hurricane irma

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…

All Hands on Deck: Cultivating Resilience in the Face of Disaster

Sustainability-minded companies, social workers, and civil engineers are all working in different ways to design buildings with sustainability, efficiency, and natural disasters in…

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…

Energy Dept. Pledges $32 Million For Grid Resiliency, With Renewables

Despite Trump's antipathy to renewables, his Energy Department launches a new $32 million round of grid resiliency projects that leverage renewable energy.

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.

From Gas Stations to Grid, Will Florida Rebuild After Irma — Or Reinvent?

Irma wreaked havoc on the infrastructure of Florida, highlighting the need to replace gasoline and central power plants with more resilient forms of…

Major Cruise Lines Sail for Humanitarian Relief After Hurricane Irma

Three cruise lines that have long been important to the Caribbean’s travel industry say they are helping the broader post-Hurricane Irma relief effort,…

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…

Florida Launches Hotline to Combat Price Gouging

The Florida Attorney General's office has announced it will be going after those companies that "price gouge" in accordance with the state's stiff…

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…