Category: Articles

Sea Level Rise Requires Extra Management to Maintain Salt Marshes

Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research. Science Daily. July 19, 2019 Salt marshes are important habitats for fish and birds and protect coasts under sea level rise against stronger wave attacks. However, salt marshes themselves are much more vulnerable to these global change threats than previously thought. Stronger waves due to sea level rise can […]

As Flood Threat Grows, Florida Must Put Homebuyers First and Require Flood Risk Disclosure

Op-Ed by Guy McClurkan, The Invading Sea, August 2, 2019 The climate is changing, and it has become abundantly clear that Florida is going to be badly damaged in the decades ahead. With the state experiencing increasingly devastating effects of severe tropical weather and frequent flooding in some neighborhoods, there has never been a more important time […]

Florida’s Coral Reefs Are in Trouble. Here’s a New $160 Million Plan to Save Them

  Alex Harris, Miami Herald, August 2, 2019 The odds are stacked against Florida’s coral reefs. A mysterious disease is devastating them. So is climate change, which warms and acidifies ocean waters. Development and pollution don’t help much, either. Landmark federal legislation to help corals expired in 2000, and a new bill introduced Friday by Florida’s Republican senators […]

Ron DeSantis Names First Florida Chief Resilience Officer to Deal With Sea Level Rise

Staff, Florida Daily, August 2, 2019 On Thursday, as expected, Gov. Ron DeSantis tapped Dr. Julia Nesheiwat to be Florida’s first Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) who will be in charge of looking at how the state will deal with the “environmental, physical and economic impacts of sea level rise.” In her new role, Nesheiwat will work with the governor, the Florida Department of […]

City of Miami Launches Community Meetings to Discuss Climate Change Concerns

Aaron Sanchez-Guerra, WLRN, July 31, 2019 The City of Miami wants to hear from residents about their concerns over South Florida’s vulnerability to climate change. The Office of Resilience and Sustainability launched a series of community discussions and workshops in Coconut Grove Monday night, called Climate Ready Miami. The meetings will go through September and then the […]