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Sea Level Rise Could Cause $1 Trillion in U.S. Real Estate Losses

The online property database Zillow issued a report this week that suggests sea-level rise could cause almost $1 trillion in property losses by…
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Controversial Ruling Will Allow More Toxic Chemicals In Florida’s Water

Florida residents will have more toxic chemicals in their drinking water thanks to a controversial ruling by the state’s Environmental Regulation Commission.
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On Algae Bloom, Obama Tells Florida: You Figure It Out

Florida’s Treasure Coast has become inundated with algae blooms. After resisting federal regulations that could have prevented the problem, Florida politicians are asking…
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Florida College Town Embraces Green Building

Gainesville is home of the Gators and the University of Florida. In recent years, residents have witnessed a paradigm shift in the number…
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Donald Trump, the Bully-in-Chief Who’s “Done So Much for Equality”

Trump's recent comments that he has “done so much for equality” come from what he insists are non-discriminatory policies at his Palm Beach…
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South Florida Mayors Tell Rubio, Bush: ‘Climate Change Is Real’

The mayors of 15 South Florida cities have a message for Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush.
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Rubio, Bush Continue to Dismiss Climate Change

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush have both acknowledged that climate change exists. But both continue to dismiss climate…
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Florida Launches Campaign to Fight Human Trafficking

As of Jan. 1, signs that intend to raise awareness of human trafficking are now required to be displayed at many public places…
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The Line on the Sidewalk: South Florida’s Climate Change Dilemma

Florida's coastline is world famous for its tourism amenities. The state is also a vital transportation nexus for the country, providing an essential…
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The Crazy Logic Behind Florida’s Climate Change Ban

Big and small governments have tried through the years to change the vernacular that is used regarding controversial policies they don't wish to…
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Florida Takes Aim At Mere Mention of Climate Change

The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting (FCIR) found that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has an unwritten policy that the words…
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Florida’s Expanding Sinkholes Won’t Deter Fracking

The occasional sinkhole has been called a way of life in Florida. Increasingly, however, sinkholes are becoming an expensive and ever-dangerous risk in…
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Antarctic Melting Prompts South Miami to Secede

The residents of South Miami, FL doesn't plan to sit around and wait for the Antartic ice cap to melt - or for…
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Catlin Seaview Survey Assesses Climate Risks in Florida

Funded by the Catlin Group, the Catlin Seaview Survey is assessing Florida's coral reefs to better understand future climate change risks.
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3p Weekend: 5 Cities Already Feeling the Effects of Climate Change

While some still view climate change as some distant or unidentifiable threat (and others simply argue its effects "won't be so bad"), the…