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2017 U.S. Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters: A Historic Year in Context

Adam B. Smith, NOAA, Jan. 8, 2018 NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) tracks U.S. weather and climate events that have great economic and societal impacts (www.ncdc.noaa.gov/billions). Since 1980, the U.S. has sustained 219 weather and climate disasters where the overall damage costs reached or exceeded $1 billion (including adjustments based on the Consumer […]

Plan Now For Rise In Water Levels

Editorial, Citrus County Chronicle, Jan. 9, 2018 Internationally known astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium of the American Museum of Natural History, famously said, “The great thing about science is, it’s true whether or not you believe it.” And that’s the way of things now in regard to rising sea […]

Florida: Hurricane Committee Focuses On Seniors, Power Grid

Rich Jones, WOKV, Jan. 17, 2018 Tallahassee, FL  –  (AP) – Florida’s first major hurricane in 12 years has spawned 78 recommendations from lawmakers seeking to improve the state’s readiness before the next big one. The 21-member House Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness approved its final report Tuesday. It says strengthening the power grid, […]

Regional Collaboration on Climate May Have Set A Precedent For Miami’s Amazon Application

Kate Stein, WLRN, Jan. 18, 2018 Miami’s promising bid for the second Amazon headquarters results in part from regional collaboration on resilience issues including sea level rise, said an official familiar with the plan’s development. The proposal was listed among the 20 finalists announced Thursday by the Seattle-based tech giant. Technically, Miami’s plan is a joint effort among Broward, Palm […]