Revisions Aim to Enhance Wetland Protections, Improve Permitting Process
Things are looking up in the buffeted Florida market, but reinsurance rates will continue to rise for the next two years, and a 2024 hurricane season could be busy.
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - In his final meeting with the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), Governor John Bel Edwards presented a draft spending plan aimed at combating land loss in Louisiana.
In the days after Hurricane Idalia made landfall, a brief camera sweep of the Cedar Key landscape gave a glimpse of hope for two viewers of The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore, watching from their inland evacuation spots.
The National Marine Fisheries Service must pay attorney fees for Gulf of Mexico charter captains who successfully challenged the agency’s requirement for them to pay for vessel monitoring systems.
The decision to reduce local wetland buffers to Florida state minimum standards by the Manatee County Commission has been challenged by former commissioner Joe McClash.
THIBODAUX, La. – Laci Melancon has been named the executive director of the Coastal Center at Nicholls State University.
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Sen. Bill Cassidy says millions of dollars from the federal infrastructure law recently flowed to the state and some of it will help the fight against coastal erosion.
With the adoption of Sarasota County’s new flood maps, the town of Longboat Key is considering new ordinances to improve its flood management and earn discounts for homeowners on flood insurance.
WASHINGTON, DC — The US Coast Guard said Dec. 6 that it found a light sheen west of an area in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) where it was leading the cleanup of a million-gallon (liters) oil spill for nearly three weeks, but it could not confirm if the sheen was from that spill.
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — He’s the man at the center of a probe into Citizens, Florida’s insurer of last resort.U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse says Floridians may have to shell out thousands to bail out the state-backed company.
505 manatee deaths recorded between Jan. 1 and Nov. 24 this year
After seeing a large decrease earlier in the month, the state’s Citizens Property Insurance Corp. added more than 5,000 policies during the final week of November.
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As contested boardwalk goes up next to state critical wildlife area, neighbors send letters to keep conservation organization out
Island stakeholders voiced support for proposed legislation designating Captiva as a conservation area, while also expressing continued opposition to county-proposed changes that eliminate the island’s current building height and density limitations.
State regulators Tuesday approved a plan by Duke Energy Florida that includes collecting $91.9 million from customers in 2024 to cover costs related to Hurricane Idalia.
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DUBAI, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil CEO Darren Woods on Saturday rejected the International Energy Agency’s recent claim that using wide-scale carbon capture to fight climate change was an implausible “illusion,” saying the same could be said about electric vehicles and solar energy.
Portions of the "Disaster Relief" bill are legislative gifts to developers as provisions of these bills prevent local governments from imposing building moratoriums or amending comprehensive plans or land development regulations associated with damage caused by Hurricanes Ian and Idelia. The Disaster Relief Bill will likely result in reduced building standards for hurricane recovery efforts and set a bad legal precedent for the next legislative session.
The Mississippi is one of the world's great rivers — but it seems to carry less reverence than other iconic water bodies across the country. River advocates are finding their own ways to help people connect.
The Senate Budget Committee has questions about Citizens’ exposure. If a storm hits, will the Fla.-run insurer be able to handle it? If not, will it need federal help?
Texas rates have increased 22% on average so far in 2023, twice the national rate. More billion-dollar disasters have occurred in Texas this year than any other year on record.
“Experts think our meter for what’s a serious spill has gotten skewed.”
There are so many huge numbers associated with Louisiana’s climate challenges — billions of tons of emissions, trillions of tons of carbon in the world’s atmosphere.
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