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Edwards, Brandes File Bills to Prevent Wastewater DIscharges

Staff, Sunshine State News, Dec. 11, 2017 n order to encourage public and private utilities to upgrade the infrastructure supporting their wastewater treatment and pumping systems, two legislators have filed companion bills to offer incentives and create programs to help utilities gain compliance with today’s industry standards. Rep. Katie Edwards, D-Plantation, has filed HB 837 and Republican […]

There’s a Hidden Cost to Climate Change. Many Floridians Could Foot the Bill.

Alex Harris, Miami Herald, Dec. 12, 2017 Waiting to address climate change could cost taxpayers in coastal cities — particularly in highly vulnerable Florida — in a way that not even the most progressive resiliency planners have considered. Leaving the growing risk of rising seas unaddressed is going to hurt municipal and government credit scores, […]

What We Learned From Irma

Editorial by Mike Clark,, Dec. 17, 2017 Hurricane Irma shocked Jacksonville. The massive flooding was viewed worldwide. Downtown areas were among the hardest hit by flooding that was more like a Category 3 hurricane than the Category 1 that went west of the city, given the “trifecta effect” of a powerful storm surge, 10-15 […]

Planning for Climate Change Impact: U of T Students Roll Out Designs for a South Florida County

Noreen Ahmed-Ullah, Toronto University News, Dec. 19, 2017 A group of architecture students at the University of Toronto tapped into their creativity, planning and design skills to reimagine new ways southern Florida can tackle climate change-related flooding, rising water levels and salt water entering canals and corroding existing infrastructure. Their ideas include plans for communities under […]

Sea-Level Rise: Take a Measured, Not Manic, Approach

Opinion by Alec Bogdanoff, Sun Sentinel, Dec. 29, 2018 Bloomberg recently published an article titled, “South Florida’s Real Estate Reckoning Could Be Closer Than You Think.” As we’ve seen from the current media landscape, doom and gloom sells, but does not help communities facing challenges like sea level rise. Previous disasters have shown that property […]

Ocean “Hot Spots” Will Flood Coastal Cities by Forcing Sea Levels to Rise Rapidly and Severely

Arnolodo Valle-Levinson, Newsweek, Jan. 3, 2018 For Americans who live along the east and Gulf of Mexico coasts, the end of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season on Nov. 30 was a relief. This year forecasters recorded 17 named storms, 10 of which became hurricanes. Six were major hurricanes (Category 3 or stronger), and three made landfall: Harvey […]

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