National Audubon President to Speak in Sarasota

David Yarnold will discuss sea level rise, climate change and the Audubon Society's role in Florida.

03/01/2018 By Staff


Report Finds Ocean Acidification May Harm Stone Crab Population

New Mote research finds that widespread ocean acidification caused by climate change could damage Florida's stone crab population and industry.

02/27/2018 By Staff


Mote Marine Hires Two Researchers for Keys Facility

Mote Marine Laboratory recently hired postdoctoral research fellow Heather Page and staff biologist Abigail Clark.

02/20/2018 By Staff

Climate change

Panel Discussion Focuses on Adaptation to Increased Flooding

The Center for Architecture Sarasota is offering a presentation titled "Wicked Water" that covers flooding adaptation strategies in coastal Florida.

02/08/2018 By Staff


Workshop on 21st Century 'Thought and Trends' Starts Jan. 22

Ringling College of Art and Design 'futurist in residence' David Houle is presenting a new workshop as part of the college's Lifelong Learning Academy.

01/17/2018 By staff


City Holding Community Meetings on Renewable Energy Pledge

The city's "Ready for 100" plan calls for the city to make its operations 100 percent renewable by 2030 and for the entire city to operate on renewable energy by 2045.

12/14/2017 By staff


City Climate Change Plan Outlines Threatened Infrastructure

The report predicts that the local sea level will rise by between 6.4 inches and 2.4 feet by 2050.

11/13/2017 By staff


Sustainable Communities Workshop Returns

Registration is still open for Sarasota County's 12th annual Sustainable Communities Workshop.

11/13/2017 By staff


Ocean Expert to Speak on Rising Sea Levels

Tonya Clayton is an expert on Florida's coast.

11/08/2017 By staff


City's Climate Change Plan to Be Discussed Tuesday

The city has projected that global warming could raise daily high temperatures by as much as 5.4 degrees Fahrenheit by 2050.

08/28/2017 By staff

Heat Wave

Think Sarasota Summers are Unbearable? Just Wait.

Here's what rising temperatures will mean for our region.

06/01/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker


New Council Created to Connect Local Climate Change Experts

The Science and Environment Council of Southwest Florida recently launched a new organization, the Climate Council of Sarasota-Manatee, to create a network of experts and practitioners working on climate change.

05/08/2017 By staff


Sea Level Rise Discussion Set for Monday

The next Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations meeting will include a discussion of sea level rise, its anticipated effects on our community and local efforts to address how we can adapt.

05/01/2017 By staff


Miami Climate Change Expert Speaks in Sarasota

James Murley, the chief resilience officer for Miami-Dade County, will speak on “Enhancing Local Sustainability Through Resilience Planning.”

04/25/2017 By staff


College Hosts Climate Change Workshop

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota is hosting an interactive workshop on climate change and sustainability on Friday, April 21.

04/20/2017 By staff


Climate Change's Florida Consequences

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee is hosting the Suncoast Climate Change Symposium with geologist and sea-level rise expert Harold Wanless on Tuesday, April 18.

03/29/2017 By staff

When the Environment Turns Extreme

Photographer James Balog Talks About Climate Change

The Pulitzer Prize winner for Distinguished Commentary, famous for his documentary, Chasing Ice, spoke as part of the Ringling College Library Association Town Hall Lecture Series.

03/06/2017 By Kay Kipling


What Would Happen if a Mega-Hurricane Hit Sarasota?

Climate change could fuel a monstrous new kind of hurricane.

09/28/2016 By Robert Bowden

Real estate

Freddie Mac Newsletter Examines Impact of Rising Sea Levels

'Between $66 billion and $160 billion worth of real estate is expected to be below sea level by 2050,' the report states.

04/29/2016 Research by staff


Two Sarasota Ecologists Take On Climate Change

Ecologists David and Jennifer Shafer of Shafer Consulting try to get Sarasota to focus on how to prepare for rising sea levels.

06/03/2013 By Megan McDonald