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FL - Editorial: Finally reclaiming the Florida Everglades is within reach

A historic moment has arrived for the Everglades. If we only recognize it and seize it.

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Science

Army Corps to resume Lake Okeechobee discharges for sediment study

Lake Okeechobee discharges will resume in short bursts over two days this week so government scientists can study the flow of sediment that pollutes coastal estuaries.

Southeast
Local

FL - County OK's $8.7 Million State Dune Renourishment Project in Flagler Beach

The project fills a gap left by other existing and planned beach projects along the Flagler Beach and Flagler County coast.

Southeast
Property

SC - Lost artifacts, lost shoreline- Pockoy Island’s losing battle against erosion

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources estimates the Pockoy Island shoreline has retreated as much as 1600 feet between 1949 and 2016.

Southeast
Engineering

FL - Federal Keys Coastal Resilience Plan Enters Final Stage

A study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers nears completion as various governments confront coastal storm and flood vulnerability in the Florida Keys.

Southeast
Engineering

FL - BOEM inks agreement with St. Johns County

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has signed an agreement with St. Johns County, Florida, granting the county up to 1.1 million cubic yards of sand from federal waters for shoreline restoration along 5 miles of South Ponte Vedra Beach.

Southeast
Local

FL - Miami-Dade cities awarded $33 million in hurricane grants to fund seawalls, upgrade pipes

This year, in addition to the army of flood pumps coastal cities deploy to keep streets dry, the city of Miami is hoping that its residents will monitor the floods and report what they see.

Southeast
Local

FL - City of Sarasota wins appeal of Lido Beach renourishment lawsuit

SARASOTA – With work nearly complete on efforts to renourish Lido Key’s shoreline, the Second District Court of Appeals has shot down an appeal attempting to challenge the joint project between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the city of Sarasota.

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Science

FL - Port Mayaca algae bloom nearly three times more toxic than EPA deems 'safe'

Algae at the Port Mayaca Lock & Dam this week was nearly three times more toxic than the minimum level at which the federal government deems it unsafe.

Southeast
Local

SC - Editorial: Charleston’s ‘conservation’ zoning should become model for flood-prone cities

Developers who want to avoid building on the lowest part of their property — and make other site adjustments to preserve open space, trees, views, even historical sites — have new flexibility in the city of Charleston.

Southeast
Advocacy

FL - Florida Legislature starts to take climate change more seriously | Editorial

New program to harden against flooding, sea level rise and other impacts.

Southeast
Science

FL - UNSEEN ENEMY

It’s invisible, but the mercury assault on the Everglades is beginning to have visible effects on wildlife and human beings.

Southeast
Fisheries

FL - Longest endangered sawfish ever measured by researchers washes ashore in Florida Keys

A massive sawfish that ranks as the longest ever measured by researchers turned up dead in the Florida Keys, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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Science

FL - 600 manatee deaths in Florida raise concerns over sustainable habitat

Environmentalists are increasingly concerned about the sustainability of Florida’s waterways after the deaths of more than 600 manatees so far this year, three times the average rate.

Southeast
Engineering

FL - County OK's $8.7 million state dune renourishment project in Flagler Beach

The project fills a gap left by other existing and planned beach projects along the Flagler Beach and Flagler County coast.

Southeast
Local

FL - Southwest Florida Compact Moves Forward

On Tuesday April 13, the Collier County Board of Commissioners voted to join the Southwest Florida Regional Resiliency Compact, joining 13 other municipalities in Southwest Florida to increase climate resiliency.

Southeast
Property

FL - 'The Guardian' Asks: Will Florida Be Lost Forever To The Climate Crisis?

Few places on the planet are more at risk from the climate crisis than south Florida, where more than 8 million residents are affected by the convergence of almost every modern environmental challenge – from rising seas to contaminated drinking water, more frequent and powerful hurricanes, coastal erosion, flooding and vanishing wildlife and habitat.

Southeast
Waterways

FL - State water managers oppose legislation to expand basin boundary

State legislators are sponsoring bills to expand the authority overseeing water control structures in Collier County, but the state agency overseeing the governing board thinks it’s a bad idea.

Southeast
Waterways

GA - Golden Ray to weather third hurricane season since St. Simons shipwreck

Crews are back to work cutting up a section of the shipwrecked Golden Ray that contains thousands of gallons of fuel as the extensive salvage operation in St. Simons Sound seems doomed to stretch into another Atlantic hurricane season.

Southeast
Property

FL - Florida Lawmakers Send Legislation to Fight Sea Level Rise to Governor

Legislation hailed as some of the most robust yet to defend U.S. coasts against sea level rise is headed to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a proposal that would provide millions of dollars annually to communities threatened with losing ground to rising oceans because of climate change.

Southeast
Waterways

FL - ‘No community should suffer this’: Florida’s toxic breach was decades in the making

A leak at an abandoned fertilizer plant is just the latest development at a site that has polluted the area since it was built

Southeast
Advocacy

FL - To ‘The Fellowship of the Springs,’ Florida is selling out an environmental treasure

Thomas Greenhalgh risked his job and career in 2019 when he sued his own employer, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, to challenge the state’s plans to protect Florida’s imperiled springs from increasing pollution.

Southeast
Property

FL - Florida set for some of the steepest NFIP flood insurance rate rises

Florida is set to experience some of the steepest increases in rates and pricing of flood insurance coverage under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) after the release of FEMA’s new Risk Rating 2.0 system comes into effect over the next year.

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