global warming http://blog.wlrn.org en Task Force Releases Recommendations To Address Sea-Level Rise http://blog.wlrn.org/post/task-force-releases-recommendations-address-sea-level-rise <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yesterday, the Miami-Dade Sea Level Rise Task Force released </span><a href="http://www.miamidade.gov/planning/library/reports/sea-level-rise-final-report.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">a report detailing six recommendations to the county.&nbsp;</a></p><p>The main recommendation calls on county officials to consult experts to create an infrastructure that can adapt to rising sea levels.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 22:25:36 +0000 Carla Javier 34908 at http://blog.wlrn.org Task Force Releases Recommendations To Address Sea-Level Rise Rising To Environmental Challenges In America’s Sinking Cities http://blog.wlrn.org/post/rising-environmental-challenges-america-s-sinking-cities <p></p><p>As an undergrad at Louisiana State University, I learned quickly what it means to live in a swamp. I left our college newsroom after an all-nighter working a tropical storm and found my car parked behind Tiger Stadium — filled to the stickshift with murky brown water.</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Rebekah Monson 16937 at http://blog.wlrn.org Rising To Environmental Challenges In America’s Sinking Cities Watch South Beach Disappear Under Sea Level Rise In Hypnotic New GIFs http://blog.wlrn.org/post/watch-south-beach-disappear-under-sea-level-rise-hypnotic-new-gifs <p>Current climate change and sea level rise models indicate a very grim -- and water-logged -- future for South Florida and Miami in particular<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;But n</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ew imagery from researcher/artist </span><a href="http://nickolaylamm.com/" target="_blank">Nickolay</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://nickolaylamm.com/" target="_blank">&nbsp;Lamm</a> paints an almost hypnotic picture of these proposed realties for American cities like Miami, Boston, Washington D.C., and New York.< Thu, 20 Jun 2013 14:31:18 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 12128 at http://blog.wlrn.org Watch South Beach Disappear Under Sea Level Rise In Hypnotic New GIFs The Environmental Cost Of South Florida's Car Culture Could Be Negated By Bikes http://blog.wlrn.org/post/environmental-cost-south-floridas-car-culture-could-be-negated-bikes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a state that is noted for its dedicated car culture, it seems a given that residents and tourists would benefit from any measurable decrease in road congestion, car exhaust, and air pollution.&nbsp;</span>As <a href="http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/bikemonth/" target="_blank">National Bike Month</a> winds down and South Florida, communities make moves to become more bike friendly, it pays to talk about the potential environmental impact of having more bicycles and less cars on Florida's roads.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 10:02:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 14429 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Environmental Cost Of South Florida's Car Culture Could Be Negated By Bikes 2 Million Floridians Threatened By Sea Level Rise, But New Study Says It Can Be Slowed http://blog.wlrn.org/post/2-million-floridians-threatened-sea-level-rise-new-study-says-it-can-be-slowed <p>If sea level rise continues unabated, sections of South Florida -- and Miami in particular -- will be under water in a matter of decades. But a new study suggests that swift reductions in <span style="line-height: 1.5;">"short-lived climate pollutants" and carbon dioxide levels</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;could help to slow the rise. &nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 11:01:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 12445 at http://blog.wlrn.org 2 Million Floridians Threatened By Sea Level Rise, But New Study Says It Can Be Slowed Climate Change Could Ruin Snorkeling And Fishing In Florida http://blog.wlrn.org/post/climate-change-could-ruin-snorkeling-and-fishing-florida <p>The future of some of Florida's smallest and most seldom seen inhabitants is under threat from climate change, and that could spell big trouble further up the food chain, scientists say. South Florida's coral and algae populations are declining as ocean temperatures rise and there's an economic factor to consider, according to researchers who study the coastal underwater ecosystems.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 11:01:04 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 10621 at http://blog.wlrn.org Climate Change Could Ruin Snorkeling And Fishing In Florida Florida Not Among States Expected To Teach Students About Climate Change http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-not-among-states-expected-teach-students-about-climate-change <p>More than two dozen states are expected to adopt new national science education standards that include teaching children as young as elementary school about the effects of climate change. Florida was not among the 26 states that helped to "provide leadership" during the development stage of the <em>Next Generation Science Standards,</em> and it is unclear if it is among the roughly 15 states "that have indicated they may accept them," according to <em>Inside Climate News</em>.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 16:02:54 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 10353 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida Not Among States Expected To Teach Students About Climate Change Humidity Will Worsen With Climate Change And With It, Worker Productivity http://blog.wlrn.org/post/humidity-will-worsen-climate-change-and-it-worker-productivity <p>Anyone who has tried to tend a garden or walk the dog in the height of a South Florida summer understands the energy-zapping qualities of a heat and humidity combo. A recently released study reports that climate change will mean an increase in those sticky, sweaty days.</p><p></p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 12:31:27 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 10077 at http://blog.wlrn.org Humidity Will Worsen With Climate Change And With It, Worker Productivity The State Of The Union Of Climate Change: How Will Obama Address Global Warming? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/state-union-climate-change-how-will-obama-address-global-warming <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama will give the first State of the Union&nbsp;address of his second term. Among the many issues that impact South Floridians -- jobs, immigration reform, Medicare -- climate change is one of the hot-button topics expected to make the agenda.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 9192 at http://blog.wlrn.org The State Of The Union Of Climate Change: How Will Obama Address Global Warming? The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business & Government http://blog.wlrn.org/post/epic-rivalry-between-big-business-government <p></p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 15711 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business & Government