Category: Articles

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 […]

Dunes Flattened, Trails Obliterated: Some Florida State Parks Undone by Hurricane Michael

James Call, Tallahassee Democrat, Oct. 18, 2018 “Much of the impacts observed so far have been ecological, many downed trees and branches,” said Shellabarger. Members of the Facebook group, Friends of the State Parks, report widespread damage at parks in Franklin, Gulf, Bay and Jackson counties. Billy Bailey, a member of the Caverns’ page, said it […]