Stories tagged "Florida"

June 4, 2019

Panama City Prepares for the Worst

June 1st marked the beginning of hurricane season, which for many Florida residents has returned far too quickly as they’re still struggling to recover from last season. In Panama City, FL residents are preparing for the worst, as last year brought Hurricane...

May 14, 2019

South Florida’s contest for climate solutions

South Florida tops the list for most at-risk regions to climate change in the United States. Sea level rise means that an increasing amount of coastal properties are coming under threat and South Florida’s lawmakers are scrambling to find solutions, even holding...

April 2, 2019

Extreme heat in South Florida hurts the most vulnerable

South Florida is known for its heat (and not just the basketball team) but climate change is driving up average highs to a level that is threatening human life, especially for those people who live below the poverty line and face increased exposure to extreme heat. As...

March 27, 2019

Thousands of cane toads invade South Florida

Staggering numbers of toxic bufo toads, or cane toads as they’re commonly known, have invaded Palm Beach Gardens, Florida much to the dismay of the town’s 55,000 residents. The amphibians have swarmed people’s pools, yards, sidewalks and because of...

February 21, 2019

Drill Baby Drill In the Everglades

The Florida Everglades may soon be the site of new oil and gas drilling operations.  A Miami real estate developer has, after a four-year legal battle, received a permit to drill an exploratory oil well in the Everglades, just west of populous Broward County suburbs. ...

January 22, 2019

Florida Red Tide Takes Record Number of Turtles

The red tide that tormented the coast of Florida was extremely deadly for marine wildlife.  The Miami Herald Tribune reported that the Florida Department of Fish and Game attributed the deaths of 589 sea turtles and 213 manatee deaths to this episode of red tide,...

January 16, 2019

Pass on the oxybenzone, protect Florida’s reefs

The Miami Herald reported yesterday that the Key West City Commission on Tuesday unanimously voted to ban the sale of sunscreens that contain two ingredients — oxybenzone and octinoxate — that a growing body of scientific evidence says harm coral reefs. While...