Climate Change

State Grant Will Help Sarasota County Plan for Sea Level Rise

Florida says sea level around the state could rise by as much as 3 feet by 2060, and wants to help Sarasota get ready.

08/13/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Climate Change

Climate Disruptions Are Impacting Human Health

Red tide outbreaks and the spread of COVID-19 may both be connected to a warming planet.

07/16/2020 By Bob Bunting

Weather

Sahara Desert Dust Is Heading Our Way

Here’s what that means for us.

06/24/2020 By Bob Bunting

Adapting to Climate Change

The CEO of Sarasota’s Climate Adaptation Center on Science and Hope in a Hotter World

Scientist Bob Bunting outlines how Florida and our region will change and how we can respond and benefit.

06/18/2020 By Bob Bunting

Two birds, one stone

New College Economist Says a Massive 'Green Stimulus' Could Boost the Economy

"It has never been cheaper to invest in the green economy we need," says Mark Paul.

04/21/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Q&A

'We're Going Backwards': A Climate Change Expert Sounds the Alarm

On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we asked one of the authors of a major climate change report for an update on how we're doing.

04/21/2020 By Megan McDonald

Generation climate

Sarasota Teens Have Become Leaders in the Fight to Slow Climate Change

Sarasota Students 4 Climate organizes "climate strike" protests in downtown Sarasota.

04/21/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Rising Tide

How Climate Change Threatens the Everglades

According to experts, improving the flow of freshwater through the Everglades presents the best chance of staving off dramatic effects from climate change.

02/27/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Lectures

Forum Will Discuss Questions About Climate Change

The symposium will feature a series of keynote speakers addressing what can be done to successfully face the local, national and international challenges presented by climate change.

02/13/2020 By Staff

Things to Do

Sarasota Celebrates Arbor Day With a Scavenger Hunt

The county's third annual "Tree Quest" is an interactive, educational way to learn about trees.

01/16/2020 By Rachel Suwak

Climate Change

Climate Adaption and Mitigation Center Receives Tax-Exempt Status

The center plans to invest $2 million into building a curated database of peer-reviewed science to inform decision-making in academia, government and the private sector.

01/02/2020 By Staff

Environment

New Report Details Local Auto Emissions Trends

Emissions from driving in the Sarasota-Bradenton, Fla., metro area grew more slowly than population between 1990 and 2017, which means emissions per person have decreased.

10/14/2019 By Staff

Climate Change

Next Council of Neighborhood Associations Meeting Will Take Place Oct. 11

The discussion will focus on climate change and sea level rise.

10/07/2019 By Staff

Science

Mote Receives $250,000 in Funding for Coral Research

Funds will be used for Mote's coral research and restoration initiative.

09/18/2019 Photography by Staff

Appointments

DeSantis Appoints Chief Resilience Officer

Dr. Julia Nesheiwat is tasked with preparing Florida for the environmental, physical and economic impacts of sea level rise.

08/02/2019 Photography by Staff

Pep Talk

Ian Bremmer Closes Out the Ringling College Library Association's 2019 Town Hall Series

Thursday's event also included the announcement of next year's lineup, which includes Annie Leibovitz, Rick Steves and more.

04/11/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Energy

Florida Power & Light Plans to Build World's Largest Solar-Powered Battery System

The system will be charged by an existing solar power plant in Manatee County.

03/29/2019 By Staff

Politics

Luncheon to Offer 'Big Ideas for Improving Water Quality'

Next month's Sarasota Tiger Bay Club luncheon will feature a panel that includes Margaret Good, Jon Thaxton and Chuck Walter.

03/13/2019 By Staff

Climate change

Talk Covers How Rising Sea Levels Will Affect Archeology in Florida

Archeologist Jeff Moates and anthropology professor Uzi Baram will discuss the topic at a Historical Society of Sarasota County event.

03/11/2019 By Staff

Science

Climate Change Conference Takes Place Friday

Topics will include the implication of rising sea levels for Florida, the effect of climate change on hurricanes, whether climate change worsens red tide and more.

01/21/2019 By Staff