It’s almost like the good-old days, back in 2018.
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A number of flooding events have taken place in Panama City Beach over the last year, and the city has been hard at work to help ease some of the issues that have resulted from floods.
As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cuts back on water releases from Lake Okeechobee feeding into Southwest Florida, we decided to look at whether this will help the Caloosahatchee River bounce back Wednesday.
A similar proposal to form an Office of Resiliency failed to get through House committees during last year's legislative session.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) -$20 million is being allocated by the state to mitigate disasters, and some of that money is coming to North Central Florida.
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Dozens of people attended a meeting Monday night to learn more about how Escambia County hopes to purchase homes in the flood-prone Bristol Park and Ashbury Hills neighborhoods from willing homeowners.
A late-season bloom of red tide has a foothold in Southwest Florida with a toxic punch causing fish kills and triggering a beach hazard alert late last week. But experts said the chances it will reach Palm Beach County are low.
A 65-foot trawler is the latest large vessel added to South Carolina’s fleet of artificial reefs.
Consultants hired by Charleston to review a proposed seawall around downtown said the city needs to be more proactive about making sure the structure works over the long term, or risk being disappointed by the end result.
The town should fight to keep a disputed beach access trail open to the public despite a private company’s claim that it owns the property, said Town Attorney John Randolph.
It's official: Lake Okeechobee discharges will end Saturday after nearly three months and roughly 75 billion gallons of water poured into the St. Lucie River.
Sea-level rise is letting a tiny crab drastically alter marsh landscapes
The attorney for the owner of Hotel LBI said his client is working with the state Department of Environmental Protection to resolve all open issues regarding Coastal Area Facilities Review Act violations at the luxury resort just off the Causeway at the entrance to Long Beach Island.
Marco Island City Council unanimously passed a motion Monday in support of a dredging and restoration plan for Tigertail lagoon to improve tidal flow and protect its ecosystem.
The St. Simons Sound Incident response team today completed the removal of Section Eight, the stern, of the capsized car carrier Golden Ray.
With calls growing for lawmakers to pay more attention to climate change, the state Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection and the chief resiliency officer position are slated to be reviewed Monday by the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee.
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The ballyhooed Everglades rescue — one of the world's largest ecosystem restoration efforts — is in trouble, besieged by rising seas, rapacious developers, toxic algal blooms and a python invasion worthy of a horror movie.
Staff from Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium released nine juvenile, endangered, Kemp’s ridley sea turtles on Monday in New Smyrna at Canaveral National Seashore, after their rehabilitation in Sarasota.
As part of its series “The Business of Climate Change,” which highlights the climate views of business men and women throughout the state, The Invading Sea spoke with Albert Slap, president of Coastal Risk Consulting, a company that offers a combination of tech and reporting services meant to help clients better understand and plan for climate-related issues.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - It’s an exciting time in our coastal waters - four right whale calves have been spotted and the season is just beginning.
Tucked inside Palm Beach is a street dotted with shotgun-style cottages more reminiscent of Hemingway’s Key West than flamboyant Henry Flagler.
Florida’s 404 program aims to increase regulatory efficiency and reduce duplication between the state’s existing Environmental Resource Permitting Program (ERP) and the federal 404 program.
A beach renourishment in St. Johns County will wrap up soon, but more beach projects are gearing up.
LONGBOAT KEY – A contractor hired by the town of Longboat Key has determined that decades of corrosion and a buried log undermined the town’s only sewage disposal line to mainland Manatee County over the summer.
In a much-anticipated decision on Dec. 3, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it would begin cutting back freshwater releases to the Caloosahatchee from Lake Okeechobee.
About half of the plastic posts put out by homeowners on the beach north of Root Trail to denote private property were ripped out of the ground over the weekend by an unknown vandal.
(WBBH/NBC News Channel) – Red tide is causing mass fish kills along Sanibel, Florida.
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Miami Beach is exploring a way to help residents cover the cost of floodproofing their properties from heavy rains and high tides made even higher by sea level rise – at least a little.
In winter, visitors to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge can hear the loud bugle call of the sandhill crane. If it’s warm, lethargic alligators may emerge from their burrows to soak up the sun.
Twenty years after creation of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, evidence is building that the ambitious effort will succeed. Consider two recent developments.
MANATEE COUNTY – Manatee County has a FEMA-funded, county-managed beach renourishment project planned for Coquina Beach in early 2021.
As $251 million in stormwater improvements proceed, city engineers grapple with rising seas.
Whatever genes it takes to survive our collective waste, these clams seem to have them. They are, in the words of one researcher, "super clams."
Cutting across the island nation of the Bahamas and running along the southern edge of Great Abaco is the deep and mysterious Providence Channel.
This year made Floridians feel climate change in our daily lives as we slogged through a supercharged hurricane season, extreme rainfall, and heat, in the midst of a pandemic.
Crews will begin adding sand to northern sections of Fernandina Beach’s shoreline next month as part of a project dredging the entrance channel to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga.
NASSAU, BAHAMAS — On South Florida beaches, a Florida-based multimedia company has over the past few weeks displayed billboards against Bahamas Petroleum Company’s (BPC) planned exploratory oil drilling, according to environmentalist coalition Our Islands, Our Future.
Reports of red tide patches up and down the Southwest Florida coast have started trickling in, just as the Christmas and New Year's holidays begin, where beaches are a popular destination for residents and visitors.
Daytona Beach is synonymous with its wide, flat expanse of beach meeting the waves of the Atlantic, and landward, the marshes of the Intracoastal Waterway, the vibrant Mosquito Lagoon, and the palm-lined Tomoka River.
In the southeast corner of Georgia, bisected by Interstate 95, sits the county of Camden.
Jimmy Buffett has come a long way since his days of living on a boat. "I came to Key West [Fla.] with a little bit of luggage and a lot of songs," he told Rolling Stone about his early career.
“With 1,350 miles of coastline, relatively low elevations, and communities built largely on top of former swampland, Florida remains particularly vulnerable to the risk of flooding caused by sea level rise. Over the last several years, we have seen that risk grow exponentially.”
A new collaborative study lead by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) found evidence of growing numbers of critically endangered smalltooth sawfish within coastal waters off Miami, Florida, an area where the regular presence of this rare species had gone largely undocumented, until now.
Any discussion of public beach access ought to include an acknowledgement of who pays for the sand.
Members of the Florida congressional delegation continued their fight against offshore drilling this week, urging the government of the Bahamas to stop a drilling project only 150 miles away from South Florida.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The federal government granted Florida’s request for wider authority over wetland development, a move that came under immediate fire by environmentalist who worry that the country's largest network of wetlands could be at risk of being further destroyed.
Crews are hard at work in Fort Myers Beach a month after Tropical Storm Eta damaged Lynn Hall Park.
A handful of property owners represented by a Clearwater-based attorney recently agreed to terms.
Tuesday's zoom meeting is being hosted by Pinellas County Emergency Management and Floodplain Management.
Miami Beach is exploring a way to help residents cover the cost of floodproofing their properties from heavy rains and high tides made even higher by sea level rise — at least a little.
Sea-level rise is letting a tiny crab drastically alter marsh landscapes
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Karen Clark & Company (KCC) today announced that the KCC Flood Model has been certified by the Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology.
A little over four feet of elevation is all that’s standing between some waterfront neighborhoods winding through Miami Beach and the unrelenting force of the Atlantic Ocean.
Despite an ongoing ban on offshore oil drilling off the coast of Florida, an upcoming exploratory drilling project in the Bahamas could pose a significant risk to Miami's beaches, environmentalists say.
Reduced and pulsed Lake Okeechobee discharges into the St. Lucie River estuary will continue at least through Jan. 9, officials announced Friday.
240 signed easements still needed
Posted signs warned of possible toxic water as more foam and fish floated up in Cocoa Friday, hinting at another round of foul fallout from an ongoing algae bloom in the Indian River Lagoon that has scientists and residents wondering what's next.
Study Will Provide Preliminary Exploration of Possible Increased Susceptibility in Those Infected with COVID-19
Overseas visitors to Florida from April to September was 2.65 million in 2019; in 2020, that number fell to 464,000.
Coral reefs are facing a steep decline today for many reasons, including climate change, overfishing, pollution, disease, and more.
Daele Guerra keeps a stack of bricks in her first-floor apartment in Hialeah. It's the only protection she can afford against the floodwaters that have ruined all of her belongings three times this year alone. When the water comes, she uses them to prop up her furniture.
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - One thing Panama City Beach has continued to do well throughout the pandemic is to make people want to visit the world’s most beautiful beaches.
As fish float up and browned water froths with thick organic algae suds, the Indian River Lagoon continues to score poorly on a yearly report card put out by a regional nonprofit group, testing the endurance of those who hope to save the estuary.
Sea & Shoreline began a two-acre seagrass restoration project in Fort Pierce Inlet State Park's Tucker Cove in the Indian River Lagoon (IRL).
Plastic waste kills and injures more sea turtles, manatees and marine mammals off the coasts of Florida and neighboring states than in any other region in the United States, according to an in-depth analysis of federal and state data.
The project to restore this part of Vilano Beach that was destroyed by Hurricane Matthew.
A record-breaking rainy season has left the River of Grass looking like a real river.
This week, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to work with Pinellas County on its Shore Protection Project.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District will start reducing outflows from Lake Okeechobee to the estuaries, starting Saturday, December 5.
Homeowners in Central Florida should be prepared to face higher property insurance rates next year, increases fueled by busy lawyers and record-setting hurricane seasons.
GULFPORT, Fla. — A historic and relentless hurricane season is finally coming to an end. Monday marks the final day.
The town has established a coastal management program to provide long-term storm protection, while also offering recreational benefits.
With climate a major issue in two Senate runoff elections, the state’s voters need look no further than coastal Brunswick for potential risks.
Florida’s waters may be protected from offshore drilling but the Bahamas plans to start looking for oil in less than a month at an exploratory well just 150 miles off the coast of the Sunshine State.
They fear the state will be too lenient in handing out permits to developers, who support the plan.
Despite the crazy year we’ve had so far, it looks like our Thanksgiving weather will be quiet.