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Activists Shed Light on How Climate Change Affects Miami’s Most Vulnerable

Lily Oppenheimer, WLRN, Sept. 11, 2018 Hundreds of artists, activists and community stakeholders across South Florida gathered in Bayfront Park on Saturday to urge politicians to make Miami more “climate resilient,” or improving the ability to prevent, withstand, respond to and recover from sea level rise and climate change. The event, “Miami Rising for Climate, Jobs […]

After Billions in Hurricane Damage, Congress Still Hasn’t Passed Flood Insurance Reform

Ari Natter, Bloomberg, Sept. 11, 2018 U.S. taxpayers who spent billions of dollars after a trifecta of hurricanes last year are poised to do so again after a fix to the nation’s troubled flood insurance program remains stalled in Congress — and as a dangerous new storm barrels toward the southern Atlantic coast. The program, administered […]

As Florence Approaches, National Association of Realtors Renew Call for Long-Term NFIP Reauthorization

Staff, Insurance News, Sept. 12, 2018 WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 — The National Association of Realtors issued the following news release: Hurricane Florence is quickly approaching the eastern seaboard of the United States, expected to make landfall in North or South Carolina as soon as Thursday. National Association of Realtors(R) President Elizabeth Mendenhall, a sixth-generation Realtor(R) from Columbia, Missouri and CEO of RE/MAX Boone Realty, issued the following statement […]

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 […]