climate change

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released its plan to help the Florida Keys adapt to rising seas. The $5.4 billion plan would include elevating more than 7,000 homes and buying out almost 300.

NOAA / AP

The early start to the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season — the sixth in a row and the first with three named storms by June 1— has rekindled calls to move up the season’s official start.

Wilfredo Lee / AP

A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan to protect Miami-Dade County from hurricane storm surges over the next 50 years with flood gates across rivers, and a mile-long flood wall along its upscale waterfront, could cost nearly $4.6 billion.

The tentative plan, which is now open for public comment, is the latest and most fully detailed. The plan also calls for elevating about 2,300 flood-prone structures.

Ian Linder Sheldon

The rain that pounded South Florida last week, and dumped a half foot on Miami International Airport in just two hours, also tested the limits of the old Tamiami Canal.

NASA Earth Observatory

Monday kicked off the start of another busy hurricane season, forecast to be the fifth in a row with an above average number of storms.

Brenna Hernandez / Shedd Aquarium

A team of scientists looking for coral that can better survive global warming have identified a hardier Caribbean coral in the Bahamas.

Broward Lawmaker Kristin Jacobs Dies After Cancer Battle

Apr 11, 2020

State Rep. Kristin Jacobs was a policy-loving, pragmatic and driven “warrior” who fought as fiercely against the cancer that took her life as she did for Florida’s natural resources.

Jacobs, 60, died peacefully Saturday morning in Tallahassee, surrounded by her children and her partner, Steve Vancore.

Sun-Sentinel

State Rep. Kristin Jacobs, a fixture in Broward County politics for more than two decades and advocate for the environment, died Saturday morning at the age of 60.

International climate change negotiations scheduled for later this year are being postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. United Nations officials say a conference is no longer possible, delaying what many hoped would be an ambitious climate agreement among nations.

NASA Earth Observatory

With workers and businesses around the planet suddenly shut down, scientists are getting an unexpected glimpse at a world with less carbon.

Does Climate Have A Role In The Spread Of COVID-19?

Mar 21, 2020

COVID-19 could be more infectious and deadly than the flu, but only time will tell if the contagion is seasonal.

Emily Michot / Miami Herald

José Javier Rodríguez, a state senator from Miami, has finally achieved the slogan he’s borne on his rubber boots for three years — ActOnClimateFL.

For the first time in a decade, Florida’s Republican-controlled Legislature has passed a bill that explicitly acknowledges climate change’s threats to the state and aims to limit at least some impacts.

Updated on March 16 at 8:42 p.m. ET

Long before condominiums lined the shoreline in Miami Beach, before air conditioning, many thousands of years before Columbus, people lived along Florida's coastline.

Archaeologists say the remains of their settlements are particularly vulnerable to rising sea levels as a result of climate change.

In Florida's Palm Beach County researchers are planning how best to protect and preserve the ancient sites most at risk from rising seas.

Maria Esquinca

Hundreds of people attended the 2nd annual Miami Youth Climate Summit at Florida International University this weekend. 

Daniel Rivero / WLRN

FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA — A few days after Hurricane Dorian, Amanda Kellowan rummaged through what was left. She had just spent 36 hours in the attic of her home, fleeing from the 30-foot storm surge that swept over her island home of Grand Bahama last September.

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