Florida Keys

King Tides

Living With Record Tides in Florida's Key Largo

South Florida's annual "king tides" were especially brutal this year. Residents of one Florida Keys community have experienced what it's like to live on the front lines of sea level rise.

December 12, 2019 - The New York Times

Atlanta Ocean

Sea-Level Rise Report: Bad News for South Florida

A climate change conference in Southeast Florida this week delivers bad news for communities on the coast in South Florida and in the Florida Keys. Some of those communities won't be saved as the receipts for climate change come in.

December 7, 2019 - Miami Herald

Curacao

Friday Funny: The Beach Boys Weren't Talking About Kokomo, Indiana

Aruba is real. Jamaica is real. Bermuda, Bahama, Key Largo, and Montego are all real. There is no Kokomo located off the Florida Keys, however, as promised by a famous song by the Beach Boys.

October 25, 2019 - South Florida Sun Sentinel

Resilient Home

Post-Hurricane Affordable Housing in the Florida Keys

A land trust is providing much-needed affordable housing relief after last year’s Hurricane Irma.

September 9, 2018 - Next City

Miami Temperature

Miami Beach: A Model of Climate Adaptation for Coastal Cities?

How did the seven square mile, four-foot high barrier island in the Atlantic Ocean off Miami and Biscayne Bay hold-up to Hurricane Irma? The city arguably has done more to adapt to sea level rise in recent times than any other coastal city.

September 22, 2017 - Planetizen

Miami Beach

Miami Beach: A Four-Foot High Barrier Island Awaited Irma

A city of almost 92,000 people sits on a one-mile wide island designed by nature to protect the mainland from ocean swells, storms, and hurricanes. The seven-mile long island, which floods even when sunny, was spared from catastrophic storm surge.

September 14, 2017 - Planetizen

Carribean

Caribbean Islands Brace for Irma as Florida Prepares

As Houston and East Texas recover from Hurricane Harvey, an even stronger hurricane has formed in the Atlantic Ocean, headed to the Caribbean Sea, and likely Florida by this weekend, though there is uncertainty where it goes next.

September 6, 2017 - Guardian

Have You Spotted Any Rainbow Crosswalks?

These colorful crosswalks, recently installed in San Francisco's Castro District, are spreading. Latest city: Key West, Florida. Another aspect of their attractiveness is price: $4,000 for a four-crosswalk intersection. Guess who paid?

May 27, 2015 - Miami Herald

Climate Change's Barometer Has No Climate Change Plan

The Florida Keys are likely the most vulnerable places to sea-level rise in America. Despite this danger, officials there have set no plans for counteracting or dealing with climate change.

July 1, 2009 - Miami Herald

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