Addressing the need for greater public awareness, an unprecedented media collaborative is using its collective voice to communicate the nature of the threat of sea level rise, help people understand what’s at stake, and engage leaders on choices and solutions.
As climate change brings higher temperatures to South Florida, it also increases the range and biting season for mosquitoes.
The editorial boards of the Miami Herald, Palm Beach Post, and South Florida Sun-Sentinel, with reporting help from WLRN Public Media, are collaborating this election year to raise awareness about the threat of sea level rise in South Florida.
South Florida’s current protection against rising seas includes a flood-control system built 50 to 70 years ago.
Following Hurricane Irma, a Coconut Grove homeowner started looking for a way to protect her home from future flooding. She decided to elevate it.
Local sea level rise experts say optimism, backed by strong planning and innovation, can result in long-term solutions to some of these challenges.
The Knight Foundation awarded $1 million to the Harvard University Graduate School of Design to conduct a three-year study that will work with residents in Miami and Miami Beach to build solutions to local issues, especially issues stemming from sea level rise.
Trailblazing collaborative efforts by local governments across Southeast Florida—plus a high level of public support—have created a strong foundation for regional resilience efforts.
In the coming weeks, Monroe County will begin accepting design proposals for the first road project in the Keys specifically designed to adapt to sea level rise.
A new interactive story map shows how Southeast Florida is building shoreline resilience as climate change and its effects on the region are becoming increasingly evident.