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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… Continue Reading →

Miami Beach residents push back against plans to raise streets to combat sea-level rise

Crews installing pumps in Miami Beach (Credit: Getty Images) Flooding on North Bay Road in July After a recent bout of heavy rains, some Mid-Miami Beach homeowners say city sea-level mitigation plans could make things worse. Two weeks ago, developer… Continue Reading →

You’re not crazy: Sea levels have risen faster in South Florida

A flooded street in South Florida (Credit: Getty Images) Researchers at the University of Florida have found that sea levels in the Southeast, including Miami Beach, rose six times faster than the rate of global increase between 2011 and 2015…. Continue Reading →

Flooding, failing pumps lead Miami Beach businesses to close

VIDEO: Earlier #flooding along 47th st. in #MiamiBeach. pic.twitter.com/JIa9wx0G5e — Miami Beach Alerts (@BeachNewsAlerts) August 2, 2017 The tail end of Tropical Depression Emily brought severe flooding to Miami and Miami Beach on Tuesday, filling streets, shutting down businesses and… Continue Reading →

Rising sea levels may add to developers’ interest in Miami’s inland areas

Flooding in Miami Beach in 2013 Real estate speculation in lower-cost, higher-elevation areas of inland Miami may draw fuel from sea-level rise, according to an article published by Scientific American. Hugh Gladwin, an anthropologist at Florida International University, is starting to… Continue Reading →

Southern states, like Florida, expected to take the brunt of the (economic) heat from climate change

Flooding in Brickell A new study shows the chilling economic impact of climate change in the years to come, with southern states like Florida and Texas feeling the most intense burn. A map published in the New York Times shows… Continue Reading →

Miami Beach moves toward new construction standards for sea level rise

A flooded street in South Florida (Credit: Getty Images) Miami Beach is inching closer to adopting new building standards meant to mitigate the impact of sea level rise. The Miami Beach Planning Board on Tuesday signed off on recommendations by… Continue Reading →

As sea levels rise in Miami Beach, raising homes and buildings may be next

A flooded street in South Florida (Credit: Getty Images) For some property owners in Miami Beach, raising their homes and buildings may be the only solution to dealing with rising seas. Miami Beach officials say that as the city raises… Continue Reading →

Miami Beach mayor says coastal cities need more state and federal help to deal with sea-level rise

Ocean Drive in Miami Beach and Mayor Philip Levine (Ocean Drive photo by Michele Eve Sandberg/Corbis via Getty Images) Calling sea level rise an “existential threat,” Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine on Thursday called on federal and state authorities to… Continue Reading →

Sea levels are rising, so developers and governments need to band together: panel

Flooding in Fort Lauderdale (Credit: Getty Images) Inset: Caroline Lewis, David Martin, Jimmy Morales and Tiffany Troxler As the oceans continue to rise, Miami-Dade County communities will need to collaborate more with developers in order to form sustainable communities. This… Continue Reading →

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