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In this Jan. 11, 2020 photo a man photographs waves crashing onto the cliffs at Rodea Point in Lincoln County, Ore. during an extreme high tide that coincided with a big winter storm. Amateur scientists are whipping out their smartphones to document the effects of extreme high tides on shore lines from the United States to New Zealand, and by doing so are helping better predict what rising sea levels due to climate change will mean for coastal communities around the world. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)

Photos of 'king tides' globally show risks of climate change

Feb. 5, 2020 1:02 PM EST

DEPOE BAY, Ore. (AP) — Tourists, nature lovers and amateur scientists are whipping out their cameras to document the effects of extreme high tides on shorelines from the United States to New Zealand, and by doing so are helping better predict what rising sea levels will mean for coastal communities around...

People gather trash on the beach for the Huddle for 100 beach clean up at the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Miami. Climate change poses a threat to South Florida's way of life, including Miami's customary spot in the NFL's Super Bowl rotation. The game will be played Sunday in Miami for the 11th time, the most of any city. But the sea and temperature are rising, which could eventually make South Florida an unsuitable Super Bowl site. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Climate change poses threat to future Super Bowls in Miami

Jan. 31, 2020 2:17 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The forecast for the Super Bowl in Miami is grim. Clear skies and temperature in the 60s are expected when the game kicks off, so weather won't be a problem. But climate change likely will be, sooner or later. The sea and temperature are rising, posing a threat to South Floridians' way of...

Road at waterfront park closed to vehicles due to erosion

Jan. 28, 2020 8:57 PM EST

JAMESTOWN, R.I. (AP) — A loop road that goes around a lighthouse at a Rhode Island state park has become so dangerously eroded that is it being closed to vehicular traffic, state environmental officials announced Tuesday. The road surrounding the lighthouse at Beavertail State Park in Jamestown will be...

Rising seas flood roads and force coastal SC DMV to move

Jan. 25, 2020 11:54 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A driver's license office along the South Carolina coast is closing next month in part because increasing flooding from the sea is closing nearby streets needed for road tests. The Lockwood Boulevard branch of the state Department of Motor Vehicles in Charleston will close in...

Miami recommits to reducing emissions by 2050

Jan. 25, 2020 3:01 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — With sea level rise already lapping at its door, the city of Miami made its first significant commitment to address the root cause of climate change, not just the symptoms. The city government plans to go carbon neutral by 2050, a pledge that will change everything from what city employees...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jan. 22, 2020 10:32 AM EST

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ Jan. 20 The Jacksonville Daily News on investing in alternative energy sources while maintaining safety for state military bases: Military bases are a vital part of life in eastern North Carolina. The sound of Freedom is not only overhead regularly, but the...

Florida creates task force on sea-level rise

Jan. 21, 2020 7:14 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After years of mostly ignoring climate change, Florida lawmakers waded deeper into the matter on Tuesday , advancing a proposal that would create a statewide Office of Resiliency and establish a task force to begin looking into how best to protect the state's 1350 miles (2,173...

FILE - In this June 19, 2019 file photo, a postal worker returns to their truck parked on a flooded street in Miami caused by high tides. Flooding due to climate change-related sea level rising, the erosion of natural barriers and long-periods of rain pose substantial economic risks to Florida, particularly its real estate value, according to two new reports released last week. (AP Photo/Ellis Rua, File)

Reports: Flooding risks could devalue Florida real estate

Jan. 21, 2020 4:52 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Flooding due to climate change-related sea level rising, the erosion of natural barriers and long-periods of rain pose substantial economic risks to Florida, particularly to the value of South Florida real estate, according to two new reports released last week. For years, Florida lawmakers...

Iguanas, nude beaches on Florida lawmakers' agenda next week

Jan. 18, 2020 9:35 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Legislature set a lot of lofty goals for their annual 60-day session: passing a budget expected to top $90 billion dollars; lowering the cost of health care; preventing blue-green algae; and boosting teacher pay. But also on the agenda entering the second week of...

Projects needed to help Virginia Beach fight rising sea

Jan. 16, 2020 4:11 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Beach will have to consider multi-billion-dollar infrastructure projects and other efforts to face the threat of sea-level rise, according to a study. The $3.8 million study also points to restricting new development in some parts of the city and purchasing properties in...