Category: Articles

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 […]

Delray Beach Urges Business People to Embrace the “Rising Seaconomy.’

Benita Goldstein, The Invading Sea, Oct. 30, 2018   Earlier this month, Delray Beach city officials took residents and business people on the third annual environmental cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway to assess the business opportunities that the rising sea presents. The theme of the tour was: Welcome to the rising seaconomy. Cruise participant Joe […]

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 […]