Category: Articles

Red Tide, Take Warning

Opinion by Randy Wayne White, New York Times, Sept. 29, 2018   SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. — As the Spanish cartographer Juan López de Velasco sailed along southwest Florida in 1575, he was greeted by a sight that became odiously familiar this summer to those on the peninsula he mapped for the Spanish Empire so long ago. […]

Nearly $300 Million in BP Oil Spill Restoration Funds Still Pouring Into Florida

Janelle Taylor, Florida Politics, Oct 1, 2018 The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council approved nearly $300 million in projects to restore and protect Florida’s Gulf Coast after the BP oil spill, Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday. The Council is comprised of the five Governors from the states affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon/BP spill and several federal agencies. […]

North Carolina Learns More Lessons from Latest Storm

Pam Russel, Engineering News Record, Oct. 3, 2018 There’s no big wall planned to protect North Carolina’s coast from storm surge. There’s no massive tunnel system proposed to keep floodwaters away from populated areas. There are no grant-funded resilience competitions to help the state plan to manage water more effectively. There are, though, dozens of smaller […]

Tampa Bay Regional Resiliency Coalition Will Help Counties Adapt to Climate Change

Sean Kinane podcast, 88.5 WMNF, Oct. 1, 2018 Next week the region will create a Tampa Bay Regional Resiliency Coalition to work together for solutions to problems caused by climate change; next Monday (October 8), local leaders will sign a memorandum of understanding to create the coalition. Twenty-two local governments are signed on. It’s similar to what we’ve seen […]

FSU Researcher Seeks Errors to Improve Hurricane Predictions in Climate Models

Charles Roop, WCTV, Sept. 16, 2018 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — The tropics have been active the last couple of weeks – even now as Tropical Storm Florence continues to impact the Carolinas. But what does the future hold for tropical activity – especially in a warming world? Florida State researchers are working on new modeling for tropical […]

Scientists Warn Against Rebuilding on Coast After Florence

Reuters, The Weather Network, Sept.20, 2018 Thursday, September 20, 2018, 4:12 PM – When Florence was raging last Friday on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, the hurricane tore a 40-foot (12-meter) chunk from a fishing pier that juts into the ocean at the state’s most popular tourist destination. The privately owned Rodanthe pier has already undergone half a […]