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Intersection

Tackling Climate Change Through Art


Artist Mira Lehr has been making environmentally themed art for sixty years. Her Miami Studio is on the water, and with King Tides and the threat of climate change, there’s even more of a sense of urgency about her art. Lehr talks about her new exhibition, High Water Mark, opening in Orlando this weekend at the Menello Museum of American Art.
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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly: Plan Continues for Fast Electric Vehicle Chargers at each of the Florida Turnpike’s eight service plazas.


In November, Governor Ron DeSantis confirmed the state would equip each of the Florida Turnpike’s eight service plazas with fast electric vehicle chargers. Now, a matching pair of bills filed in the state House and Senate, and scheduled to be heard in January, aim to set a master plan for those stations. The Senate bill also includes a legislative declaration that electric vehicles can help reduce carbon dioxide emissions, which would help “reduce the impact of climate change” in Florida. In a masterpiece of understatement, the Senate bill says, “Climate change may have significant impacts to this state, which will require the development of avoidance, adaptation, and mitigation strategies to address these potential impacts on future state projects, plans and …
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Local and State Leaders planning to organize around climate change


For the first time, local leaders from across the region are joining in on an effort to plan for climate change. The East Central Florida Regional Resilience Collaborative is the third in the state and the nineteenth in the nation. WMFE’s environmental reporter Amy Green joined Matthew Peddie on Intersection to talk more about environmental efforts from all over the region.
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Tristram Korten (l) Amy Green & Matthew Peddie. Photo: Isaac Babcock, WMFE
Intersection

The State Of Climate Change In Florida


90.7 environmental reporter Amy Green, Florida Center for Investigative Reporting Executive Director Trevor Aaronson, journalist Tristram Korten and FIU research professor Dr. Randall Parkinson discuss the consequences of climate change here in the Sunshine State.
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