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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 […]

22 Jun 2017

Mayors, Welcome to Miami Beach

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This week, more than 250 mayors from across the nation will gather in Miami Beach for the 85th annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The mayors will bring to the meeting a national agenda, as well as concerns […]

22 Jun 2017

Flooding leads Fort Lauderdale to consider higher fees

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Fort Lauderdale has increasingly suffered from flooding, leading to a proposal that would double what city property owners pay in stormwater fees. In the face of rising sea levels, the costs to improve road drainage and build higher sea walls […]

21 Jun 2017

The Paris Agreement in Southeast Florida

Southeast Florida, along with the nation, is seeing multiple impacts of climate change firsthand, such as sunny-day flooding, extreme rain events, and record-breaking temperatures as sea levels rise by a projected 6-12 inches in the next 15 years.

In response to the federal administration’s withdrawal […]

21 Jun 2017

South Florida tries to hold back the sea

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Responses to sea level rise—both by the public and by local government—vary across Florida. Current and potential homeowners in Tallahassee seem to be conducting business as usual, but residents and government officials in Miami Beach are taking serious steps to […]

19 Jun 2017

Mark Woods: A flat peninsula surrounded by rising seas? What could go wrong?

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Columnist Mark Woods argues that there needs to be a different statewide approach to rising seas than either ignoring the topic or saying the science isn’t clear enough. Though state and local leaders are able to respond to hurricanes, they […]

19 Jun 2017

As sea waters rise Miami begins elevated development

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In the U.S., an estimated 13 million people live along the coast, and the largest concentration—1.5 million people—is in South Florida. Many of the most aggressive ideas for combating sea level rise in the U.S. are coming from Miami and […]

19 Jun 2017

Mainland Miami looks at moving neighborhood as the sea rises

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Government officials in South Florida are considering redesigning the mainland Miami neighborhood of Shorecrest by returning some developed areas to nature, rather than reinforcing them with sea walls. Despite its distance from Biscayne Bay, the neighborhood is regularly flooded with […]