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By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – As representatives from nearly 200 countries gather in Madrid, Spain for the United Nation’s COP25, analysts believe that one of the key focuses of the Conference will be the oceans and...
By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – For years, satellites in outer space have been gathering information on the earth’s oceans, now U.S. and European entities have announced a joint mission which involves the launching of a new...
By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – Coastal communities face many challenges with sea level rise, many of which may be hard to visualize. Now a climate scientist is using virtual reality technology to show these residents what...
By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - A seminar named “Flooded Future: Assessing the Implications of New Elevation Data for Coastal Communities” in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, November 20th, discussed the effects of sea level rise on coastal...
By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – The United States’ Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has postponed its plan to update and extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), dubbed Risk Rating 2.0 to October 1, 2021, so...
By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced it is teaming up with other public agencies as well as private entities to provide $30 million in new grants to support coastal...
By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – Despite heavy criticism from many coastal towns damaged by floods and sea level rise regarding FEMA’s (Federal Emergency Management Agency) outdated flood maps, the government agency says that the revision of...
By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – A new report by over 11,000 scientists in more than 153 countries states that earth is facing a climate emergency and offers six goals that all humankind must adopt to address...
By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – Despite criticism and petitions, the New York City Subcommittee on Landmarks voted on Monday (November 4th) to approve a $1.45 billion plan to demolish and rebuild East River Park in Lower...
By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – The United States has formally announced to the United Nations it has begun the process of pulling out of the Paris Accord. The pact set up guidelines to protect...
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