Florida Sea Grant researcher rethinks how cities can adapt to rising seas.
In the Florida Everglades, peat soils critical to maintaining wetland elevation are collapsing due to rising seas.
The workshop “Sea-Level Rise and Flooding: Planning & Law for Local Governments” will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in West Palm Beach on September 21, 2017.
A compilation of the latest news in coastal planning, climate change and sea-level rise in Florida composed by Florida Sea Grant’s coastal planning specialist Thomas Ruppert.
In her more than five years with Florida Sea Grant, Carnahan has concentrated on establishing programs that help protect one of the state’s most developed urban areas from coastal hazards, such as rising seas.
Jason Evans, a Florida Sea Grant researcher, is finding ways for local governments in several cities, including Satellite Beach, to best adapt to sea-level rise. Part of Evans’ research is mapping how vulnerable public facilities such as stormwater drainage systems, fire stations and wastewater treatment plants are to rising seas.
A new Florida law focused on flooding also requires that redevelopment planning in coastal management elements includes the impacts of sea-level rise.
The event will take place June 4, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at First Magnitude Brewing Company, located at 1220 SE Veitch St. in Gainesville, Fla.
In late December of 2013, FEMA formally announced that it will now allow state, territorial, or tribal applicants for hazard mitigation assistance to include sea-level rise in their applications. Hazard mitigation assistance grant applicants have to demonstrate, via a benefit-cost analysis, that the proposed project will save as much or more money than it costs…
New Jersey is offering about $9.4 million to buy out 33 homeowners in a vulnerable part of New Jersey. Many of the homes for which the offer is extended were destroyed or severely damaged by Sandy. The article notes apparent unanimous support for the buyout by owners of the affected properties. This stems in part…