A1A http://blog.wlrn.org en Building For Sea-Level Rise -- Without Rules http://blog.wlrn.org/post/building-sea-level-rise-without-rules <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Miami-Dade County has recently worked out a $1.5 billion plan with the Environmental Protection Agency to fix its aging sewer system — an over-burdened network of pipes, pumps and plants that’s leaked a lot of sewage in the past years.</span></p><p>But a local environmental group says there’s a major piece missing from that agreement: climate-change planning in a consent decree.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 17:57:18 +0000 Arianna Prothero 22978 at http://blog.wlrn.org Building For Sea-Level Rise -- Without Rules Fort Lauderdale Ahead Of The State When It Comes To Sea-Level Rise Protection http://blog.wlrn.org/post/fort-lauderdale-ahead-state-when-it-comes-sea-level-rise-protection <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If not for its patchwork of different shades of asphalt, you would never imagine the stretch of State Road </span>A1A<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> along Fort Lauderdale Beach was all underwater a year ago.</span></p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 12:53:59 +0000 Wilson Sayre 23529 at http://blog.wlrn.org Fort Lauderdale Ahead Of The State When It Comes To Sea-Level Rise Protection Documenting Evidence Of Climate Change http://blog.wlrn.org/post/documenting-evidence-climate-change <p>For South Florida, climate change isn't part of some vague future; it's a reality today. &nbsp;<a href="http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2013/jul/03/debbie-wasserman-schultz/debbie-wasserman-schultz-says-south-florida-weve-h/" target="_blank">South Florida has seen nine inches of of sea-level rise since the 1920s</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Isabel Echarte 16953 at http://blog.wlrn.org Documenting Evidence Of Climate Change After Sandy, Crews Wrap Up Work On Fort Lauderdale's Stretch Of A1A http://blog.wlrn.org/post/after-sandy-crews-wrap-work-fort-lauderdales-stretch-a1a <p>The folks who live along a small stretch of Fort Lauderdale Beach just north of Sunrise Boulevard know the drill.</p><p>Actually, they spent the first part of 2013 hearing little else.</p><p>Nearly every day since early January, work crews have been out between Northeast 14th Court and Northeast 18th Street&nbsp; <a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/06/04/3433223/end-of-the-road-for-repairs-along.html" target="_blank">installing a new sea wall.</a>&nbsp; The first phase involved a huge rig drilling 40 feet down to make way for 500 pieces of sheet metal pilings.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 12:24:06 +0000 Christine DiMattei 15303 at http://blog.wlrn.org After Sandy, Crews Wrap Up Work On Fort Lauderdale's Stretch Of A1A Drill, Baby, Drill: Post-Sandy Restoration Work Begins On Fort Lauderdale's SR A1A http://blog.wlrn.org/post/drill-baby-drill-post-sandy-restoration-work-begins-fort-lauderdales-sr-a1a <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A four-block stretch of State Road&nbsp;A1A in Fort Lauderdale that got a pounding from Mother Nature last fall is now getting a drilling by construction workers.</span></p><p>Between October and November, crashing waves, high tides and storm surge from Hurricane Sandy destroyed parts of the beach, seawall and roadway just north of Sunrise Boulevard.&nbsp;</p><p>This week, an enormous rig positioned along the beach will drill about 40 feet down, to prepare the way for the installation of a new seawall.</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Christine DiMattei 8233 at http://blog.wlrn.org Drill, Baby, Drill: Post-Sandy Restoration Work Begins On Fort Lauderdale's SR A1A