It's not just flamingos ― other creatures that call Florida home today have a history with hurricanes.
Analysis from global reinsurance firm Swiss Re reveals that, while building code improvements in Florida have dramatically reduced the potential for insured losses from storms and hurricanes, that reduction is dwarfed by the huge gains in exposure in the state.
The goliath grouper, a colossus of a fish that can weigh up to 360 kilograms (nearly 800 pounds), is the delight of divers in Florida, though scientists warn their numbers are down since the US state allowed fishing of the giants to resume.
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Red tide in the water and in the air contribute to manatee deaths on Florida’s west coast, setting the region’s waterways apart from other troubled areas of manatee mortality in Florida, researchers say.
A red-hot visitor influx at the World’s Most Famous Beach over the past two summers continued to cool in July.
Water quality and seagrass health play a big role in marine mammals’ survival anywhere in the state.
Sea turtle nesting season is breaking records once again across the Treasure Coast.
Coral provide shelter for many marine species and directly support most of Florida’s multibillion dollar recreation and fishing industries. They also provide coastal communities shoreline protection from storms and waves by helping to break up waves and dissipate energy.
Hurricane Idalia made landfall on Florida’s Gulf Coast on Aug 30, bringing surging seas and winds over 100 mph. Meanwhile, another climate emergency has been unfolding along Florida’s coast this summer: a marine heat wave bleaching corals throughout the world’s third-largest barrier reef.
Nearly a decade after dredging Port Miami left a swath of dead coral yet to be repaired, a new federal assessment confirms damage was far more widespread than originally reported.
The federal programs are costly and take years. Few homeowners have benefited.
ATLANTA - After years of carrying passengers around metro Atlanta, a pair of MARTA railcars are getting a new life under the sea.
NOAA Ocean Podcast: Episode 68 In this episode, we're heading to the Florida Keys, the only place in the continental United States with shallow water coral reefs. But these corals are not the only thing that make the Keys special.
Boaters kill a third of of endangered or threatened sea turtles found dead from Melbourne Beach to West Palm Beach. Now a new study shows the turtles mating, resting or nibbling reefs for algae within two miles of shore are most at risk of being killed by boats, especially when nearest to their key nesting spots such as the southern Space Coast.
Hurricane Lee has rapidly intensified into a category 4 storm over the Central Atlantic with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph, the NWS National Hurricane
(Reuters) - Private market insured losses are expected to be between $3 billion and $5 billion due to Hurricane Idalia which struck the Big Bend region of Florida last week, the catastrophe risk modeling business of Moody's said in a report on Monday.
Sea turtle protectors along the Lowcountry’s coastline are finding Tropical Storm Idalia left some beaches better off than others.
Florida is the only state in the US that has “extensive” coral reef formations near its coasts that are home to barrier reefs and patch reefs. Unfortunately, due to the surge in ocean temperatures, the rich population of reefs and corals has bleached and disappeared at an alarming rate.
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CARTERET COUNTY, N.C. — The 6,000-acre North River Wetlands Preserve in Carteret County near the coast of North Carolina is one of the largest wetland restoration projects in the country.
Health insurance. Dental insurance. Accidental death and dismemberment. Why not homeowners insurance as an employee benefit?
The town's beaches will continue to accumulate sand in the coming years and remain in good condition, according to an annual report presented last week by a coastal engineering consultant.
The expansion of the container handling capacity at the Port of Savannah, Georgia continues with the arrival of the second batch of massive container cranes which are part of the Georgia Ports Authority’s $1.9 billion infrastructure improvement plan.
The Charleston Fire Department responds with a high-water rescue vehicle in Charleston. It’s these minor, more frequent flooding events — and not necessarily direct hits from hurricanes — that could make Charleston unsustainable in the future if the city doesn’t act. Grace Beahm Alford
A planning application to replace a storm-damaged 360-foot seawall on Seven Mile Beach has prompted a call for a new government policy to protect Cayman’s coastline and reefs.
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Citizens Property Insurance Corp., Florida’s residual but still-largest property insurer, has posted new information about when and where flood insurance is required for policyholders.