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17 Jul 2017

Sea level rise is accelerating in Florida, scientists warn

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About 30 years ago, sea level rise in Florida began accelerating. In 2006, the rate increased again. Now the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that sea levels are rising by more than a third of an inch annually along […]

13 Jul 2017

Communities and Experts Collaborate for Climate Resilience

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Resilience Dialogues, a project launched in late 2015 to help communities reduce their climate-related risks and build community resilience, has facilitated online dialogues for communities across the country, including in Southeast Florida. Hallandale Beach participated in the program to better understand […]

13 Jul 2017

Scientists show how sea level rise can hit home

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A new study from the Union of Concerned Scientists claims that as many as 670 coastal communities in the U.S. could face chronic inundation by the end of the century if no action is taken to curb greenhouse gas emissions. […]

13 Jul 2017

Sea Level Rise Will Flood Hundreds of Cities in the Near Future

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Currently, more than 90 U.S. coastal communities are battling chronic flooding, and this number is expected to almost double to more than 170 communities in the next 20 years. A new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists mapped the […]

13 Jul 2017

TCPalm Trending: Trump has pulled U.S. out of Paris agreement. What are you going to do about it?

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At the G20 summit in Germany in early July, every global leader in attendance—except U.S. President Donald Trump—affirmed their commitment to implementing the Paris Agreement and pursuing renewable energy. U.S. states and regions are taking action into their own hands, with […]

13 Jul 2017

Report: The Southeast’s Storm Surge Risk and Florida’s Hurricane Wake-Up Call

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According to CoreLogic’s 2017 Storm Surge Report, the total reconstruction value in the event of a hurricane storm surge flood along the Atlantic and Gulf coastlines would be exceed $1.5 trillion. More than 6.9 million homes from Maine to Texas […]

13 Jul 2017

Fort Lauderdale may raise storm water fees

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In order to protect the public from flooding, the city of Fort Lauderdale may raise stormwater fees. Under the new proposal—which would double the city’s total annual revenue from stormwater fees—the calculation of fees would change from the current formula […]

13 Jul 2017

As mayors gather, Miami Beach’s Phil Levine basks in climate change spotlight

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The U.S. Conference of Mayors met in Miami Beach, and Mayor Philip Levine used the opportunity not only to raise the priority of action on sea level rise, but also to showcase Miami Beach as a role model […]

13 Jul 2017

Miami, sea level rise is coming for your poop

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With more intense storms and rising seas causing groundwater swells, climate change is already crippling coastal septic systems. In Miami-Dade, bringing the 93,000 properties in the county without sewer access into the system could cost $2.3 billion.

12 Jul 2017

Climate Wire: Hundreds of communities face frequent flooding in 18 years — study By Adam Aton

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Researchers at the Union of Concerned Scientists have compiled an analysis of chronic flooding in coastal communities in the continental U.S. in a new report, When Rising Seas Hit Home. An interactive tool allows users to follow projections of when […]