A roundup of news items related to climate change and other environmental issues in Florida:
‘Birds are citizens of the world’: Climate change affects bird migration | WUFT
Every bird watcher’s dream is to find a species they wouldn’t normally see wandering through North Central Florida.
Some encounters can be extraordinary enough to bring attention, said Felicia Lee, a current board member of the Alachua Audubon Society. That’s the case with the common merganser wandering across Alachua County after it was last seen on Dec. 21, 1966, according to the non-profit organization’s birds checklist.
But other sightings may be like canaries in a coal mine – providing early warning signals of climate change.
Could tougher building codes fix climate change? | E&E News
It seems almost too good to be true.
But the Energy Department says one step by states would help the United States reduce future carbon emissions by nearly 2 billion metric tons and cut $180 billion from the country’s collective energy bill over 30 years. And the move needs no new technology, equipment, infrastructure or vehicles and would be the equivalent of removing 445 million gasoline-powered cars from the road over 30 years.
What’s required is for states to force new buildings to meet stronger energy standards that reduce consumption.
How archaeological findings off Florida’s coast help future generations prevent sea level rise | WFTS Tampa Bay
BISCAYNE BAY, Fla. — “I tell people it’s underwater basket weaving, but it’s a bit more complicated than that,” shared Joshua Morano.
Morano is a maritime archaeologist for South Florida National Parks. His love for discovery started with a map of a shipwreck, and 12 years later, he was on a boat working on what would become just one of dozens of archaeological findings.
He stated, “The old cliché right is that if you don’t know history, you are doomed to repeat it.”
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