Category: Articles

Aging Florida Sewage Systems Pose Threat to Health-and Tourism, Real Estate

Op-Ed by Brandon D. Shuler, USF, Orlando Sentinel, Oct. 10, 2018 Many Florida utilities rely on aging sewage systems that have not been upgraded in some cases since the 1950s. Florida’s fragile ecosystems and economies should not be threatened by the inevitable spills and breakdowns that occur in these systems. Florida should to take a comprehensive […]

Miami Wealth Manager’s Real Estate Forecast: Prices Go Down as Sea-Rise Risks Go Up

Alex Harris, Miami Herald, Oct. 8, 2018 Marc Singer, who runs a $1.5 billion wealth management company based in Coral Gables, has of late been giving his clients some investment advice that may sound surprising: Get out of South Florida real estate. His reasoning for easing out of the region’s famously hot market? Climate change — […]

As Storms Keep Coming, FEMA Spends Billions in ‘Cycle’ of Damage and Repair

Kevin Sack & John Schwartz, New York Times, Oct. 8, 2019 DAVANT, La. — In the exact spot where Hurricane Katrina demolished the Plaquemines Parish Detention Center, a new $105 million jail now hovers 19 feet above the marsh, perched atop towering concrete pillars. Described by a state official as the “Taj Mahal” of Louisiana corrections, it […]

Hurricane Michael Hit the Parts of Florida Least Prepared to Flee Its Wrath

ARIAN MARSHALL TRANSPORTATION 10.11.18 07:30 PM On Wednesday morning, Hurricane Michael barreled through the Florida panhandle. The most powerful storm to hit the region since record-keeping began in the mid-19th century ran roughshod over the state’s northwest coasts, damaging two local hospitals enough that they have started evacuating their patients from the area—even after the storm has […]