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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 […]

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. […]