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18 Aug 2017

Miami Taxpayers Asked to Foot the Bill to Protect the City from Climate Change

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In November, city officials in Miami will ask voters to approve a $400 million general obligation bond. Under this proposal, new property taxes will pay for water pumping stations and drainage and sewer system upgrades, in addition to other improvements. […]

18 Aug 2017

Creating Community Resilience in Every City

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Local governments are taking action to build resilience in their communities. Cooper Martin of the National League of Cities explores some of the unique challenges and opportunities for cities addressing climate change. Smaller cities may lack resources and staff capacity. […]

18 Aug 2017

12 things you can do to protect your stuff during the next flood

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The City of Miami Beach offers 12 tips for residents of what to do before, during, and after heavy rains.

18 Aug 2017

Flooding in Miami is no longer news — but it’s certainly newsworthy

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Flooding in Miami and across the Gulf Coast is becoming more frequent because of rising seas and more intense weather events. As the world continues to warm, an abundance of scientific data suggests there will likely continue to be storms […]

28 Jul 2017

Will Mother Nature Supply the Answer to the Threat of Rising Seas?

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In response to rising sea levels, coastal states, counties, and communities are creating resilience plans that combine regulation, zoning, and construction projects. In places like Miami-Dade County, planners are considering bolstering green infrastructure—strengthening mangroves, for example—over more invasive, man-made approaches, […]

28 Jul 2017

6 major US cities could be underwater within 80 years — here are the disturbing ‘after’ images

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Research group Climate Central took sea level rise projections from a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report released in January and created a Google Earth plug-in to show the damage of the projected flooding if it happened today.

28 Jul 2017

South Florida compact is model for local climate change solutions

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The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact exemplifies the impact regional actors can make despite minimal state or federal support. The cornerstone of the compact—the Regional Climate Action Plan—has been successfully implemented across South Florida as municipalities share best practices, […]

26 Jul 2017

Underground sensors help measure surface flooding woes in Florida

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Coastal communities in South Florida began monitoring tide conditions and sea levels in July 2016 using a system that transmits real-time data on sea level, tides, and water temperature to local hydrodynamic models. The systems allow local governments to monitor […]

26 Jul 2017

In Miami, battling sea level rise may mean surrendering land

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Miami Beach is spending $500 million to raise more than 100 miles of roads, install pumps, build higher sea walls, and update drainage systems. The city’s mayor has pledged to spend even more on adaptation strategies if necessary to protect […]

26 Jul 2017

Miami Mayor Wants to Spend $192 Million on Sea Rise & Flood Prevention

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Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado’s (R) newest proposed budget calls for voters to pay for $192 million on sea rise and flood prevention. Miami administrators believe eventually the costs for drainage, road elevation, and flooding pumps needed to address these issues […]