Florida

Will Sea-Level Rise Kill Coastal Florida’s Housing Market?

Coastal Florida's housing market could collapse even before sea-level rise becomes a huge problem. Threats to drinking water supplies and insurance companies' refusal…

Monday: Senate Committee to Hold Climate Change Hearing Near Mar-a-Lago

While the Trump administration denies climate change and rolls back the Obama administration’s environmental protections, some members of Congress are taking action.

DEA’s Fight Against Opioid Manufacturer Falters as Drug Companies Deny Responsibility

Federal investigators have agreed to a $35 million settlement with Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals over the company's alleged negligence in distributing opioid pain medications. But…

Group Calls Out FedEx on NRA Discount in Florida

Gun reform advocates are calling on FedEx to stop providing steep discounts for NRA member businesses, which have a large presence in Florida.

Walt Disney World’s Trashcan GPS Alerts Cause Employee Angst

Custodial employees at Walt Disney World in Florida are worried that new GPS tracking technology designed to keep the theme park cleaner will…

Despite Economic Benefits of Climate Change Adaptation, FL Senate Hopeful Remains Strident Climate Denier

After losing the Republican primary, Marco Rubio is trying to reclaim his former U.S. Senate seat. Given his blatant denial of the risks…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…