Miami

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The Archaeologists Saving Miami's History From the Sea

As the water level rises, more than 16,000 historic sites across Florida are at risk of being drowned by waves. In Miami-Dade County, researchers are working to keep history on solid ground.

Waves break over the sea wall ahead of Hurricane Franklin in Veracruz, Mexico, August 9, 2017.

In the Face of Massive Storms, Climate Adaptation Tools Aren't Enough

Taking stock of the damage left behind by hurricanes Irma, Harvey, and Maria shows that man-made defenses can fail often—and hugely.

A law enforcement vehicle patrols a flooded street of in Everglades City, Florida, September 11, 2017

Can Nature Help Defend Florida Against Natural Disasters?

Coral and mangroves offer storm-buffering services, but they’re disappearing.

A person wades through water in a flooded development in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Fort Myers, Florida.

Florida's Swamped Sewers Flooded Cities With Poop

Hurricane Irma caused massive sewage overflows, highlighting the twin dangers of an aging infrastructure and climate change.

A traffic light dangles from its wire on Simonton Street in downtown Key West, Florida, after Hurricane Wilma

The Storm-Preparedness Tool That Predicts Power Outages

Researchers wanted to forecast potential blackouts across vast spans, not just specific cities.

Cars slowed to a standstill on an elevated highway above trees and water with power lines running parallel

Mapping the Mass Exodus From Florida by Land, Sea, and Sky

Here’s how residents of Miami-Dade County are fleeing the path of Hurricane Irma.

Palm trees blow in the wind and rain

Watch the Damage a Category 5 Hurricane Can Wreak

In Puerto Rico, Florida, and beyond, storms with the force of Hurricane Irma can cause total structural oblivion, smashed trees, and blackouts for weeks or months.

A woman walks past the First International Haitian Church in Little Haiti.

Global Warming Could Change the Face of Little Haiti

As sea levels rise and Miami’s wealthier residents flee inwards, neighborhoods like Little Haiti may become victims of climate gentrification.

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Four Cities Leading the Way Against Climate Change

New York City, Houston, Miami, and San Francisco have all taken steps to mitigate the risks associated with rising sea levels and global temperatures. Are their successes a blueprint for action at the state and local level?

The Supreme Court Rules Cities Can Be Victims of Housing Discrimination

Miami’s lawsuit against Bank of America and Wells Fargo now returns to a federal appeals court in Atlanta.

Tackling Rising Waters in Atlantic City and Miami Beach

Sea level rise is making floods more common and as the New Jersey resort braces for the next Sandy, the well-heeled Florida city is throwing money at the problem.

Miami's Plan Z bike path

Can a Bike Bridge Make Miami Safer for Cyclists?

Advocates hope this long elevated pathway is just the first step toward changing the city’s bike culture.

Can Florida's First Needle Exchange Help Curb HIV?

The state leads the nation in new diagnoses, and close to six percent are attributed to injection-drug users sharing used or infected needles.

How Cities Plan to Fight Climate Change in the Trump Years

Local leaders learned how to take action when Washington couldn’t. Now they’re betting those efforts can survive an age of science-denying federal overlords.

The Case for Citizen Science on Coastal Waters

Classroom initiatives in New York and Miami prepare students for a changing world—and they’re good for the environment, too.

Why Mosquitoes Love Miami's Wynwood Neighborhood

That and other insights on the fight against Zika from CDC director Tom Frieden.

Downtown as a Template for Miami's Future

One of the city’s most walkable neighborhoods is leading the way, but also wrestling with challenges.

Hurricane Matthew 'Unlike Any Hurricane in the Modern Era'

It’s killed hundreds in Haiti and could deliver major damage from Florida to the Carolinas.

Shelter From Hurricane Matthew or Face 'Immense Human Suffering'

Hurricane conditions could descend upon Florida as early as Thursday evening.

Flooding Pushes 7 Manatees Onto a Florida Golf Course

They got trapped for days in a water hazard.