Stories tagged "Florida"

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...

May 16, 2018

Our Daily Planet: Air Pollution Exposure In Pregnancy Tied To High Blood Pressure in Kids, Great Plains Brace For Drought, Billions in Losses, 2-Week Countdown to Hurricane Season and America is Unprepared, Russian Facebook Ads Push Anti-Environment Agenda, Please Say No to Roadside Zoos, One Cool Thing: A Feast at the White Shark Cafe

Our Daily Planet: Pregnant Women and Air Pollution Risk, Not Ready for Hurricane Season, and the White Shark Cafe Campaign URL Copy Facebook 0 likes Twitter 0 tweets Google +1 Subscribe Past Issues RSS Translate English العربية Afrikaans беларуская мова български...

April 5, 2018

Our Daily Planet: Cross-Border Cooperation With Mexico Over Water, Drones Help Scientists Find Raw Materials, Today’s Flood Is Tomorrow’s High Tide, KY Law Makes It Harder for Coal Miners to Get Black Lung Diagnoses, Puffins Help Scientists Study Ocean Health, See the Northern Lights

The Other Mexico Story, Puffins Can Help, and See the Aurora Borealis Campaign URL Copy Facebook 0 likes Twitter 0 tweets Google +1 Subscribe Past Issues RSS Translate English العربية Afrikaans беларуская мова български català 中文(简体) 中文(繁體) Hrvatski Česky Dansk...

March 29, 2018

Our Daily Planet: Air Wars Grind On in Court, Toxic Algae Strikes LA and FL, Farmers Need Conservation Funding, Will The Farm Bill Deliver?, Partisan Divide on Climate Change Grows, Post-Harvey Recovery Has Not Been the Same for All Houstonians , One Hot Thing

Our Daily Planet: Air Wars in Courts, Partisan Divide on Climate Widens and One Hot Thing! Campaign URL Copy Facebook 0 likes Twitter 0 tweets Google +1 Subscribe Past Issues RSS Translate English العربية Afrikaans беларуская мова български català 中文(简体) 中文(繁體)...