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

Aarian Marshall, Wired, Oct. 11, 2018 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 left. At least seven […]

The World is ‘Nowhere Near On Track’ to Hit Global Warming Goal, UN Report Warns

Erin Corbett, Fortune, Sept. 27, 2018 Authors of a new UN climate report say it is “extremely improbable” that governments across the globe will be able to stop global warming beyond the 1.5C target, the Guardian reported. According to the report, the global population would need to take dramatic action in terms of how it generates energy, and grows […]

How Global Warming Is Turbocharging Monster Storms Like Hurricane Florence

Fred Guterl, Newsweek, Sept. 25, 2018 s Hurricane Florence approached the tiny port town of Wilmington, North Carolina, Steven Pfaff took small solace in the knowledge that there hadn’t been much rainfall in August. He hoped the absorbent ground would soak up whatever punishment Florence might inflict; when Hurricane Matthew arrived in 2016, the ground was […]

5 Natural Disaster Simulators in the US that Help Build Stronger, More Resilient Communities

Ashley Williams, AccuWeather, Sept. 25, 2018 From earthquakes and tornadoes to hurricanes and flooding, residents of the United States are no strangers to destructive and often deadly natural disasters. These powerful phenomena not only threaten lives, but also result in billions of dollars in damage annually, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Scientists and […]

FEMA Rolling Out New Flood Zone maps for Tampa Bay Counties

Malena Carollo, Tampa Bay Times, Sept. 26, 2018. Thousands of Tampa Bay-area property owners could soon find themselves with new flood zone designations on their homes and businesses. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has completed a years-long study to update flood zone maps in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties. The maps represent the government’s estimate […]

Keeping Housing Affordable-and Afloat

Maya Bell, Univ. of Miami News, Sept. 25, 2018 The Office of Civic and Community Engagement receives a $300,000 investment from JPMorgan Chase to tackle both of South Florida’s most vexing housing challenges together. Being No. 1 may be a point of pride when discussing football, but greater Miami finds itself in the unenviable position of […]

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