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Members of Congress, Broward Leaders Will Talk Sea Level Rise, Climate Change at Town Hall November 7

Members of Congress, Broward Leaders Will Talk Sea Level Rise, Climate Change at Town Hall November 7

Members of Congress and southeast Florida leaders will discuss sea level rise and climate change at a Coastal Communities Town Hall on Thursday, November 7, at 7 p.m., at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, during the Fifth Annual Regional Climate Leadership Summit. The event, which is free and open to […]

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Tropical Green conference tomorrow highlights best sustainable building practices for South Florida

Tropical Green conference tomorrow highlights best sustainable building practices for South Florida

Tomorrow is “Tropical Green Conference”, a conference whose goal is to act as a conduit for communicating best (green) practices for building successful communities and buildings in Florida’s unique humid, temperate environment.  The US Green Building Council South Florida Chapter is uniquely positioned to show leadership in this subject because: The only counties in North America […]

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Broward City Mayors Gather for Roundtable Discussion on Climate

Broward City Mayors Gather for Roundtable Discussion on Climate

The vast majority of mayors from Broward County cities had water on their minds today.  Specifically, how to manage it, store it, save it, keep it, dispose of it and plan for it in the future. These were a few of the topics discussed at the Broward Mayors’ Roundtable on Climate Change. “We’re here to […]

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New analyses find evidence of human-caused climate change in half of extreme weather and climate events analyzed from 2012

New analyses find evidence of human-caused climate change in half of extreme weather and climate events analyzed from 2012

Human influences are having an impact on some extreme weather and climate events, according to the report “Explaining Extreme Events of 2012 from a Climate Perspective” released today by the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. Overall, 18 different research teams from around the world contributed to the peer-reviewed report that examined the causes of […]

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USDA Climate Report Published, Public Invited to Comment

WASHINGTON, August 27, 2013 – The Climate Change Program Office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Office of the Chief Economist today released and requested public comments on the report Science-Based Methods for Entity-Scale Quantification of Greenhouse Gas Sources and Sinks from Agriculture and Forestry Practices. The report is the work of 38 scientists […]

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Palm Beach County’s New Web and Smartphone Reef Map

The Board of County Commissioners and its Department of Environmental Resources Management (ERM) are pleased to announce a new natural and artificial reef map that’s available online and as a Smartphone app. Since its inception in 1987, ERM has deployed artificial reefs using materials such as ships, concrete, and lime rock boulders.  With assistance from […]

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Broward researches Processed Glass for Beach Renourishment in lieu of sand

Broward County is known for its twenty-three miles of award winning beaches. Broward’s beaches attract an estimated 7.2 million visitors a year and contribute $548 million annually to Broward County’s economy. But, like beaches worldwide erosion is a problem and beach renourishment is necessary. Broward Commissioners have asked that county staff conduct research to determine […]

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Cooperative Extension to Offer Free “Farm-Your-Backyard” Workshop in West Palm Beach

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#Broward one of 32 communities nationwide participating in pilot #sustainability program

#Broward one of 32 communities nationwide participating in pilot #sustainability program

Broward County is one of only 32 communities in the United States and Canada to participate in a yearlong program to test a new national rating system that measures a local government’s environment, economic and community efforts to achieve sustainability. The Natural Resources Planning and Management Division is leading the STAR Community Rating (Sustainability Tools for Assessing […]

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Future Leaders Sustainable Cities Summit 2013 in Davie, Fort Lauderdale; kids welcome

You are being invited to attend the first Future Leaders Sustainable Cities Summit 2013 on August 7 -9, 2013. Hosted by Drawing Conclusions LLC through the educational program SCALe,we will explore the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Sustainability Action Plan and make recommendations for sustainable design criteria that could be included during the city’s review and […]

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