King Tide Draws High Seas and Climate Champions to Miami Beach

Update: Photos from the 2014 King Tide Event on October 9 can be viewed here. Miami Beach will host some high profile visitors tomorrow as U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (FL), and U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) gather to take part in an event marking tomorrow’s King Tide, the highest tide [...]

The Solar Uprising Begins

Floridians stood up for solar in a major way at last Thursday’s Solar Uprising Rally in Tallahassee, FL.  With over 300 people in attendance, loudly calling for the state to adopt policies that support solar power in the Sunshine State, we made quite an impression.  Now, it remains to be seen whether Florida legislators will [...]

Soggy in Sochi: The End of the Winter Olympics As We Know It?

Before the 2014 Winter Olympic Games began, Russia pledged that Sochi would be the greenest Olympic Games in history, promising green building standards for Olympic facilities and a “zero waste” policy, and even going so far as to suggest that Sochi would be the first carbon neutral Games in history. The Russian Olympic Committee did [...]

Hold Candidates Accountable on Climate

The Tampa Bay Times ran some excellent coverage last week on the issue of climate change in the special election for Florida’s 13th Congressional District.   While climate change and sea level rise are ever-present issues in coastal Florida, the recent reporting was in response to a newly released study published in the journal Geophysical Research [...]

Organizing for Action on Climate

In the lead up to President Obama’s speech last week, White House energy advisor Heather Zichal was quoted as saying that President Obama views addressing climate change as a “legacy issue” for his Administration.  Based on the address he gave last Tuesday, it’s clear he thinks the response to this issue will define not only [...]

Greening Your Summer: Climate Friendly Parks

As of last Friday, summer is officially here! A popular destination for many vacationers this season will be one of our National Parks, which see over 275 million visitors in a year. Since its creation in 1916 through the signing of the Organic Act, the National Park Service (NPS) has cared for these beautiful parks [...]