Environment

BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Natural disasters couldn't stop the sea turtles in Broward this year. The Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program documented a total of 3,587 nests in 2017, which surpassed the previous record of 3,567 nests set in 2016. This increase in nesting is largely a reflection of the increase in green turtle nesting activity, nearly twice the historic average. The County began monitoring Broward beaches for sea turtle nests in 1981, and local nesting numbers have been steadily increasing. Sea turtle nesting season runs from March 1st - October 31st annually.
MIAMI (Feb. 5, 2018) — As sea levels continue to rise, more areas of the coastal Everglades will be susceptible to salt water intrusion, according to a new FIU study.
(Paris, 12 December 2017) - Recent hurricanes have left unprecedented devastation across the Caribbean and it is a traumatic time for all those who live in the region. Whole communities and towns have been decimated, and the global community needs to act quickly and give generously to relieve suffering and help to rebuild.
MIAMI (Oct. 31, 2017) — Nearly one-third of the shark species in the global fin trade are at risk of extinction, according to a new study led by FIU marine scientist Demian Chapman.
Want some effective and affordable protection for your coast? If you’re in the right clime, consider planting some mangroves.
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