Florida

Beyond Insurance Payouts: Tallying Up the Cost of Hurricanes

The impact of yearly hurricane seasons can no longer be measured solely in how much private insurers have to pay out of pocket…

Businesses Find Taking a Stand in Today’s Political Environment Is a Double-Edged Sword

Using politics as a means to promote one’s business can either be genius or devolve into a social and financial minefield. In today's…

Hurricane Irma Prompts Questions About the Real Benefits of Solar ‘Net Metering’

The first thing South Florida residents learned after Hurricane Irma had cleared a swath through their neighborhoods is that investing in renewable energy…

In a Race Against the Clock, Scientists in Hawaii Hope “Super Coral” Can Survive Climate Change

An ambitious group of researchers at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology have been laser-focused on understanding coral by going beyond the factors…

Floridians: Now is Exactly the Time to Have That Discussion About Climate Change

The Florida director of Southern Alliance for Clean Energy explains what Florida residents should understand about climate change and hurricanes.

Pizza Hut Manager’s Letter Threatening Employees Fleeing Irma Offers Painful Lesson for Brands

A letter posted on a Florida Pizza Hut bulletin board warning employees that they risked punishment for fleeing Hurricane Irma caused plenty of…

Florida’s Leadership, Media Fall Short on Sea Level Rise

In the aftermath of Harvey and Irma, critics have pointed out that Florida's leadership has done little to prepare the state for climate…

Corporations Causing Sea Level Rise — New Proof

A new study backed by the Union of Concerned Scientists finds that about 30 percent of the world's sea level rise can be…

Orlando Latest City to Go 100% Renewables, But Are Resources Backing Up Words?

The Sierra Club announced that the Orlando City Commission unanimously approved a resolution mandating that the city run 100 percent on renewables by…

Sea Level Rise Creating ‘Ghost Forests,’ New Wetlands Along Eastern Seaboard

There is mounting evidence that sea level rise is creating what researchers often call “ghost forests" along the U.S. East Coast. The potential…

The Question Miami Home Buyers Hate to Ask: How’s Climate Change Doing?

The majority of Miami realtors say their clients don't usually ask about sea level risks or other climate-related problems that would help them…

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.