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13 Nov

Can cities get smarter about extreme weather?

Read the full article here. Outdated knowledge systems have exacerbated recent disasters and contributed to growing financial losses from extreme weather. Cities need new ways of knowing, evaluating, and anticipating risk by updating their information systems. Cities need to better anticipate what would happen in the case of these types of unprecedented extreme weather events. What’s […]

9 Nov

Accepting the Challenge for Climate Action

Read the full article here. After the U.S. pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord, nearly 2,600 cities, states, companies, and campuses pledged to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This is part of a history of local action leading the way in the U.S. Nonprofits like the Institute for Sustainable Communities and local […]

2 Nov

King tides wash away South Florida’s climate change skepticism

Read the full article here. Businesses in South Florida towns are taking steps to prepare for flooding even on days with no rain. Unless buildings are equipped for king tide flooding, they’re vulnerable to water damage. A recent assessment of sea level risk issued by Climate Central ranked the top 25 U.S. cities with the […]

17 Oct

Post-Irma: What Does It Mean To Be A “Resilient” Community?

Read the full article here. At a post-Irma summit in South Florida, officials said the key to preparing the region for future storms goes beyond dealing with sea level rise—it requires addressing chronic issues like low wages, aging infrastructure, and high housing costs. Irma had serious consequences for vulnerable residents. People with limited incomes struggled […]

13 Oct

May We Improve Your Hurricane Experience? Officials Seek Public Input On Climate Action Plan

Read the full article here. Officials from Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties are requesting the public’s help to update their Regional Climate Action Plan. The plan came out in 2012 and provides local officials with guidance on problems like sea-level rise, hurricanes, Zika and income inequality. It also offers strategies for reducing South Florida’s carbon […]

5 Oct

Water Levels by Station

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration provides real-time water level information that is updated every six minutes.

3 Oct

Office of Resilience Awarded Assistance from the DOE

The Miami-Dade County Office of Resilience has been awarded three different technical assistance grants from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to help with countywide greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction efforts. Increasing energy and water efficiency is a major part of the county’s strategy to reduce GHGs because electricity generation accounts for 46% of the county’s GHG […]

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