Florida’s population has tripled since 1970 closing in on 22 million people in 2021, making it the third most populous state in the US. 16 million Floridians live in coastal counties vulnerable to climate-related issues such as rising sea levels and flooding.

Already in 2016, the EPA published a report pointing out that the Florida peninsula had warmed more than one degree (F) during the last century, the sea was rising about one inch every decade (accelerating perhaps to 1-4 feet in the next century), and heavy rainstorms were becoming more severe. It predicted that rising temperatures were likely to increase storm damages, harm coral reefs, increase the frequency of unpleasantly hot days, and reduce the risk of freezing to Florida’s agriculture. And it observed, that along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of Florida, the land surface was also sinking, a result of sea level rise and increased precipitation, submerging wetlands and dry land, which was eroding beaches and exacerbating both coastal and inland flooding.

Florida has large biomass and solar resources, and insignificant oil and natural gas reserves, but its energy grid is primarily powered by imported fossil fuels through interstate pipelines. It is the fourth largest energy-consuming state, but due to its large population, its per-capita energy consumption ranks amongst the lowest five states. After Texas, Florida is the second-largest electricity producing state, with 75% of production powered by natural gas, 10% from coal and nuclear each, with renewables accounting for another 4% as of 2019. Florida is one of twelve states which has not implemented a renewable energy standard and is currently using a combination of state and local incentives, tax credits, and loan programs for certain renewable energy technologies. Net metering and interconnection rules are in place for investor-owned utilities and customer-cited generation facilities that qualify.

In August of 2021 the city of Tampa voted to move the city to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2035, making it the 12th Florida city to do so, despite the current governor signing prohibitive energy bills into law restricting municipalities from taking “actions which restrict or prohibit” energy sources used by utilities. They are also prohibited from banning gas stations or requiring them to install electric chargers. Tampa joins Tallahassee, Gainesville, Orlando, Satellite Beach, Dunedin, Largo, Safety Harbor, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Cocoa & South Miami Beach.

Florida energy policy has typically favored utility companies, which have fought to prevent the direct sale of electricity from solar companies to their customers, as is permitted in 29 other states and territories, this despite Florida having the fourth-highest solar installation rate in the country. In the Spring of 2019 a lawsuit launched by eight kids called for stronger action to decarbonize the energy system in order to preserve their rights to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness. It was rejected by an appeals court in May 2021 as a three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal upheld a 2020 decision by Leon County Circuit Judge Kevin Carroll to dismiss the case. The panel did not give a detailed explanation, but cited Carroll’s conclusion that the case involved “nonjusticiable political questions.”

In June, 2021, when a Miami condo collapsed Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm suggested that climate change may have played a role. As engineers weighed whether harsher conditions from climate change – flooding, salt water intrusion, heavier rain, higher temperatures, more intense hurricanes—played a role, a final answer is not yet forthcoming.



By Roger Williams 02/09/23
When Florida’s governor, Ron DeSantis, stepped to the podium at the hurricane-shuttered Coconut Jack’s in Bonita Springs on Jan. 10, he seemed to be living proof that history repeats itself, in this big-spending case for…
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Florida Tech’s Latest Research Suggests Tropical Reefs Grow Faster in Cooler Waters

By Adam Lowenstein 02/09/23
Stunning new research from Florida Tech shows that corals living in cooler waters are now building reefs faster than nearby corals living in warmer waters.
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SLOPE Platform Puts Clean Energy Job Growth Insights Into Hands of Decision Makers

By Kerrin Jeromin 02/08/23
Did you know there is potential for more than 1.6 million new jobs to be created across America by the year 2030 to help build the country’s clean energy future?
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National Park Service accused of failing to protect endangered Florida wildlife

By Megan Butler 02/08/23
Environmentalists claim the agency paved the way for a Miami water park and retail development to be built on proposed critical habitat areas for several endangered species.
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South Florida cities score most of $275 million state money for sea level rise projects

By Alex Harris 02/07/23
South Florida is getting more than $180 million of bigger pipes, stronger stormwater pumps and higher canals to deal with rising sea levels — the majority of this year’s state funds.
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South Florida leaders meet to discuss climate change

By CBS Miami Team 01/24/23
Local leaders are meeting with representatives from our neighbors in the Caribbean to tackle climate change.
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Major environmental summit urges focus on challenge of climate change in Southwest Florida

By Tom Bayles 01/19/23
A major regional climate conference brought together a diverse collection of people and their ideas to work together to find a sustainable way of life in the future despite some differing beliefs how to get…
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No debate anymore: Climate change makes extreme weather worse, federal scientists say

By Nicolas Rivero 01/12/23
Scientists at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) delivered a clear message: Climate change is — unequivocally — making extreme weather events worse.
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DeSantis Stuns Critics with Radical Plan to Save Florida’s Ailing Environment

By Toni Koraza 01/12/23
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has reaffirmed a promise to the environment made four years ago.
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Displaced Hurricane Ian survivors brace for a holiday without a home

By Derek Hawkins and Others 12/23/22
Meals like this have become sacrosanct for the family of 10 since Hurricane Ian inundated their house here in late September, destroying their belongings and forcing them to strip the interior down to the studs…
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Fla. lawmakers force homeowners to buy flood insurance

By Thomas Frank 12/15/22
Hundreds of thousands of Florida property owners face requirements to buy flood insurance under a precedent-setting bill approved Wednesday by the state Legislature. It’s the first mandate of its kind in the country.
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What climate change means for Florida’s future

By Theara Coleman 11/27/22
Florida has endured a particularly volatile storm season in 2022. In early September, Hurricane Ian tore through the area, devastating the state's southwest region and killing more than 100 people. Ian was swiftly followed by…
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Toolkit Helps Tallahassee Ready for Clean Energy Implementation

While it makes a big splash when large communities like Los Angeles and New York embrace the clean energy transition, success depends on communities of all sizes mapping a pathway to their goals along with…

Tampa Bay officials release plan for dealing with climate change

Florida’s sandy beaches and beautiful coastlines helped make it the fastest-growing state in the country last year.

Clearwater becomes 13th Florida city to commit to 100% clean and renewable energy by 2040

Clearwater has become the 13th Florida city to commit to 100% clean and renewable energy in its city operations by 2040 and citywide by 2050, with unanimous City Council approval of a resolution stating its…

Florida Transit Agency Buys 60 Electric Buses

A Florida transit agency, the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) of Pinellas County, recently ordered 60 full-electric buses. Pinellas County is the large county just west of Tampa that includes St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Palm…

Tampa is holding listening sessions for residents at the frontline of climate change

The city also announced a $1 million investment into renewable energy solar panels and electric vehicle charging stations at the City Center at Hanna municipal building in East Tampa.

Federal government invests $815K in renewable energy projects in rural Florida

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it is making nearly 800 investments into renewable energy projects aimed at making rural communities in Florida more independent and resilient to the impacts of climate change.

City of Tampa Begins Development of Climate Action & Equity Plan

The City of Tampa is now developing the city’s first Climate Action & Equity Plan. The plan advances one of Mayor Castor’s major campaign commitments and is part of the Resilient Tampa Roadmap, released in…

Washington County officials approve a solar power plant

Washington County is closer to having energy independence after Thursday night’s commission meeting.

Reports: Florida is on track to become a regional leader in solar energy

 While climate scientists are sounding the alarm on rising global temperatures, a recent federal report is saying the U.S. is at least heading in the right direction in terms of using one form of renewable…

Tampa Commits To 100% Clean, Renewable Energy By 2035

Tampa's city council voted Thursday in favor of moving the city to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2035, making it the 12th Florida city to do so. This latest passage comes after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed…

Duke Energy Florida announces 4 new solar sites

Duke Energy Florida today announced the locations of its four newest solar power plants – the latest move in the company’s program to expand its renewable generation portfolio.

Orange County’s Future Shines Brighter Together … Connecting Residents with Affordable Solar

Orange County is excited to announce another opportunity to help residents “go solar” by joining with the City of Orlando and Solar United Neighbors to provide another Solar Co-op.  

Homeowners Across Florida Are Switching To Solar Power Through Group Purchases

More than 60,000 homes, businesses and billboards are powered by solar energy across Florida right now, and one nonprofit is trying to increase that number by getting residents to purchase through multiple groups.

Florida Resilient Coastlines Program

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is committed to marshaling resources to prepare Florida’s coastal communities and habitats for the effects of climate change, especially rising sea levels.

CS/CS/SB 1954 — Statewide Flooding and Sea Level Rise Resilience

The bill establishes statewide programs for adaptation to flooding and sea level rise. The programs are intended to address flooding all across the state. The bill creates: The Resilient Florida Grant Program within the Department…

Point of View: Home insurance rates soaring with the heat

By Carlos Gimenez 05/25/21
Homeowners are the ones who incur the hefty costs when extreme weather strikes, especially those who live in low-lying coastal areas. Now is the time for all levels of government, in conjunction with the innovations…

Preparing for Climate Change in Florida

This page provides an overview of the steps the state is taking to prepare for the impacts of climate change.

Miami-Dade County Regional Climate Action Plan

Florida is considered one of the most vulnerable areas to climate change, with Southeast Florida especially susceptible to impacts such as rising sea levels. Miami-Dade County has been on the forefront of these issues for…

Southeast Florida Regional Climate Action Plan

The Regional Climate Action Plan (RCAP) is the Compact's guiding tool for coordinated climate action in Southeast Florida to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build climate resilience. The RCAP provides a set of recommendations, guidelines…

Florida State Energy & Climate Action Plan

During the past 14 months, the Governor’s Action Team on Energy and Climate Change (Action Team) worked diligently to develop the Florida Energy and Climate Change Action Plan (Action Plan).  In keeping with the guidance provided…


Florida State Profile and Energy Estimates

The Florida peninsula extends almost 450 miles south from the Georgia border to the Florida Keys in the Gulf of Mexico. The state's northern boundary stretches about 360 miles from the Atlantic Ocean across the…

Energy State Bill Tracking Database

The searchable Energy Storage Legislation Database displays information in interactive maps and charts, tracking state activity from 2017 to the present.


The short answer to this question is that solar panels are not illegal in Florida. However, you may have come across this question while researching solar power options in Florida. If you’re wondering why people are…

Rigorously Valuing the Role of U.S. Coral Reefs in Coastal Hazard Risk Reduction

The degradation of coastal habitats, particularly coral reefs, raises risks by increasing the exposure of coastal communities to flooding hazards. The protective services of these natural defenses are not assessed in the same rigorous economic…

The First National Flood Risk Assessment

The First Street Foundation Flood Model represents the culmination of decades of research and development made possible by building upon existing knowledge and frameworks regularly referenced in the identification of flood risk.

The State of Climate Adaptation in Public Health An Assessment of 16 U.S. States

EcoAdaptpartnered with the Natural Resources Defense Council to assess the state of climate adaptation planning and implementation for climate-related threats to public health in 16 U.S. states.

The Impacts of Climate Change and the Trump Administration’s Anti-Environmental Agenda in Florida

Between 2017 and 2019, Florida experienced three tropical cyclones, three severe storms, and one freeze. The damages of each event led to losses of at least $1 billion.

State-by-State: Climate Change in Florida

Florida is extremely vulnerable to impacts of climate change that threaten the state’s agriculture, energy and tourism industries


mySolarCost is a free service that allows you to quickly and easily compare prices, features, and products from top solar providers and brands. Whether you are trying to save on your electric bill or increase…

Clean Energy Florida

Clean Energy Florida works to catalyze clean energy growth, adoption, and investment across the state of Florida. The state is well positioned to become a leading and innovative clean and renewable energy hub, and businesses…

Florida Solar

Florida’s solar policies have lagged behind other states: it has no renewable portfolio standard and does not allow power purchase agreements, two policies that have driven investments in solar in other states.


Solar Farms Create Conflict for Endangered Florida Panthers, Scientists Find

By Paige Bennett   01/13/22  
As more places transition to cleaner energy, there’s another ecological issue at hand. What about the habitats impacted by building large renewable energy facilities? In Florida, utility-scale solar energy is important for reducing the carbon…
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Florida Senate committee advances controversial rooftop solar bill

By Mary Ellen Klas   01/12/22  
In a signal to Florida Power & Light that legislators are committed to pursuing its top priority, a Florida Senate committee gave bipartisan approval Tuesday to a bill intended to restrict the expansion of rooftop…
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League of Women Voters: Florida must pass bills to transition to clean energy by 2040

By Jay Rosenbak and Lynn Frazier   01/12/22  
The League of Women Voters believe a functioning democracy needs a habitable planet. In the 2022 legislative session, the League has identified 80 bills that have direct implications for the environment. We support seven of…
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5 environmental stories that affected Tampa Bay in 2021 and what’s ahead in 2022

By Zachary T. Sampson   01/12/22  
The environment dominated headlines this spring and summer in Tampa Bay, despite the enduring coronavirus pandemic, as back-to-back crises threatened the region’s namesake waterway.
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Fla. eyes rooftop solar clampdown

By Kristi E. Swartz   01/12/22  
The bill has a chance of passage, considering its support from Florida Power & Light Co., the state’s largest electric company, setting up a dynamic that could shift the trajectory of the solar industry in…
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Bill Filed To Crush Solar Choice In The Sunshine State (Florida)

By George Cavros   01/10/22  
Florida Power and Light (FPL), the state’s largest power company, has written an anti-rooftop solar bill and is pushing it at the Florida Legislature. If passed, the bill will decimate rooftop solar adoption in Florida…
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USF to launch new Center of Excellence in Environmental and Oceanographic Sciences on the St. Petersburg campus

The University of South Florida is seeking support from the Florida Legislature and the local community to advance a bold new plan for an interdisciplinary center of excellence that will harness the collective power of…
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A lesson from Surfside? Underground assault from sea-level rise puts coastal structures at risk

By Kimberly Miller   01/09/22  
Subterranean assaults by rising seas on the ill-fated Champlain Towers South more than doubled over a 26-year period, according to a Florida International University study that measured how often water levels rose higher than the…
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What climate change means for Florida strawberry farmers

By Bradley George   01/03/22  
Florida’s strawberry harvest is underway. Farmers are facing challenges due to climate change, but researchers are trying to help them adapt.
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Florida’s environment took a beating in 2021. Could 2022 be even worse?

By Ed Killer   01/02/22  
The list of environmental disasters that befell Florida's lands and waters in 2021 was as long as a tarpon killed by red tide. The headlines blasted across media platforms last year made tourist development council…
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Documents show FPL wrote bill to slow rooftop solar’s growth by hampering net metering

By Mary Ellen Klas and Mario Alejandro Ariza   12/20/21  
Rooftop solar power generation in Florida is still a nascent industry, but Florida Power & Light, the nation’s largest power company, is pushing to hamstring it — by writing and delivering legislation the company asked…
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December extreme weather is a good reminder of changing climate including in Florida

By Andrew Shipley   12/19/21  
America’s heartland has been devastated over the last week, first with tornados across four states and second with Deroche in the northern plains. Both events will likely be added to the already 18-billion-dollar storm events…
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As state combats sea level rise, new survey shows belief in climate change up in Florida

By Chad Mills   12/09/21  
Dr. Colin Polsky had a hunch, and a new survey by his Center for Environmental Studies at Florida Atlantic University seems to prove it — climate change is becoming a bipartisan issue in Florida.
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Manatees, facing a crisis, will get a bit of help: extra feeding

By Catrin Einhorn   12/07/21  
In a first, wildlife officials have decided to provide food for the mammals, which have suffered catastrophic losses over the last year.
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Wildlife officials move to feed Florida’s starving manatees

By Lori Rozsa   12/07/21  
A record manatee die-off in Florida this year has become so dire that federal officials are taking a once unthinkable step — feeding the wild marine mammals to help them survive the winter...
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Climate change credit risks take center stage in Florida

By Chip Barnett   09/22/21  
The effects of climate change and rising sea levels pose credit quality risks for Florida issuers, according to S&P Global Ratings.
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Governor Ron DeSantis Takes Environmental Action Despite Criticism

By Chaston Pfingston   09/20/21  
As Governor DeSantis was overseeing the passage of one of Florida’s biggest pieces of environmental legislation of the 21st century, his opponents were busy criticizing him for doing too little to address Florida’s changing climate.…
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In Florida, Coastal Counties Fuel Population Rise—and Climate Concerns

By James Benedict and Danny Dougherty   09/14/21  
Roughly 16 million Floridians, or three-quarters of the state, live in coastal counties vulnerable to climate-related issues such as rising sea levels and flooding. Those 35 counties have gained nearly six million residents since 1990. Florida was…
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Climate change: Florida’s largest water manager wants $140 million for first fix

By Kimberly Miller   09/14/21  
Tropical Storm Isaac besieged South Florida with a pitiless rain in 2012, loitering in its swampy victory and nearly rupturing an aging dirt berm in Palm Beach County’s western reach.
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Florida’s Majestic Manatees Are Starving to Death

By Amy Green   09/12/21  
She lay still in a medical pool at a SeaWorld rehabilitation center, only lifting her whiskered snout every so often to breathe. Her snout rested upon a pipe to make the effort easier. Her body…
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Counties Most Concerned About Climate Change in Florida

By Stacker News   09/07/21  
Nationally, 72 percent of Americans believe global warming is happening. But when public opinion researchers zoom in on Americans, they find that attitudes and opinions about climate change can vary drastically from county to county—even when…
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Top Cities for Solar Energy in Florida (2021)

By Josh Hurst   08/31/21  
Solar energy is growing in popularity — especially amongst homeowners who are looking to reduce their carbon footprints, lower their electric bills and move away from being dependent on traditional forms of energy. Nicknamed the "Sunshine…
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The Ringling to host week of events highlighting climate change and environmental justice

By Virginia Harshman   08/30/21  
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art will host a week of arts-driven events focused on conversations, performances, activities and films about ecology, climate, culture and environmental justice. “As an arts institution in a…
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Adapting to Climate Change, More Extreme Storms, and Sea Level Rise

The District is committed to ensuring our flood protection system can continue to operate today and well into the future. Our approach to Resiliency planning dovetails with our mission to safeguard and restore South Florida's water resources and ecosystems,…
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A 20-Foot Sea Wall? Miami Faces the Hard Choices of Climate Change.

By Patricia Mazzei   08/21/21  
 Three years ago, not long after Hurricane Irma left parts of Miami underwater, the federal government embarked on a study to find a way to protect the vulnerable South Florida coast from deadly and destructive storm surge.
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Dire report on global climate forecasts worsening problems in FL

By Laura Cassels   08/11/21  
Global climate scientists declared “code red for humanity” this week in a report forecasting an actual doomsday for the planet if nations around the world, particularly the largest ones, do not dramatically and quickly reduce…
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The amount of Greenland ice that melted on Tuesday could cover Florida in 2 inches of water

By Rachel Ramirez   07/30/21  
Greenland is experiencing its most significant melting event of the year as temperatures in the Arctic surge. The amount of ice that melted on Tuesday alone would be enough to cover the entire state of…
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A Florida city wanted to move away from fossil fuels. The state just made sure it couldn’t.

By Emily Pontecorvo and Glen Richards   07/29/21  
In January, Tampa was set to become the 12th city in Florida to set a climate goal to transition to 100 percent clean energy. But that was before the natural gas industry and Republican state…
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Another ‘red tide’ left 15 tons of dead fish on Tampa Bay’s shore, and experts warn of more destruction

By Julian Mark   07/12/21  
The dead fish have been washing up on the shores of Tampa Bay in West Central Florida since at least early June, thanks to a natural phenomenon known as “red tide” — large “blooms” of…
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Climate Change Has Made South Florida A More ‘Hostile’ Environment. Did It Factor Into The Surfside Condo Collapse?

By Jenny Staletovich   07/12/21  
Four decades ago, when the Champlain Tower South condominium was built about a football field’s length from the Atlantic Ocean in Surfside, talk about the impacts from climate change still mostly happened in the cloistered…
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What We Need to Learn from the Tragedy in Surfside

By Amy Davidson Sorkin   07/04/21  
Sara Nir was in her ground-floor apartment in Champlain Towers South, in Surfside, Florida, at around 1 a.m. on June 24th when, as she told CNN, she heard loud knocking noises. She went outside to…
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Florida’s Remarkable New Wildlife Corridor from the Panhandle to the Keys

By Dexter Filkins   06/30/21  
This week, Florida’s governor, Ron DeSantis, who is known nationally for his unstinting impersonation of the state’s most famous new resident, signed into law a remarkable piece of environmental legislation that could become a model…
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For Florida’s corals, no escape from climate change

By Jena Brooker   06/28/21  
As temperatures rise and oceans acidify, coral around the globe is being increasingly threatened by the effects of climate change. But for most coral ecosystems, there may be some respite — scientists say that many…
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Before condo collapse, rising seas long pressured Miami coastal properties

By Joshua Partlow and others   06/26/21  
The 12-story condominium tower that crashed down early Thursday near Miami Beach was built on reclaimed wetlands and is perched on a barrier island facing an ocean that has risen about a foot in the…
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Miami Tower Collapse Stokes New Fears Of Rising Seas

By Alexander C. Kaufman and Chris D’Angelo   06/26/21  
As rescuers search for survivors, early signs point to sinking land as a possible factor in a region where rising seas and subsidence are reshaping the land.
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Fla. solar plans stoke fight over ‘environmental racism’

Kristi E. Swartz, E&E News reporter   06/25/21  
A northern Florida town is at the center of a clash between renewable energy developers and residents of a historically Black community — one that highlights an emerging rift between President Biden's environmental justice and…
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Drilling for Oil in the Everglades Is Exactly as Stupid as It Sounds

This lush freshwater oasis is the Big Cypress National Preserve in the Florida Everglades. It was the first national preserve to be created in the United States.
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The wealthy are hoarding livable homes as climate change makes land uninhabitable

By Angely Mercado   06/23/21  
To the science-minded person, it can be comforting to divide humanity into sane, rational climate change believers (like themselves) and dangerously deluded climate change deniers. Unfortunately, as psychologists who study climate anxiety are wont to…
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Power Florida forward: Dairy farmers support renewable natural gas

By Jan Henderson   06/16/21  
As a dairy farmer, my goal is to provide Florida families and children with a delicious, wholesome and fresh milk supply to maintain a happy, healthy lifestyle.  There are only 70 dairy farms throughout the…
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DeSantis should appoint a powerful statewide resilience officer

By Jon Paul “J.P.” Brooker   06/15/21  
As Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Noah Valenstein leaves office after leading the department across two administrations, Gov. Ron DeSantis should immediately appoint a new, standalone, statewide chief resilience officer.
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Florida’s Iconic Manatees Are in Trouble

By Olivia Rosane   06/11/21  
According to the most recent figures from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), 761 manatees have died so far this year.1 “This is more than double the amount of the total recorded deaths…
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Palm Beach Billionaires’ Fix for Sinking Megamansions: Build Bigger

By Prashant Gopal and Amanda L. Gordon   06/11/21  
Thomas Peterffy became one of the world’s richest people by mastering risk on Wall Street. Building his Mediterranean-style mansion seven years ago on a vulnerable stretch of Florida’s Palm Beach Island was a matter of…
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Gov. DeSantis signs bill and Florida allocates money toward fighting climate change

By Paul Rivera   06/04/21  
Hurricane season has now started and while communities in Florida prepare for the next devastating storm, there is also money being set aside to help them get ready for future impacts caused by sea level…
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Florida Department of Environmental Protection completes initial revitalization of critical salt marsh habitat

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is prioritizing coastal resilience by restoring the shoreline at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve. Together with Duke Energy Florida and nonprofits including Conservation Corps of the Forgotten…
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A 20-Foot Sea Wall? Miami Faces the Hard Choices of Climate Change

By Patricia Mazzei   06/02/21  
Three years ago, not long after Hurricane Irma left parts of Miami underwater, the federal government embarked on a study to find a way to protect the vulnerable South Florida coast from deadly and destructive…
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As Floods Become More Frequent, Climate Change Threatens Seminole Tribe of Florida

By Valerie Vande Panne   06/02/21  
Valholly Frank is 18 years old. She grew up in South Florida, spending her time between the Big Cypress Reservation, one of the six reservations of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, and Weston in Broward…
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Florida firm to develop $345 million Genesee County solar farm

By James Fink   06/01/21  
State-backed tax credits for renewable energy projects have landed the largest solar farm development in Genesee County’s history. NextEra Energy Inc. of Juno Beach, Fla. Energy is working with Genesee County and New York state…
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Climate change poses graver risks for nursing homes residents, especially in Broward

By Jenny Staletovich and Caitie Switalski Muñoz   05/28/21  
When Hurricane Irma roared across South Florida in September 2017, winds cut off power to the elderly residents at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, leaving them in suffocating heat for more than three days.…
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On climate change, DeSantis focuses on infrastructure while ignoring emissions

By James Bruggers and and Amy Green   05/27/21  
Brick by brick, the stucco shell of a new, flood-resilient public works building is taking shape blocks from the beach, the most visible sign yet of this small community’s enormous task of staving off the…
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Despite some legislative action, FL’s response to rising seas and flash flooding will take some time

By Laura Cassels   05/25/21  
Florida communities vulnerable to an estimated $30 billion in property damage from tidal flooding and flash flooding through 2030 will get unprecedented state help — but no time soon. First come assessments of coastal and…
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