Category: Articles

Be Prepared for the Next Hurricane

Editorial, Gainesville Sun, Sept. 12, 2018 With Hurricane Florence barrelling toward the Carolinas, Floridians are not the ones having to prepare for a major storm for once. Rest assured, there will be another significant storm bearing down on the Sunshine State soon enough. Last year around this time, Hurricane Irma caused millions of residents of southern […]

North Carolina, Warned of Rising Seas, Chose to favor Development

John Schwartz, New York Times, Sept. 12, 2018 As Hurricane Florence bears down on North Carolina, the state may face the consequences of policies minimizing the impact of climate change and allowing extensive development in vulnerable coastal areas. The approaching storm almost certainly gained destructive power from a warming climate, but a 2012 law, and subsequent […]

30,000 Tons of Sand Being Used for Beach Re-nourishment in Longboat

Suzanne Elliot, Your Observer, Sept. 4, 2018 Large trucks hauling earth-moving equipment and 30,000 tons of sand will begin appearing on Longboat Key streets this week as part of the town’s monthlong North End Interim Renourishment project. The $1.1 million project, which will improve a 600-foot stretch of beach around North Shore Road, became necessary because of […]

Okaloosa Commission Approves Sand Study

Tony Judnich, The Destin Log, Sept. 4, 2018 CRESTVIEW — Okaloosa County officials expect an upcoming study to provide details on a possible new source of sand to help restore local beaches and provide other benefits. The County Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved paying Taylor Engineering $425,571 to perform the study, which will investigate the feasibility […]

SRWMD Releases Aquifer Alert System

Staff, Suwannee Democrat, Sept. 4, 2018 LIVE OAK — With aquifer levels reaching record-breaking highs in some areas, the Suwannee River Water Management District has released a new alert system to keep local governments, residents and stakeholders informed on the changing groundwater conditions. “In some areas of the District we continue to see flooding that began in […]

We Have the Resources to Save Florida’s Dying Coral Reefs. Now, We Just Need the Will.

Op-Ed By Dr. Michael P. Crosby & Marco Rubio, Miami Herald, Sept. 5, 2018 Florida’s coral reef system is the third-largest living reef on the planet and the only barrier reef system in the continental United States. It supports more than 70,000 local jobs, draws $6.3 billion into Florida’s economy and buffers our coasts from wave […]

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