flooding 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 Palm Beach County's Flash-Flood Victims Get Financial Help http://blog.wlrn.org/post/palm-beach-countys-flash-flood-victims-get-financial-help <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Help is on the way for people whose homes and businesses were damaged by the freak flash floods that hit parts of Palm Beach County in January.</span></p><p>The U.S. Small Business Administration has set up a disaster recovery center in Delray Beach where flood victims can apply for low-interest loans.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 04:12:01 +0000 Christine DiMattei 27475 at http://blog.wlrn.org Palm Beach County's Flash-Flood Victims Get Financial Help 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 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