson Reuters, Oct. 18, 2018 WASHINGTON, Oct 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When flash floods tore through Ellicott City, Maryland, this spring, Governor Larry Hogan called it a “once-every-1,000-year” event – even though it was the second such catastrophe within two years. Speaking to reporters in May, Hogan was channeling the bewilderment of […]

How Climate Change Threatens to Leave Water Bonds High and Dry

Op-ed by Brooke Barton, The Bond Buyer, Oct. 16, 2018 Hurricane Florence caused record flooding at water and wastewater plants in North Carolina. Saltwater intrusion from rising sea levels is wreaking havoc on Florida’s water supplies. The nearly two decades of drought afflicting the Colorado River Basin will soon require Southern California to cut its draw […]