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5 Oct 2017

Water Levels by Station

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration provides real-time water level information that is updated every six minutes. In Florida, there are 24 stations monitored.

5 Oct 2017

Uneven preparation

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Local governments all around Florida’s coast—like the government of St. Augustine—could face huge costs to protect their assets, as sea level rise puts storm drains, causeways, sewer systems, and other critical facilities as risk. On top of these costs, rising […]

3 Oct 2017

Office of Resilience Awarded Assistance from the DOE

The Miami-Dade County Office of Resilience has been awarded three different technical assistance grants from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to help with countywide greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction efforts.

Increasing energy and water efficiency is a major part of the county’s strategy to reduce GHGs […]

21 Sep 2017

A rushed response to Hurricane Irma could cause bigger disasters

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If planning isn’t done correctly, it could exacerbate future disasters. Though storm tracking allows more people to find safety in the face of severe storms, the financial costs of storm damage are skyrocketing as more valuable infrastructure is being built […]

21 Sep 2017

Storm tests local climate plans and wins sometimes

HURRICANE IRMA

Storm tests local climate plans and wins sometimes

Adam Aton, E&E News reporter

Published: Wednesday, September 13, 2017

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Don’t call it a dry run, but Hurricane Irma gave Broward County a chance to see how its climate policies match up against the kind […]

21 Sep 2017

Resiliency will help us prosper

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To protect both people and buildings, South Florida needs to focus not just on recovering from Irma, but on creating a higher level of resilience planning. This planning must include economic, health, and housing needs for all communities. Leaders at the […]

19 Sep 2017

Rebuilding after disasters: 5 essential reads

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In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, many scholars are urging communities to focus on making themselves more resilient and mitigating future risks, rather than just rebuilding. This article highlights five essential reads about modernizing aging, vulnerable infrastructure and […]

19 Sep 2017

Evacuating millions is not an ‘effective or sustainable’ response to hurricane threats. Here’s a better plan

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A lack of planning for climate change, despite evidence of the risks and impacts, leaves people and economies vulnerable. When climate change isn’t considered in public spending, politicians are squandering taxpayer money and endangering constituents. Local leaders understand the challenges […]

19 Sep 2017

Florida governor has ignored climate change risks, critics say

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Despite all Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) was doing to ready Florida for Hurricane Irma, his administration has done little to prepare the state for the effects of climate change. According to local officials and academics, Governor Scott has shown […]

12 Sep 2017

Surging Seas Pose Extreme Threat to Florida

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Spurred by a coastal development boom and a state government unwilling to talk about climate change, city and counties have strengthened their preparations for the consequences of climate change, which includes bigger storms. Despite disagreements about the science of climate change, […]