Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law Tuesday that targets the growth of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing in the state. The anti-ESG legislation prevents state officials from investing public money in the promotion of ESG goals, prioritizes financial returns for state funds and pensions, eliminates ESG considerations in state contracts and […]
The phenomenon known as red tide — caused by large amounts of the toxic algae Karenia brevis — has come earlier than usual to Florida this year, and in concentrations that are higher than normal. The harmful algae produce brevetoxins that can kill marine life and pose health problems for humans, reported BBC News. The […]
A combination of climate-fueled extreme weather events and a reliance on fossil fuels could raise the electricity bills of many Floridians this spring. Three of the state’s largest utilities — Florida Power & Light (FPL), Duke Energy and Tampa Electric Company (TECO) — have asked the state’s Public Service Commission (PSC) to approve rate hikes […]
In Florida and Alabama, powerful utilities have lobbied against the renewable energy transition. At the same time, they funneled money through consulting firm Matrix LLC to six media sites in the two states that published coverage favorable to the utilities, as NPR and Floodlight revealed in a major investigation Monday. In one instance, the editor-and-chief […]
An unlikely source was responsible for a “large scale outage” in a Florida city Wednesday. The city of Lake Worth Beach (LWB) blamed a loss of power on one of the state’s infamous invasive green iguanas. “LWB Electric Utility is currently responding to a large scale outage caused by an iguana at our 6th Ave […]
Back-to-back hurricanes left an unnerving scene on the Florida coast in November 2022: Several houses, and even swimming pools, were left dangling over the ocean as waves eroded the property beneath them. Dozens of homes and condo buildings in the Daytona Beach area were deemed unsafe.
Is the climate crisis catching up to the Miami Beach waterfront? On Thursday, October 27, an unsafe structure notice was posted on a 14-story oceanfront Miami Beach condominium, forcing its residents to evacuate in only two hours. “We don’t know exactly what’s going on inside there but we can’t stay. That’s it,” nine-year resident Samy […]
I first moved here to the Keys in Sept. 2018 on a whim — after applying for a coral restoration internship on Instagram. Curious about scientific diving, eager to make an impact and unsure what my purpose in life really was, I didn’t know what to expect.
The storm was downgraded to a tropical storm Thursday morning as winds weakened to 65 mph. Ian continues to batter Florida as it marches north. More than 2.6 million Florida energy customers are still without power Thursday, according to the tracker PowerOutage.us. The storm is poised to become one of the costliest storms in U.S. history, according to the National Hurricane Center.