sea level rise

Seminole gambling

Gov. signs a bill to use gambling money for Florida’s environment

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill that will lead to using gambling money for environmental projects.
St. Petersburg, Florida

Shoreline and Spring restoration with Tom Ries

Sustainable Living hosts Tanja Vidovic and Anni Ellis spoke with local environmentalist Tom Ries, a nationally known ecologist with more than 40 years of experience restoring natural systems in the SE.
heat temperatures global warming

Record heat in Florida and elsewhere: a chief meteorologist and a climate scientist link it to climate change

Impact of climate change on temperature records that are being broken around the world and the southern U.S. heat advisory.
Gulfport flooding

New projections for rapid increases in high-tide flooding for St. Petersburg & elsewhere

There are new projections that predict rapid increases in high-tide flooding for St. Petersburg, Florida, over the coming decade.
Tampa Riverwalk

Tampa study aims to prepare city for 8 feet of sea-level rise in 80 years

On Tuesday, the City of Tampa gave an update to an ongoing study looking at the impact of sea-level rise in the region. The City expects up to 8 feet of sea-level rise by the...
chronic flood risk via Union of Concerned Scientists report on sea-level rise

Scientists tell Tampa Bay leaders to prepare for up to 8.5 feet of sea-level rise

Seas are rising all over the world and the rate of sea-level rise keeps increasing as well; a new report says the low-lying coastal Tampa Bay area should expect at least two feet, but as...
WMNF News: Beach dunes

Conference highlights sea level rise “realities and opportunities”

According to the most recent National Climate Assessment, global sea level rise over the past century has averaged about eight inches; it could rise by much more than that over the next several decades and...
2018 election Pinellas County Commission

Besides on sea-level rise prep, 3 GOP Pinellas Commission candidates mostly agree

The three Republicans running for Pinellas County Commission District 6 faced off Thursday afternoon at the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club in St. Petersburg; the three are State Representative Kathleen Peters, Pinellas Tea Party founder Barb Haselden...
chronic flood risk via Union of Concerned Scientists report on sea-level rise

1 million Florida homes at risk of chronic floods by 2100: UCS study

A new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists says “within the next 30 years, roughly 64,000 homes in Florida … will be at risk” of chronic floods from sea-level rise. On WMNF’s MidPoint we...
sea-level rise UCS science

Sea-level rise threatens several Tampa Bay area communities: report

A new report on sea-level rise by the Union of Concerned Scientists concludes that several Tampa Bay communities will see more and more sunny-day flooding over the next few decades; we also hear from two of...
Philip Levine

Florida candidate for governor, Philip Levine, in Tampa

Former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine is one of several people running for the Democratic nomination for Florida Governor; Levine is on a nine-city bus tour that brought him to the living room of a...
Susan Glickman / SACE / climate change / West Coast Climate Compact

Does Tampa Bay need a West Coast Climate Compact?

The Tampa Bay region is one of the most vulnerable in the U.S. to the devastating effects of climate change, including rising sea level; that’s why the Florida Director of the Southern Alliance for Clean...

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