The Florida Climate Reporting Network is a multi-newsroom initiative founded by the Miami Herald, the South Florida Sun Sentinel, The Palm Beach Post, the Orlando Sentinel, WLRN Public Media and the Tampa Bay Times.
The Marjorie is a proud member.
With grants awarded by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, this partnership of 17 news organizations is producing and sharing stories on climate change in Florida.
The Network will produce a report on which Florida communities are at highest risk from rising sea levels and undertake a comprehensive, science-based assessment of the state’s current status and vulnerability to climate change.
Read the latest stories from the Network:
- In the Florida Everglades, a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Hotspot (Inside Climate News)
“Drainage has exposed the fertile soils of the Everglades Agricultural Area, a region responsible for much of the nation’s sugar cane.”
- Invisible fences could be the future of cattle ranching in Florida and climate change research (WUSF)
“Florida scientists are determining how cattle grazing impacts plants, green house gas emissions, and carbon stored in the soil, using collars and cell towers.”
- After industry pressure, Miami-Dade puts heat protections for outdoor workers on ice (Miami Herald)
“We’ve never seen so much pushback,” said co-sponsor Commissioner Marleine Bastien.”
- ‘Adaptation and mitigation go together’ — A Stetson professor talks about addressing rising sea levels (The Invading Sea)
“A Q&A with Jason Evans, associate professor of environmental science and studies at Stetson University.”
- ‘I believe in … the ability of humanity to innovate when under pressure’ — A Miami developer discusses his efforts to promote climate change solutions (The Invading Sea)
“A Q&A with Tony Cho, a Miami real estate developer who formed the Future of Cities to fund sustainable real estate projects.”
- ‘Historic buildings tend to be built better’ — A historic preservationist discusses how climate change is affecting historic sites (The Invading Sea)
“A Q&A with Leslee F. Keys, retired assistant professor and director of historic preservation at Flagler College.”
- ‘Heat is something that is dangerous to everyone’ — Climate journalist Jeff Goodell discusses his new book on the risks of rising temperatures (The Invading Sea)
“Goodell spoke at the University of Florida about his new book, ‘The Heat Will Kill You First: Life and Death on a Scorched Planet.'”
- The past 12 months have been the hottest in recorded history, a report shows (WUSF)
“One in four people, or 1.9 billion, experienced a five-day heat wave, at minimum, influenced by carbon pollution.”
- Vehicle strikes kill 4 endangered Florida panthers in 1 week, wildlife agency says (Tampa Bay Times)
“The deaths account for one third of the total in the state so far this year.”
- Hurricane-Weary Floridians Ask: What U.N. Climate Talks? (Inside Climate News)
“Three months after Idalia, many in Cedar Key are more preoccupied with recovery than COP28.”