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Preparing for a Sea Change in Florida: A Strategy to Cope with the Impact of Global Warming on the State's Coastal and Marine Systems

July 1, 2014

With more coastline, diversity of marine habitats and off shore area than any state in the continental U.S., Florida is the epitome of an ocean state. Yet Florida's coastal and ocean heritage stands to be severely harmed by global warming. Indeed, scientific evidence shows that damage to our coastal and marine systems is inevitable. The Florida Coastal and Ocean Coalition, formed in 2006, is committed to addressing this threat and, with the release of this report, calls upon our leaders to take the necessary steps to address the expected impacts of global warming on the state's unique coastal and marine resources.The good news is that Florida is in a powerful position to emerge as a bold leader in the environmental effort to preserve natural resources in the face of global warming, both by taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and by implementing sound coastal and ocean policies. The Governor, through his Action Team on Energy and Climate Change, and the Legislature have set the stage for Florida to lead with vision on the critical issue of coping with global warming. Responsible actions undertaken now can ensure the continued vitality of Florida's environment and economy and can serve as an important model around the nation and the world.

Campus Environment 2008: A National Report Card on Sustainability in Higher Education

August 21, 2008

Presents survey findings on national and regional trends among colleges in environmental leadership in management, academic courses in sustainability, and conservation efforts in operations. Profiles exemplary programs and notes areas for improvement.

Climate Change and Great Lakes Water Resources

November 1, 2007

Looks at how climate change will impact water resources in the Great Lakes region and identifies policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change.

Endangered by Sprawl: How Runaway Development Threatens America's Wildlife

January 1, 2005

Estimates the growth of land consumption in metropolitan areas over the next 25 years, investigates locally implemented strategies to protect natural lands from overdevelopment, and offers "smart growth" as an option for reducing suburban sprawl.

Bays in Peril: A Forecast for Freshwater Flows to Texas Estuaries

October 1, 2004

Takes a look at increasing water demands in Texas, and what would happen to the inflows to the seven major estuaries if existing water permits were fully used and wastewater reuse increased. Provides recommendations for action.

Ecosystem Shock: The Devastating Impacts of Invasive Species on the Great Lakes Food Web

October 1, 2004

Gives an account of the changes to the Great Lakes ecosystem brought about by non-native aquatic species. Assesses the current and future impacts on fish communities and commercial fisheries. Provides policy and research recommendations.