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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, […]

12 Sep 2017

Florida’s Leadership, Media Fall Short on Sea Level Rise

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Florida state leadership has been criticized for doing little to prepare the state for stronger storms brought on by climate change and sea level rise. Major broadcasting networks have not mentioned climate change as a potential factor in Hurricanes Harvey and […]

11 Sep 2017

U of T’s landscape architecture expert on Hurricane Irma and flooding in South Florida

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Fadi Masoud, an assistant professor at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto, has been working alongside research labs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Broward County, looking into large-scale environmental […]

21 Aug 2017

New islands sprouting in the Lake Worth Lagoon?

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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection approved a Palm Beach County proposal to build islands on the west side of the Lake Worth Lagoon to provide bird and mangrove habitats and cleanse water. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is […]