Tag: climate change

South Florida by the numbers: Hot town, summer in the city

“South Florida by the numbers” is a web feature that catalogs the most notable, quirky and surprising real estate statistics. BREAKING NEWS: It is really, really hot outside. We know, this is not terribly shocking information for readers familiar with South Florida, maps, and/or how the seasons work, but

Where Miami might undo development to deal with sea-level rise

Flooding in Shorecrest (Credit: Carl Juste / Miami Herald) Shorecrest might become the first neighborhood in Miami where efforts to deal with sea-level rise would include demolishing structures in areas prone to flooding and returning the land to nature. Scientists and government officials who participate in the Southeast Florida Regional

The swelling sea-level debate

Miami Beach adds pumps and raises streets. From the October issue: It’s no secret that Miami-Dade County’s coastal cities will be ground zero for the potential negative impact of rising sea levels. A 2014 World Resources Institute study showed southeast Florida’s average annual rate of sea-level rise from 1993 to 2010…