So You Think You Know Solar?

Love this solar quiz from The Climate Reality Project. Fifteen questions about the history and technology of solar energy. I consider myself to be relatively knowledgeable on this topic, yet missed quite a few of the answers. Question #2, in particular, surprised me. Solar energy is the most abundant energy source on the planet. In

#ShareATree with the Arbor Day Foundation & NBCUniversal

I love this idea!  #ShareATree on social media and the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with NBCUniversal, will plant 25,000 trees in hurricane-devastated areas of Texas and Florida. (What about Puerto Rico?) Spread the word to plant trees There are 4 images to choose from, each with a different fact about the benefits of trees. Share the

Canada launches Smart Cities Challenge

On November 23, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities officially announced the Smart Cities Challenge. The challenge is open to all communities in Canada, including “municipalities, regional governments and Indigenous communities (First Nations, Métis and Inuit). The Challenge encourages communities to adopt a smart cities approach to improve the lives of their residents through innovation, data

Which Ice Sheet Will Flood Miami?

There is a general consensus among Earth scientists that melting of land ice greatly contributes to sea-level rise (SLR) and that future warming will exacerbate the risks posed to human civilization. As land ice is lost to the oceans, both the Earth’s gravitational and rotational potentials are perturbed, resulting in strong spatial patterns in SLR,

Green Drinks Miami at the Miami Seaquarium – December 7

Join GreenDrinks.org for Green Drinks on Thursday, December 7th at 6:30 PM at Miami Seaquarium! Theme: The Marine Urban Ecology of Miami: Resilience, Adaptation, Conservation, and Restoration During this month’s Green Drinks we will be collaborating with Rescue a Reef Program, Shark Research at University of Miami and The Coral Reef Futures Lab to feature

Volunteer EcoAction Days in December

Connect with nature and get down and dirty at one of our monthly volunteer days! Join our naturalists in restoring the park and its natural areas with projects that include weed/invasive exotic vegetation removal, planting, mulching, and garbage clean-up. This program meets at the park Nature Center; please bring comfortable closed-toe shoes, insect repellent, work

Mr. Skink Goes to Washington

The Center for Biological Diversity is raising the alarm for the Florida Keys Mole Skink. The pink-tailed lizard lives along the shoreline in the lower Florida Keys. It is threatened with extinction by climate-induced sea level rise and encroaching development. Center for Biological Diversity is Suing to protect the Florida Keys Mole Skink Last Monday,

Solar Glass + Solar Rooftops = 100% Electrical Power

Or very nearly so, according to Richard Lunt at Michigan State University. With 5 – 7 billion square meters of glass surface, researchers estimate that “transparent solar technologies have the potential of supplying some 40 percent of energy demand in the U.S.” and a similar potential for rooftop solar energy production. Lunt, the Johansen Crosby

Frost Science Museum Awarded Grants Aimed at Improving Miami’s Coastal Resilience

Frost Science was just selected by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Wells Fargo as one of eight non-profit organizations nationwide to receive a grant aimed at increasing community capacity to plan and implement coastal resilience projects and improve the ability of urban coastal communities to adapt to sea level rise. Resilient Communities 2017