NOAA Climate Connection this month features the 2013 Arctic Report Card, a new study on Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change, and a link to the interactive website, Global Carbon Atlas. Regular features include the November National Monthly Climate Report and a schedule of upcoming webinars. Click here for a link to the newsletter.
On December 13, 2013 another bill was introduced into the U.S. House of Representative that would delay the implementation of parts of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (BW12). The bill’s full text is available here. This bill, known as the “Flood Insurance Relief and Transparency Act of 2013,” is even more modest…Details
Over the past two weeks or so, there has been significant media coverage of sea-level rise. The Miami-Herald had a story about how rising sea levels could affect real estate values here. The Miami-Herald also has a week-long series on sea-level rise and Florida called “Elevation: Zero.” The series discusses sea-level rise projections, real estate…Details
Florida Sea Grant is working in partnership with state agencies, the Gulf Coast Workforce Board, local counties and other groups to obtain funding necessary to tackle the primary recommendation of the Oyster Recovery Team’s report: the need for large-scale restoration to achieve recovery of the Apalachicola Bay oyster industry. The first proposed project, led by…Details
Lionfish is not a traditional or likely seafood selection, but growing interest in response to its invasive and increasing abundance has stirred recreational and commercial interest. Seafood specialist Steve Otwell offers this perspective. Handling Eating lionfish, Pterois miles or Pterois volitans, is being encouraged as one of the best options to mitigate the harmful…Details
Florida Sea Grant and Escambia County Extension present two programs on flood insurance November 18, 2013 in Pensacola. The morning program is for real estate professionals and the evening program for members of the public. The presentations will give some background on the National Flood Insurance Program, look at how the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of…Details
Legislation introduced to blunt impact of flood insurance reform on homeowners On October 29, 2013, federal legislation was introduced into both the House and Senate to alter implementation of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (BW12) (background information on flood insurance and BW12 that will make the following clearer is available here). This…Details