coastal flooding http://blog.wlrn.org en Two Dead As Flash Floods Hit Parts of Palm Beach County http://blog.wlrn.org/post/two-dead-flash-floods-hit-parts-palm-beach-county <p></p><p>The flooding left behind by heavy overnight rainfall in parts of Palm Beach County is more than just a nuisance that closed schools and blocked roads.</p><p>Now, it has caused two deaths.</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/woman-in-critical-condition-after-pulled-from-car-/ncjFZ/" target="_blank">The Palm Beach Post </a></strong>reports that a 56-year-old woman drowned after accidently driving her car from a flooded street straight into a canal.&nbsp; A 90-year-old man died after he fell into a canal while out for a walk.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:10:43 +0000 Christine DiMattei 26292 at http://blog.wlrn.org Two Dead As Flash Floods Hit Parts of Palm Beach County 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 Miami Among "Most At Risk" For Sea Level Rise, Federal Climate Change Report Says http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-among-most-risk-sea-level-rise-federal-climate-change-report-says <p>Florida -- and Miami in particular -- should prepare for habitat destruction, loss of cropland, increased salt-water intrusion, worsening coastal flooding, and a host of related disasters if climate change and sea level rise patterns continue, according to findings in a federal "draft climate report."</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 13:01:40 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 9744 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami Among "Most At Risk" For Sea Level Rise, Federal Climate Change Report Says Hurricane Sandy Erosion Will Impact Florida's Sea Turtle Nesting Season http://blog.wlrn.org/post/hurricane-sandy-erosion-will-impact-floridas-sea-turtle-nesting-season <p>South Florida's beaches in late spring through much of the fall resemble something of a crime scene, or rather, dozens of miniature crime scenes. <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Brightly colored caution tape and wooden stakes can be found scattered throughout the sand, sectioning off areas where sea turtles have left the water to build nests. </span></p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 9658 at http://blog.wlrn.org Hurricane Sandy Erosion Will Impact Florida's Sea Turtle Nesting Season