Environment

These are the companies who will get rich helping Miami adapt to rising seas

The seas are rising. It will be costly to adapt, but there are a few lucky businesses that stand to make a lot of cash in building our resiliency.

/ July 9, 2017


1450 Brickell is where you want to be when disaster strikes.

1450 Brickell is basically a bunker, designed to withstand the worst of what climate-change swollen seas and storms can throw at it.

/ July 5, 2017


Miami, here’s how to protect our sea turtles.

We’re in peak sea turtle nesting season. The next time you come across one on one of your long walks on the beach, here’s what to do (and what not to do).

/ June 29, 2017


Miami, sea level rise is coming for your poop.

If you’re not hooked up to the sewage system, you probably use a septic tank. When you mix them with sea level rise, the result is smelly. The solution is expensive.

/ June 25, 2017


What we learned from the 305’s chief resilience officers

Miami is living with rising seas every day – and there’s no one facing the reality of our watery future more than the chief resilience officers for Miami-Dade County, Miami Beach, and City of Miami. We got them together at the new Philip and Patricia Frost Science Museum for some real talk on their work […]

/ June 20, 2017


Bruce Matheson: crank or model for anti-development activism in 2017?

Bruce Matheson, whose family has stewarded Crandon Park since the 1940s, shows one way that private citizens can block big development in Miami today.

/ June 12, 2017


The U.S. has left the Paris accords. Here’s what you need to read.

The decision has our heads spinning in Miami. Here’s what we’re reading to make sense of it.

/ June 2, 2017


It’s officially summer in Miami when…

Summer in Miami is not for the faint of heart. It’s hot. Really, really hot. Our FPL bills are crazy. Things melt. Our hands burn on steering wheels, our thighs on leather seats. Technically summer doesn’t start until June 22, but we know down here that’s just not true. On Sunday afternoon a plastic jug of […]

/ May 30, 2017


Is climate change gentrification really happening in Miami?

Homebuyers are beginning to look for higher ground. Much of it is in low-income neighborhoods like Little Haiti and Liberty City.

/ May 17, 2017


10 facts about climate change that might get you to Miami’s People’s Climate March

The effects of climate change won’t be a good look for South Florida.

/ April 27, 2017