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Greater Miami Officials Get in an Empire State of Mind (For the Sake of Urban Resiliency)

Miami-Dade County and the cities of Miami and Miami Beach each have a resilience officer who helps plan for long-term challenges like sea level rise, traffic and the high cost of housing. The resilience officers work with local officials and also with a prestigious international program called 100 Resilient Cities. Last week, the trio from […]

North Korea Aside, Guam Faces Another Threat: Climate Change

HONG KONG — The island of Guam made rare headlines this week when North Korea, responding to blustery language from President Trump, threatened to fire four ballistic missiles into waters near the American territory’s shores. Some Guam residents told reporters that they worried what might happen if North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, were actually to […]

A 1992 Hurricane Andrew Would Leave $50-60 billion Insured Losses If It Struck Today

25 years after the devastating Hurricane Andrew struck South Florida, Swiss Re calculated what the loss levels would be today if the same hurricane hit the region, revealing insured losses would double to reach $50-60 billion, and economic damage would exceed $80 to $100 billion. This is due to stark development and asset value growth […]

Trump to Roll Back Obama’s Flood Standards for Infrastructure

WASHINGTON — President Trump announced on Tuesday that he had signed a sweeping executive order to eliminate and streamline some permitting regulations and to speed construction of roads, bridges and pipelines, declaring that the moves would fix a “badly broken” infrastructure system in America and bring manufacturing jobs back to the country. In an explosive […]

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