Sea-Level Rise http://blog.wlrn.org en Scientist To Governor: Stop Spreading Doubt About Climate Change http://blog.wlrn.org/post/scientist-governor-stop-spreading-doubt-about-climate-change <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Rick Scott has been repeatedly quoted as saying </span><a href="http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2014/05/rick-scott-wont-say-if-he-thinks-man-made-climate-change-is-real-significant.html" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">"I'm not a scientist"</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> when asked whether he believes in man-made climate change.</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:31:03 +0000 Gina Jordan 35947 at http://blog.wlrn.org Scientist To Governor: Stop Spreading Doubt About Climate Change Delray Beach Residents Create A Rising Waters Task Force http://blog.wlrn.org/post/delray-beach-residents-create-rising-waters-task-force <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At a meeting earlier this week, a group of residents concerned about rising sea levels decided to name themselves Delray's Rising Waters Task Force.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Their goal is to deal with the effects of climate change.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They are still in the early stages of organizing themselves.</span></p><p>There were five members at the beginning of the meeting and seven joined, making it a total of 12, by the end. They are still looking for more residents to join.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 21:28:15 +0000 Jephie Bernard 34239 at http://blog.wlrn.org Delray Beach Residents Create A Rising Waters Task Force Listen: Does South Florida's Water Taste Funny? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/listen-does-south-floridas-water-taste-funny <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">How would you describe the flavor of water? The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle said it "tends to be tasteless." But you probably didn't feel that way when you tried the tap water outside your hometown. Why does water taste so different within the U.S., even within your own state?</span></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 20:43:07 +0000 Elaine Chen 33664 at http://blog.wlrn.org Listen: Does South Florida's Water Taste Funny? Study: Our Water Use Is A Major Cause Of Saltwater Intrusion http://blog.wlrn.org/post/study-our-water-use-major-cause-saltwater-intrusion <p></p><p><a href="http://www.broward.org/NaturalResources/WaterResources/Documents/northernsaltwaterintrusion.pdf" target="_blank">A study</a> finds that South Florida maybe can’t blame the rest of the world for saltwater seeping into the groundwater, also called saltwater intrusion.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 23:46:59 +0000 Elaine Chen 33030 at http://blog.wlrn.org Study: Our Water Use Is A Major Cause Of Saltwater Intrusion Despite White House Warnings, Florida Legislators Skeptical About Climate Change http://blog.wlrn.org/post/despite-white-house-warnings-florida-legislators-skeptical-about-climate-change <p>The White House is painting a dire picture for every region in the nation, especially South Florida, if action isn't taken to combat climate change. Some states' Republican lawmakers still are not buying it.</p><p>Things won't be pretty in South Florida if the latest White House climate assessment is right. You can expect intensified storms and a sea that will keep steadily encroaching on your way of life slowly nipping away at that shore your toes used to trust.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 00:05:00 +0000 Maria Murriel 32717 at http://blog.wlrn.org Despite White House Warnings, Florida Legislators Skeptical About Climate Change Education Bills Highlight Differences Among Republican Leadership http://blog.wlrn.org/post/education-bills-highlight-differences-among-republican-leadership <p></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 15:29:41 +0000 Elaine Chen 31345 at http://blog.wlrn.org Education Bills Highlight Differences Among Republican Leadership Rhode Island Senator Cruises South Florida's Rising Seas http://blog.wlrn.org/post/rhode-island-senator-cruises-south-floridas-rising-seas <p>Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse will finish his tour of four southern coastal states with a final stop in South Florida Friday.</p><p>He has been talking with scientists, residents and business owners during his week-long trip to discuss rising seas. It’s part of an effort to get congress more engaged with the issue by relaying stories from the people and towns dealing with the issue.</p><p>The senator will be in South Florida Friday and will moderate the South Florida Climate Action rally in Pinecrest.</p><p>Hear the full story below:</p><p></p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:57:38 +0000 Wilson Sayre 31319 at http://blog.wlrn.org Rhode Island Senator Cruises South Florida's Rising Seas Do You Know Where Your Water Comes From? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/do-you-know-where-your-water-comes <p><em>This story originally ran on March 13, 2014.</em></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap;">If you mention “desalination,” most people probably think you mean taking salt out of seawater, and they probably think you’re talking about what happens in desert nations in the Middle East. </span></p><p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:17:58 +0000 Elaine Chen 29140 at http://blog.wlrn.org Do You Know Where Your Water Comes From? Environmentalists Speak At Bill Nelson's Miami Beach Sea-Level Rise Hearing http://blog.wlrn.org/post/environmentalists-speak-bill-nelsons-miami-beach-sea-level-rise-hearing <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Miami Beach City Hall was at capacity this Earth Day when Sen. Bill Nelson held a field hearing on sea-level rise.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The hearing attracted environmentalists from across South Florida and the country.&nbsp;</p><p>The witnesses who spoke on account of sea-level rise included government officials Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine and Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:15:28 +0000 Lisann Ramos 31204 at http://blog.wlrn.org Environmentalists Speak At Bill Nelson's Miami Beach Sea-Level Rise Hearing Environmental Orgs Tour Miami Sites Affected By Sea-Level Rise http://blog.wlrn.org/post/environmental-orgs-tour-miami-sites-affected-sea-level-rise <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In light of <strong><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/environmentalists-speak-bill-nelsons-miami-beach-sea-level-rise-hearing">a field hearing organized by Sen. Bill Nelson</a></strong> about climate change and sea-level rise, South Florida environmentalists put on a tour of affected sites in the area.</span></p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:09:41 +0000 Lisann Ramos 31187 at http://blog.wlrn.org Environmental Orgs Tour Miami Sites Affected By Sea-Level Rise Should People Without Permits Be Able To Carry Guns During A Hurricane? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/should-people-without-permits-be-able-carry-guns-during-hurricane <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Hurricane season is a few months away, and that may be what was on the mind of legislators this session.</span></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:10:26 +0000 Maria Murriel 30997 at http://blog.wlrn.org Should People Without Permits Be Able To Carry Guns During A Hurricane? FIU Professors Win Grant For Sea-Level Rise Project http://blog.wlrn.org/post/fiu-professors-win-grant-sea-level-rise-project <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida International University is one of twelve colleges in the country to win a grant from the </span><a href="http://journalists.org/next-gen/challenge-fund/winner-florida-international-university/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> this year. Four </span>FIU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> journalism professors proposed a project on sea-level rise in South Florida.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:18:32 +0000 Jessica Meszaros 30731 at http://blog.wlrn.org FIU Professors Win Grant For Sea-Level Rise Project Who Was That Tea Party Lady At The Solar Energy Rally With Charlie Crist? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/who-was-tea-party-lady-solar-energy-rally-charlie-crist <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There was an odd moment at the Solar Uprising rally at the state capitol on Thursday, which Charlie </span>Crist<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> attended to be seen championing solar energy for our state.</span></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:37:13 +0000 Rick Stone 30616 at http://blog.wlrn.org Who Was That Tea Party Lady At The Solar Energy Rally With Charlie Crist? Miami-Based Dance Project Aims To Raise Sea-Level Rise Awareness Nationally http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-based-dance-project-aims-raise-sea-level-rise-awareness-nationally <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; line-height: 19px; color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The broad lawn at the Deering Estate at Cutler runs gently downhill to meet Biscayne Bay, washing up between two massive, palm lined jetties to be greeted, on this bright afternoon, by a mass of young people. They flood across the grass, arms and bodies rippling as they surge into lines and circles and lifts in a dance that looks like both prayer and invocation.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:27:23 +0000 Jordan Levin 30554 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami-Based Dance Project Aims To Raise Sea-Level Rise Awareness Nationally Why Sea-Level Rise Might Hurt Poor Neighborhoods More Than Coastal Areas http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-sea-level-rise-might-hurt-poor-neighborhoods-more-coastal-areas <p></p><p>Keren Bolter&nbsp;is a doctoral student of geosciences at Florida Atlantic University researching what areas in South Florida are particularly threatened by rising seas. She says all methods of analysis for the risks of sea-level rise only focus on financial vulnerability -- ranking Fort Lauderdale Beach and Miami Beach as high-risk -- but to her, that's not the whole story.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 02:40:21 +0000 Wilson Sayre 30194 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why Sea-Level Rise Might Hurt Poor Neighborhoods More Than Coastal Areas