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Author: Elliott Bent

20 Jun

The seas may be rising, but Fla. keeps building

Read the full story here: http://www.eenews.net/stories/1060039032 Most action in South Florida has been led by a four-county Southeast Florida Regional Climate Compact formed in 2009 to address climate issues on a regional scale. Among the changes the compact embraced was a 2011 law signed into law by then-Gov. Charlie Crist (D) allowing for “adaptation action […]

25 May

Rockefeller Announces New Additions to 100 Resilient Cities

Read the full story here: https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/new-members-100-resilient-cities-announced-rockefeller Eight American cities are on the final list, including Washington, D.C., and a Florida collective that includes Miami, Miami Beach and Miami Dade County. Also making the cut: Pune and Jaipur in India; Haiyan and Yiwu in China; Lagos, Nigeria; and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

5 May

Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez concludes important visit to Washington, D.C.

MIAMI (May 5, 2016) – Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez returned today from a two-day visit to Washington, D.C. The Mayor advocated for federal assistance on four important issues for Miami-Dade County residents: homelessness, the Zika virus, climate change and sea-level rise.   Mayor Gimenez met with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development […]

30 Apr

Brevard cities sign Indian River Lagoon Compact

View the story here. Municipalities along the Indian River lagoon in Brevard County took steps to join with other cities helping to restore the health of the waterway by signing the indian River Regional Compact.

30 Apr

Volusia officials gather in DeLand for water summit

Read the full story here: http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20160430/NEWS/160439951?Title=Volusia-officials-gather-in-DeLand-for-water-summit Taking a page from city officials across Southeast Florida, dozens of local officials gathered at Stetson University on Saturday morning to consider a water resources compact. The compact is based on a similar document that brought local governments together for the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact.

26 Apr

Retrofitting Tampa Bay for climate change: From understanding to action

Read the full story here: http://www.83degreesmedia.com/features/climatechange042616.aspx?   Closer to home, the Miami area has been focused on building regional capacity to address climate change. In 2009, 108 South Florida municipalities voluntarily formed the Southeast Florida Regional Compact for Climate Change. Three years later, that regional group produced a plan with 110 different measures cities could take to […]

19 Apr

‘Noah’s Ark approach’ and coastal flooding win GOP converts

Read more here: http://www.eenews.net/stories/1060035831 A massive behind-the-scenes effort, driven by the notion that rising sea levels will transcend party politics, led to the announcement earlier this year that a Democrat and a Republican had come together to form the first bipartisan House caucus on climate change. The endeavor involved the advocacy of varied organizations, support […]

18 Apr

Miami-Dade flooding to increase as engineers start identifying miles of risky U.S. coast

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article72070677.html   Figuring out how to prepare South Florida has so far been left mostly to local agencies, the study found. Miami-Dade County formed its first sea rise task force in 2006, followed by a regional compact between Miami-Dade and three neighboring counties including Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach. Miami Beach — which […]

14 Apr

Federally funded, locally produced studies examine sea-level rise on the Treasure Coast

Read the full story here: http://www.tcpalm.com/news/shaping-our-future/growth/federally-funded-locally-produced-studies-examine-sea-level-rise-on-the-treasure-coast-2fbdd5dd-4e1b-375713921.html Sea-level rise could impact roads, fire stations, schools, the property around water-treatment and nuclear plants and other infrastructure on the Treasure Coast after the turn of the century, and in some cases sooner, studies show. Treasure Coast Newspapers used five studies in its report on the effect of sea-level […]

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