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20 Jun 2016

The seas may be rising, but Fla. keeps building

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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 […]

25 May 2016

Rockefeller Announces New Additions to 100 Resilient Cities

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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; […]

23 May 2016

American Scientific: Coastal Cities Look to Resilience Chiefs to Combat Climate Change

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“We’re on a peninsula surrounded by water,” [James] Murley said. “That defines the very issue that we have to deal with as we think about sea-level rise and climate change.”

5 May 2016

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.


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30 Apr 2016

Brevard cities sign Indian River Lagoon Compact

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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 2016

Volusia officials gather in DeLand for water summit

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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 […]

28 Apr 2016

Retrofitting Tampa Bay for climate change: From understanding to action

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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 […]

19 Apr 2016

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

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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 […]

15 Apr 2016

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

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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 […]

14 Apr 2016

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

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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 […]