A carbon tax to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases is gaining support among citizens, business leaders and policy makers

The government is giving us cash to help during the Covid-19 crisis; it should use the same tactic to solve the climate crisis

By Mark Reynolds and Susan Kaye, Citizens’ Climate Lobby Covid-19 is a public health crisis, but as it has unfolded, it has rippled out into an economic crisis, too. The …

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Climate change and COVID-19 are science-based threats that test our ability to work together for the common good

Climate change and COVID-19 are science-based threats that test our ability to work together for the common good

By Chris Wiegard, Citizens’ Climate Lobby In Florida, there is a rapidly evolving understanding of the scale of the sea-level rise predicament. This situation may feel unique, but it’s shared …

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Broward County’s Water Academy educates officials about the costs and complexities of maintaining a clean environment

Broward County’s Water Academy educates officials about the costs and complexities of maintaining a clean environment

By Nick Sortal, president of the Plantation City Council Wastewater disposal. Flood control. Sewage piping. Sea-level rise. These are topics Broward County elected officials need to master, so there’s a …

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There are parallels between Climate Change and COVID-19: they are both shocking threats that demand similar responses

There are parallels between Climate Change and COVID-19: they are both shocking threats that demand similar responses

 By Susan Steinhauser, Climate Reality Project While in a matter of months COVID-19 has changed the world as we know it, climate change has been transforming our world for decades.  …

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Please Gov. DeSantis, no victory lap; tell the Legislature that there’s a lot more work needed to protect the environment

Please Gov. DeSantis, no victory lap; tell the Legislature that there’s a lot more work needed to protect the environment

By Howard L. Simon, Clean Okeechobee Waters Foundation Gov. Ron DeSantis will soon sign what the Legislature, in an example of clever marketing, has labeled the “Clean Waterways Act,” Senate …

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Legislators addressed several challenges threatening Florida’s environment, but more needs to be done

Legislators addressed several challenges threatening Florida’s environment, but more needs to be done

Janet Bowman, The Nature Conservancy in Florida Florida’s lawmakers deserve kudos for addressing some of the state’s environmental problems, but they missed some opportunities too. In a continuation of the …

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Yes, the land is slowly sinking in parts of Florida, but the sea is rising much faster and poses a far greater threat of flooding

Yes, the land is slowly sinking in parts of Florida, but the sea is rising much faster and poses a far greater threat of flooding

Kristina Dahl, Union of Concerned Scientists Last year, Florida House Speaker José Oliva made the scientifically unsupported claim that Miami Beach’s buildings and infrastructure are causing the underlying land to …

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We need carbon-removal technology to help control the planet’s rising temperature, but pulling carbon out of the atmosphere won’t solve the climate crisis on its own

We need carbon-removal technology to help control the planet’s rising temperature, but pulling carbon out of the atmosphere won’t solve the climate crisis on its own

By Shuchi Talati, Union of Concerned Scientists  More than four years ago in Paris, the international community agreed to limit global average temperatures from rising beyond 2 degrees Celsius above …

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The state Legislature should defeat bills that prohibit local governments from banning certain chemicals in sunscreen

Controlled by Republicans, the Florida Legislature again passed bills that endanger the state’s vulnerable environment

By Heather Hunter, Florida College Democrats and Janelle Christensen, Democratic Environmental Caucus of Florida It is vital that the Florida Legislature defend our environment. But yet again, this year’s session …

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Legislators acknowledge climate threat and pass ‘Clean Waterways Act,’ but the bill is another weak response to the growing danger

Legislators acknowledge climate threat and pass ‘Clean Waterways Act,’ but the bill is another weak response to the growing danger

In Florida we have a habit of cheering half measures and Johnny-come-lately actions from our public leaders. To wit: The Florida Legislature last week passed the first bill in a …

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