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Alaska’s Permafrost is Thawing

YUKON DELTA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, Alaska — The Arctic is warming about twice as fast as other parts of the planet, and even here in sub-Arctic Alaska the rate of warming is high. Sea ice and wildlife habitat are disappearing; higher sea levels threaten coastal native villages. But to the scientists from Woods Hole Research […]

Gov. Scott Declares State of Emergency to Prepare Florida for Hurricane Irma

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — Florida, declared in a state of emergency, has also received a federal emergency declaration that allows federal authorities to lead disaster relief efforts. President Trump is also issuing that declaration for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Florida’s Governor Rick Scott is urging people to be pro-active, calling Irma an incredibly […]

A Call for Public/Private Partnerships to Help Win South Florida’s Battle with Wising Sea Levels

South Florida faces both immediate and long-term threats from climate change. The impact of sea-level rise is already evident in the form of urban flooding during high tides and major storms; saltwater intrusion that endangers groundwater supplies and inland ecosystems; and coastal erosion that is compromising the very beaches that millions of tourists flock to […]

Village Receives $550K State Grant for Stormwater Projects

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced on June 23 that it had awarded $550,000 to the Village of Palmetto Bay for stormwater infrastructure improvements as part of a nearly $3 million funding program awarding grants to communities across Florida. The overall program is designed to improve water quality in impaired springs, rivers, lakes and […]