Miami says it can adapt to rising seas. Not everyone is convinced

Officials have a new plan to manage rising water. Succeed or fail, it will very likely become a case study for other cities facing climate threats.
Print Friendly and PDF

Citrus growers may soon have a new way to fight back against a deadly enemy

Citrus greening has decimated Florida's industry and the infection is spreading in California. But a novel treatment, still in the testing phase, may suppress the disease and give trees immunity.


Miami Beach to cut back on famous palm trees over climate concerns

As a poster child for the climate emergency, Miami Beach has become a world leader in mitigating the effects of sea-level rise. Now the subtropical Florida city is cutting back on its famous swaying palm trees as it seeks shadier alternatives to preserve its environment and try to keep residents and visitors cool.


Amid rising seas, ‘dry’ resort is wetter than it likes

The impacts of rising sea levels can be clearly seen in Ocean City, New Jersey, a family resort town spending tens of millions of dollars to deal with flooding.


Seagrass is a vital weapon against climate change, but we’re killing it

As coastal development continues, Floridians often don't think about their impacts on the hidden meadows beneath the sea's surface.


'What nightmares are made of.' Hackers hit Florida water supply

An extraordinary cyberattack on a water treatment facility in Florida--the first documented attempt to hack into and contaminate a U.S. community's water supply--raises questions around critical infrastructure security as water and energy utilities move to digitize their operations.


Money and politics could doom the Florida panther

incessant development is devouring the big cats' habitat.

Federal officials seeking person who scraped 'Trump' into manatee's back

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said whoever etched the letters into algae on the animal's skin may have violated the Endangered Species Act.

Inside clean energy: The energy storage boom has arrived

After years of build up, a giant battery storage project is online in Moss Landing, California, and a huge one is on the way in Florida.


Will Gov. DeSantis hire another Florida climate change czar?

For almost seven months, Florida had a dedicated leader on climate change. Then she left for another job. The state has now gone longer than that without a full-time replacement.


From Alaska to Florida, harmful PFAS compounds pollute water at multiple sites in every state

Wherever you are in the U.S., there's a good chance you can find harmful PFAS compounds in water near you.


US to protect coral reefs in Caribbean and Pacific

A recent report found that the reefs off the coast of Florida are the most degraded in the USA, with perhaps as little as 2% remaining.


Riskiest spot for rising seas is 50 miles from the ocean

The county most at risk for coastal flooding is not in Florida, North Carolina or New Jersey, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It's not even on a coast.


Florida GOP leaders look at climate change plans

Planning work to address flooding from rising sea levels, similar to how the state maps out road and bridge projects for five years, is being considered by the new Republican leaders of the Florida House and Senate.

From our Newsroom

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

Above The Fold

Daily & Weekly newsletters all free.