Brendan Rivers

Brendan Rivers is the lead reporter for ADAPT, where he also writes the ADAPT email newsletter, hosts live events, and hosts and produces the ADAPT podcast profiling local people who are working on the issue of climate change. 

Brendan's climate bylines include NPR, The Guardian, Grist, The Miami Herald, and The Florida Times-Union. He is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists and a former fellow with InsideClimate News and Climate Matters in the Newsroom.

Brendan has worked as a reporter for WJCT News and as a news director at Southern Stone Communications radio stations in the Daytona Beach area. 

Brendan Rivers can be reached at brivers@wjct.org and on Twitter at @BrendanRivers.

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June 27, 2019

How to make Jacksonville more ‘resilient’: 2 committees’ suggestions

After pulling out of a national resiliency initiative in 2016, the city is working on its own adaptation plans.

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June 27, 2019

‘Resilience hubs’ could help Northeast Floridians — including animals — weather floods

City planners can use new data to maximize conservation projects’ impact.

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June 27, 2019

With weather extremes projected for Jacksonville, elected officials cool to aggressive climate action

Letting the market dictate solutions is the prevailing mantra.

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June 27, 2019

The new vanguard protecting historic sites from sea level rise: Volunteers

The Heritage Monitoring Scouts are helping the state decide which pieces of history to save and which to abandon.

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June 27, 2019

The Navy is on the front lines of adapting to climate change

“Climate change will affect the Department of Defense’s ability to defend the Nation and poses immediate risks to U.S. national security.” – DoD Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap, 2014 Naval Station Mayport sits 15 miles east of Downtown Jacksonville at the mouth of the St. Johns River. One of two major naval installations in Jacksonville, Mayport is home base for the

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June 27, 2019

Sandy soil and rising seas spell septic tank disaster in Florida

The race is on to deal with Florida’s 2.6 million ticking stink bombs.

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June 27, 2019

As seas rise, Florida will likely lose more coastal property value than any other state

As coastal property values drop, the economic effects could ripple inland.

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June 27, 2019

Real estate and sea level rise: A buyer’s guide

In Florida, sellers don’t have to disclose flood damage. So how can buyers assess the risk?

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June 27, 2019

‘Lift that nest up’: Florida’s endangered birds threatened by floods

The Florida grasshopper sparrow is the continent’s most endangered bird. Climate change isn’t helping.

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