A roundup of news items related to climate change and other environmental issues in Florida:
Why ‘it is absolutely not too late’ for Florida’s coral reefs | NPR
Coral reefs in Florida have lost an estimated 90% of their corals in the last 40 years. This summer, a marine heat wave hit Florida’s coral reefs. The record high temperatures created an extremely stressful environment for the coral reefs.
Scientists are still assessing the damage as water temperatures cool.
During one assessment dive, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) researcher Katey Lesneski observed some critically endangered Elkhorn corals dying in what appeared to be a new and disturbing way.
Floridians are relocating to the center of the state to try to avoid hurricanes — and high insurance premiums | Business Insider
Some Floridians are leaving their coastal homes due to the risk of extreme weather events and increasing insurance premiums — but they aren’t going too far.
They’re descending on Ocala, a 64,000-person inland town located centrally in the state and an hour drive north of Orlando, the Wall Street Journal reports. Dubbed the “Horse Capital of the World” for its many equestrian facilities, the small town is now a hotspot for those who want to stay in the Sunshine State but are seeking higher elevation.
“By the time a hurricane reaches us, they lose steam,” Ocala real-estate agent Courtney Moody told Insider. “It’s mostly a rainstorm.”
South Florida startup hopes to help combat climate change with a 3D printer. Here’s how | WTVJ/NBC6
A South Florida startup company by the name of Kind Designs is helping to combat climate change one 3D-printed seawall at a time.
A 120-foot project is being installed on Pine Tree Drive in Miami Beach at the end of the month.
Anya Freeman, CEO and founder of Kind Designs, said that it takes about an hour to print a seawall panel, 10 feet high.
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