August 23, 2014

Sea Level Rise

A Rising Concern: The impact of sea level rise on Florida

Forget the argument over what may be causing it — if we take seriously the idea that the sea level could rise by more than seven inches in the next 30 years, what should Florida communities be doing about it, and how much will it cost? Read more »
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Impact: Utilities

Florida Power & Light announced earlier this year it intends to spend $500 million over the next three years to harden its system... Read more »
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Impact: Insurance

As seas continue to rise, the insurance industry will play a key role in how communities respond. Read more »
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Impact: Community Planning

Twenty years ago, the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council issued a report that warned about the implications of sea level rise for Sarasota Bay. Read more »
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Impact: Groundwater

As sea level rises, it will push saltwater into aquifers that supply Floridians' drinking water. Read more »
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Impact: Roads

Hot Spots: Fort Lauderdale and St. Johns County Read more »
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Impact: Beach and Shore

Hot Spots: Beaches, Singer Island & Marco Island Read more »
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Impact: Building and Infrastructure

Flooding has become more common on touristy Miami Beach... Read more »
Published on 7/8/2013

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