Sugarcane communities aren’t the only ones looking for industry innovations. Both scientists and businesses are thinking about sugarcane in new ways, considering what techniques can be amended or fine-tuned, and what materials can be repurposed and capitalized. But to what extent will the sugarcane industry adapt?
Earlier this year, we launched Dispatches from a Sinking State, a series of first-hand accounts of the environmental changes Florida women are witnessing in their regions. But for these essays to be an accurate reflection of the struggles that coincide with climate change, they must represent a broad variety of voices. That’s where you come in.
The pine flatwoods that once dominated Florida are now rarely found outside of pockets of conservation land. Neither are the dry prairies, swamps or scrub that mark the natural character of our state.Christine Swanson, a Ph.D. student at the University of Florida, takes us on a journey through fragile Florida, documenting landscapes, flora and fauna that are threatened by climate change.
In churches, temples and congregations across Florida, women have been called to speak about climate change.
Climate change science has long been embattled by misinformation campaigns, resulting in public distrust and the political polarization of the science. Your local weathercaster is seizing the opportunity to change that.
Gov. Ron DeSantis recently passed a suite of measures to clean up Florida’s waters and prepare coastal communities for sea-level rise and flooding. But, he never mentioned the word climate change. Why? Politics.