Gov. Ron DeSantis’ climate czar is leaving, but Florida’s seas are still rising

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ climate czar is leaving, but Florida’s seas are still rising

That was quick. After less than six months, Florida’s first chief resilience officer, Julia Nesheiwat, is moving on to a new post with the Trump administration. While she may be leaving, the …

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Jacksonville’s political leaders reportedly plan to hire a resiliency officer to help the city cope with the climate crisis

Jacksonville’s political leaders reportedly plan to hire a resiliency officer to help the city cope with the climate crisis

Jacksonville is on its way to joining the ranks of other Florida’s major cities by hiring a chief resiliency officer to coordinate the city’s strategy to counter the accelerating impacts …

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We can help the environment by making the right landscaping choices on our properties

We can help the environment by making the right landscaping choices on our properties

As March approaches, my mind turns to gardening. Climate affects our gardening successes and, in turn, our gardening choices affect the climate. People often ask what they can do to …

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The seas are rising, expensive real estate is at risk and our leaders need to stop ignoring the threat

The seas are rising, expensive real estate is at risk and our leaders need to stop ignoring the threat

The talk about sea-level rise has been going on for years. Some think storm surge is the main problem. After Hurricane Sandy, Donald Trump rejected the idea of building a …

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The rising tide of conservative climate activism

The rising tide of conservative climate activism

I’m a conservative and am part of the 52% of young Republicans who believe the government is doing too little about climate change. I haven’t always felt this way, but …

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The U.S. can continue to lower carbon emissions and grow its economy at the same time

The U.S. can continue to lower carbon emissions and grow its economy at the same time

The record high temperature at Esperanza Base, Antarctica – set in 2015 – was recently eclipsed by an additional 1.4 degrees. Increases in Antarctica matter most because the ice sheets …

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Your tax dollars at work: Half a billion dollars to make Jacksonville more vulnerable to sea-level rise

Your tax dollars at work: Half a billion dollars to make Jacksonville more vulnerable to sea-level rise

A classic economic growth vs. the environment tussle is playing out in Jacksonville, and as is usual, business interests will likely prevail. But this debate is different, in that there …

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Signs of fires, hurricanes, other disruptions linger for years in the Everglades, FIU research shows

Signs of fires, hurricanes, other disruptions linger for years in the Everglades, FIU research shows

The chemical signature left behind by hurricanes, fires, cold snaps and droughts can linger in the slow-moving water of the Florida Everglades for up to a decade. No one expected …

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Florida should pay attention to New Jersey’s attempt to consider climate change when it evaluates construction plans

Florida should pay attention to New Jersey’s attempt to consider climate change when it evaluates construction plans

Here’s an initiative from New Jersey that is tailor-made for Florida. New Jersey is the first state in the country that could require builders to consider climate change and rising …

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

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

HB 113 and SB 172, which will prohibit local governments from regulating harmful chemicals in sunscreen, have passed through all committees in both the State House and State Senate and …

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