Sea-Level Rise http://wlrn.org en FIU Professors Win Grant For Sea-Level Rise Project http://wlrn.org/post/fiu-professors-win-grant-sea-level-rise-project <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida International University is one of twelve colleges in the country to win a grant from the </span><a href="http://journalists.org/next-gen/challenge-fund/winner-florida-international-university/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> this year. Four </span>FIU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> journalism professors proposed a project on sea-level rise in South Florida.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:18:32 +0000 Jessica Meszaros 30731 at http://wlrn.org FIU Professors Win Grant For Sea-Level Rise Project Who Was That Tea Party Lady At The Solar Energy Rally With Charlie Crist? http://wlrn.org/post/who-was-tea-party-lady-solar-energy-rally-charlie-crist <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There was an odd moment at the Solar Uprising rally at the state capitol on Thursday, which Charlie </span>Crist<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> attended to be seen championing solar energy for our state.</span></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:37:13 +0000 Rick Stone 30616 at http://wlrn.org Who Was That Tea Party Lady At The Solar Energy Rally With Charlie Crist? Miami-Based Dance Project Aims To Raise Sea-Level Rise Awareness Nationally http://wlrn.org/post/miami-based-dance-project-aims-raise-sea-level-rise-awareness-nationally <p style="margin-bottom: 12px; padding: 0px; line-height: 19px; color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">The broad lawn at the Deering Estate at Cutler runs gently downhill to meet Biscayne Bay, washing up between two massive, palm lined jetties to be greeted, on this bright afternoon, by a mass of young people. They flood across the grass, arms and bodies rippling as they surge into lines and circles and lifts in a dance that looks like both prayer and invocation.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:27:23 +0000 Jordan Levin 30554 at http://wlrn.org Miami-Based Dance Project Aims To Raise Sea-Level Rise Awareness Nationally Why Sea-Level Rise Might Hurt Poor Neighborhoods More Than Coastal Areas http://wlrn.org/post/why-sea-level-rise-might-hurt-poor-neighborhoods-more-coastal-areas <p></p><p>Keren Bolter&nbsp;is a doctoral student of geosciences at Florida Atlantic University researching what areas in South Florida are particularly threatened by rising seas. She says all methods of analysis for the risks of sea-level rise only focus on financial vulnerability -- ranking Fort Lauderdale Beach and Miami Beach as high-risk -- but to her, that's not the whole story.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 02:40:21 +0000 Wilson Sayre 30194 at http://wlrn.org Why Sea-Level Rise Might Hurt Poor Neighborhoods More Than Coastal Areas Do You Know Where Your Water Comes From? http://wlrn.org/post/do-you-know-where-your-water-comes <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap;">If you mention “desalination,” most people probably think you mean taking salt out of seawater, and they probably think you’re talking about what happens in desert nations in the Middle East. </span></p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:40:20 +0000 Elaine Chen 29140 at http://wlrn.org Do You Know Where Your Water Comes From? Caribbean Crusader: St. Vincent PM Gonsalves On Development And Disaster http://wlrn.org/post/caribbean-crusader-st-vincent-pm-gonsalves-development-and-disaster <p> Christmas 2013 was the best and worst of times for Ralph Gonsalves.</p><p>Gonsalves, Prime Minister of the Caribbean island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Dec. 19. For Gonsalves, an outspoken populist who was about to take over as chairman of the Caribbean Community, or Caricom, it was a moment of valuable political cachet: Francis has proven a champion of poor global underdogs like the small republics of the Caribbean.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 22:47:01 +0000 Tim Padgett 26154 at http://wlrn.org Caribbean Crusader: St. Vincent PM Gonsalves On Development And Disaster Coping With Climate Change In Greenland http://wlrn.org/post/coping-climate-change-greenland <p><em>Contribution from the Miami Herald</em></p><p><span style="color: rgb(26, 39, 50); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;">On an inlet nestled between soaring cliffs, huge chunks of ice shimmer from a distance like precious stones on a cocktail ring.</span></p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 23:45:49 +0000 Nancy San Martin 26111 at http://wlrn.org Coping With Climate Change In Greenland Guess What? Seas Are Still Rising http://wlrn.org/post/guess-what-seas-are-still-rising <p></p><p>WLRN-Miami<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Herald News</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;reporter Wilson </span>Sayre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> spoke on Fusion network's news program </span><a href="http://fusion.net/DNA_with_Derrick_Ashong/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">DNA with Derrick Ashong</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to talk about the range of local responses to sea-level rise. She was joined by Andrea Bernstein of WNYC's Transportation Nation.</span></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 23:38:58 +0000 Wilson Sayre 25111 at http://wlrn.org Guess What? Seas Are Still Rising What If South Beach Becomes The Next Venice? http://wlrn.org/post/what-if-south-beach-becomes-next-venice <p>Structural engineers don't necessarily view rising sea levels as certain disaster. By definition, it's the job of the engineer to solve design and construction problems caused by environmental changes.</p><p>Business journalist Karen Rundlet examines some proposed solutions for sea-level rise. She interviews the University of Miami's Dr. Antonio Nanni about embracing some unusual possibilities. Click play to hear the interview.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 13:08:29 +0000 Karen Rundlet 23767 at http://wlrn.org What If South Beach Becomes The Next Venice? For A Future Glimpse Of Sea-Level Rise, Check Out The King Tide http://wlrn.org/post/future-glimpse-sea-level-rise-check-out-king-tide <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Want to see the effects of sea-level rise?&nbsp; Don’t want to wait 50 years?&nbsp; Just walk to virtually any coastal area during the natural phenomenon called “King Tide.”</span></p><p>There are plenty of charts, graphs and artist renderings hinting at what South Florida will look like once sea-level rise gets a foothold. &nbsp;But experts say it’s probably Mother Nature who offers the most vivid preview of things to come.</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 13:05:30 +0000 Christine DiMattei 23400 at http://wlrn.org For A Future Glimpse Of Sea-Level Rise, Check Out The King Tide LISTEN: Sea-Level Rise In South Florida Town Hall http://wlrn.org/post/listen-sea-level-rise-south-florida-town-hall <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">WLRN-Miami Herald News hosted a coastal-communities town hall on Nov. 7 as part of our more-than-weeklong multimedia series on the effects of sea-level rise, called </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Elevation Zero: Rising Seas in South Florida</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Sat, 16 Nov 2013 01:48:11 +0000 Daniel Hicks & Maria Murriel 23204 at http://wlrn.org LISTEN: Sea-Level Rise In South Florida Town Hall Sea-Level Rise Taking The Pines Out Of Big Pine Key http://wlrn.org/post/sea-level-rise-taking-pines-out-big-pine-key <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Big Pine Key takes its name from the pine forests that cover the island, about 30 miles from Key West. Rare plants and endangered animals — such as the Key deer — live in those forests.</span></p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:00:19 +0000 Nancy Klingener 23774 at http://wlrn.org Sea-Level Rise Taking The Pines Out Of Big Pine Key Sea-Level Rise Will Flood South Florida. Now What? http://wlrn.org/post/sea-level-rise-will-flood-south-florida-now-what <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 20:44:32 +0000 Elaine Chen 23719 at http://wlrn.org Sea-Level Rise Will Flood South Florida. Now What? Building For Sea-Level Rise -- Without Rules http://wlrn.org/post/building-sea-level-rise-without-rules <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Miami-Dade County has recently worked out a $1.5 billion plan with the Environmental Protection Agency to fix its aging sewer system — an over-burdened network of pipes, pumps and plants that’s leaked a lot of sewage in the past years.</span></p><p>But a local environmental group says there’s a major piece missing from that agreement: climate-change planning in a consent decree.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 17:57:18 +0000 Arianna Prothero 22978 at http://wlrn.org Building For Sea-Level Rise -- Without Rules Special Programming: 'Rising Seas In South Florida' http://wlrn.org/post/special-programming-rising-seas-south-florida <p>Starting Nov. 7, the&nbsp;WLRN-Miami Herald News staff brought you feature coverage of the effects sea-level rise has on our coastal communities.</p><p>Reporting fellow Wilson Sayre&nbsp;produced an hour-long special including the past weeks' feature programming and previously unaired content. The program, "Rising Seas in South Florida," was hosted by&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">WLRN&nbsp;vice-president of news Tom Hudson and aired at noon on Thursday, Nov. 14.</span></p><p>Listen to it here:</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 17:11:22 +0000 Wilson Sayre, Tom Hudson & Maria Murriel 23751 at http://wlrn.org Special Programming: 'Rising Seas In South Florida'