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On ADAPT, you’ll find original reporting about local government reactions to climate change, who’s helping shape the public conversation, and in-depth looks at how sea level rise and other symptoms of climate change affect everything from Florida’s endangered species to our drinking water, coastal economies and the U.S. Navy.
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July 28, 2022

Jacksonville named at risk for ‘climate gentrification.’ How can we lessen the threat?

A researcher at FSU says climate change fueled displacement of residents is a looming “existential crisis” for Jacksonville and other major Florida cities.

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July 14, 2022

Citizen scientists help map the heat in Jacksonville

Extreme heat is the deadliest form of hazardous weather and Jacksonville will soon have data showing how the city is being affected by rising temperatures and which neighborhoods need the most help.

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July 13, 2022

Northeast Florida Regional Conservation Efforts

This is the fourth webinar of the “Let’s Talk About Resilience” webinar series presented in partnership with the GTM Research Reserve, the Northeast Florida Regional Council, and ADAPT from Jacksonville Today and WJCT Public Media. The goal of this series is to share local and regional resiliency efforts with local stakeholders. This webinar’s theme was “Northeast Florida Regional Conservation Efforts”

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June 21, 2022

Florida Power & Light sets ambitious goal to eliminate carbon emissions by 2045

The parent company of Florida’s largest utility has announced plans to expand its use of solar energy and other renewable sources.

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June 3, 2022

Undercurrents: Cultures of Climate Change

On June 2nd, ADAPT partnered with Flagler College and the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum for “Undercurrents: Cultures of Climate Change,” an in-person panel discussion on climate change, how it’s impacting cultural resources in the city of St. Augustine, what’s being done about it and how artists can use their work to both spread awareness about climate change and call for action.

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May 31, 2022

Jacksonville isn’t letting ‘a single grant opportunity slip by’ for resilience

Jacksonville has secured millions in funding for resilience projects and the city expects to get a lot more by the end of 2022.

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May 13, 2022

Calling for stricter pollution control, advocates urge JEA to phase out Northside Generating Station

More than 90% of all greenhouse gas emissions from large facilities in Jacksonville can be traced back to JEA and most of those emissions come from one power plant: the Northside Generating Station.

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April 26, 2022

UNF program pairs tomorrow’s environmental leaders with today’s challenges

The Environmental Leadership Program at the University of North Florida is preparing students to be future environmental leaders through training and hands-on experiences with organizations from throughout the community.

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April 6, 2022

A surprising climate change contributor: retention ponds that reduce flooding

While stormwater ponds do offer benefits, new research from UF indicates that they may be delivering a net disservice by contributing to greenhouse gas emissions.

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April 4, 2022

The Northeast Florida Focus Area of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ South Atlantic Coastal Study

This is the third webinar of the “Let’s Talk About Resilience” webinar series presented in partnership with the GTM Research Reserve, the Northeast Florida Regional Council and ADAPT from Jacksonville Today and WJCT Public Media. The goal of this series is to share local and regional resiliency efforts with local stakeholders. This webinar’s theme was “The Northeast Florida Focus Area

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