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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 […]

26 Jul 2017

New report puts timeline to rising water in South Florida

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According to a report from the Union of Concerned Scientists, coastal cities in the U.S. will face more and higher flooding in the next 20 years. The report’s authors suggest coastal communities may have to retreat from the coastline, but […]

26 Jul 2017

Climate Change Dilemma for Coastal America: How Much Flooding Is Too Much?

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A report from the Union of Concerned Scientists used federal data to project the year communities across the U.S. will become chronically inundated, meaning they face flooding an average of every two weeks across 10% or more of their area. […]

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 […]