Category: Articles

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 […]

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 […]