Environment

Tampa Bay Times, Climate change is going to cost Florida a lot of money by Miami Herald

For the state of Florida, adapting to climate change is going to be complicated, revolutionary and very, very expensive. But so far at least, Tallahassee hasn’t invested much in protecting the most vulnerable state in the nation from rising seas. Gov. Ron DeSantis, who campaigned on a promise to address red tide and harmful algae …

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Biscayne Bay Tribune, An Ecosystem in Crisis by Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava

Biscayne Bay has reached a crisis point. A grand jury convened by the state attorney’s office says that if we don’t act, the Bay’s “declining quality may become irreversible.” The community is paying attention – and we need meaningful action to protect our marine ecosystem, so vital to our region’s environment and economy, before it’s too …

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Community Newspapers, Kendall Gazette, Commissioner Levine Cava moves county forward as a leader in using solar energy

The Miami-Dade County Commission, on June 4, unanimously supported the use of floating solar power plants on artificial lakes, further positioning Miami-Dade County as a solar leader in the Sunshine State. The resolution, sponsored by County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, directs the administration to research the potential for deploying floating solar power, or “floatovoltaics,” on …

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Daily Energy Insider, Miami-Dade County to explore potential of floating solar power on artificial water bodies

The Board of County Commissioners of Miami-Dade County, Florida recently approved a resolution directing the administration to research the potential for deploying floating solar power on artificial bodies of water. The resolution, sponsored by County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, also directs the administration to identify any existing regulatory hurdles that would prevent the county from …

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Miami Beach Times, Miami Beach’s Solar Energy Initiatives Earn Gold Designation by SolSmart

 The City of Miami Beach recently received a “gold” designation from SolSmart, marking the highest rating for a community in the national program. Currently there are seven total communities in Florida with the gold status. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office, SolSmart recognizes communities that have taken key steps toward addressing …

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Miami Today, Solar power plants may sit atop Miami-Dade County lakes

Solar power in Miami-Dade may come partly from floating solar power plants, as an item calling for a study of developing “float-o-voltaic” systems on artificial county lakes cleared committee by a 5-0 vote Tuesday. County commissioners will decide June 4 whether to direct Mayor Carlos Giménez’s administration to study the feasibility and by December deliver …

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Miami Herald, Nearly all the seagrass in Biscayne Bay is dead. County commissioner want to know why

The past decade has not been good for Biscayne Bay: More than 25,000 acres of seagrass meadows have vanished as Miami boomed and climate change drove seas ever higher. In a report released last week, Miami-Dade County environmental regulators blamed chronic pollution for the massive die-off, brought on by dirty canals, increasing floodwater and leaky …

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South Florida Business Journal, Electric Vehicle charging spaces could be mandated in Miami-Dade developments

The Miami-Dade County Commission on Jan. 23 will consider mandating a certain number of electric vehicle charging spaces in new developments. The ordinance would apply in the unincorporated areas of the county, which cover a significant portion of the population, and most of the undeveloped land. Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, who sponsored the ordinance, said it …

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South Florida Times, Miami-Dade Commission Passes Resolution Easing Solar Development

With South Florida’s year-round sunny weather, it makes sense that the area would figure prominently in the use of solar energy. To that end, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners on Sept. 5 unanimously supported a resolution directing the County to continue to use the resources of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SolSmart program and …

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PantherNow, Opinion: Miami’s absurd megamall shows a rotting economy

The United States’ biggest shopping mall is officially being built in Miami. Named “American Dream Miami,” the six million square foot project will be located in Northwest Miami-Dade, where I-75 meets the Florida Turnpike. It’s so large that the mall’s developer, Triple Five, has planned an indoor ski slope, an artificial beach, a submarine lake, …

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