Jenny Staletovich, WLRN

Jenny Staletovich


Miami, FL, United States

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Past articles by Jenny:

With deadline looming, environmental groups push Florida to oppose expanding Gulf drilling

States have just over a week to weigh in on new Gulf lease sales that would open up new territory to drilling. → Read More

Federal wildlife managers are updating a plan to save the Key deer. Conservationists say it's too vague

“We need objective, measurable criteria for the key deer to be recovered,” said Jason Totoiu, a senior attorney for the Center For Biological Diversity. “These draft criteria fall short." → Read More

These hurricane flood maps reveal the climate future for Miami, NYC and D.C.

National Hurricane Center data for Miami, Washington, D.C., and New York City show development happening in at-risk areas, even as climate change brings more frequent and intense storms. → Read More

The Gulf of Mexico Loop Current could be setting up another brutal hurricane season

University of Miami Rosenstiel oceanographer Nick Shay says the Loop Current swings up from the Caribbean toward the Gulf coast like an ocean river, moving warm water hundreds of feet deep. That can help produce dangerous storms like 2018's Hurricane Michael that rapidly intensify. → Read More

Overwhelmed By All The Science Behind Climate Change? These Miami Students Are Here To Help

A group of University of Miami graduate students created the blog "Seasoned Chaos" last year to help make sense of the complicated physics behind climate change. → Read More

When It Comes To Powerful Hurricanes, Not All Sharks Are Built The Same

A University of Miami study published this month found that while other sharks flee hurricanes, tiger sharks stayed put when Hurricane Mathew pounded the Bahamas in 2016. → Read More

A Year Since The Spills: Fort Lauderdale Sewage Problems A Sign Of Infrastructure Woes For Other Coastal Cities

The maxing-out, bulging-at-the-seams, gridlock you feel on the highway — is happening underground, too. Infrastructure across the state isn't measuring up to Florida's growing population. And that's not only happening in Fort Lauderdale. → Read More

Racing The Sea: Miami Beach's Housing Crisis Worsened By Climate Change

Nonprofits and city planners are working to create more affordable housing, but they’re up against legislation that rewards rampant development. → Read More

Everglades Marshes Contain Mercury That Can Poison Birds. But There's A Fix: More Water

University of Florida scientists looked at more than 20 years of data and found nesting among egrets dropped in dry years when mercury was high. When they looked closer, they found mercury was hampering breeding . → Read More

Another Biscayne Bay Fish Kill Signals Ongoing Problems

Miami Waterkeeper received reports over the weekend of more dead fish in northern Biscayne Bay where a widespread kill in August littered shores with dead fish. → Read More

Environmentalists Thought They Stopped An Airport Near The Everglades Decades Ago. Could Amazon Put It Back In Play?

On Oct. 6, Miami-Dade commissioners are scheduled to vote on a resolution calling for a conclusion to negotiations that started in 2014. → Read More

Wading Birds Returned To Historic Everglades Nesting Grounds Last Year, But In Lower Numbers

Wading bird nesting, a measure of Everglades health, was down last year after heavy rain at the start of the dry season. But for the first time since 1986, nearly half the nesting occurred on historic nesting grounds. → Read More

Lloyd Miller, Who Helped Found Biscayne National Park, Dies At 100

Miler and a fierce band of conservationists waged a relentless battle against development in the bay to found Biscayne National Park a half century ago. → Read More

As West Nile Cases Rise In South Florida, Mosquitoes Are Getting Harder To Kill

University of Florida researchers say southern house mosquitoes spreading West Nile in South Florida have become more resistant to the chemicals being used to kill them. → Read More

Could Fish Kill In Biscayne Bay Be A Sign Of Worsening Pollution?

A recent fish kill in Miami's Biscayne Bay is raising concerns for environmental experts and advocates. → Read More

2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Now Expected To Be 'Extremely Busy'

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration upped the forecast number of storms for the 2020 season to 25, on Thursday the first time on record the → Read More

'There Was Just Turtle After Turtle After Turtle': Could Sea Turtles Be Surging In Biscayne Bay?

On a flat calm day earlier this month, Dirk Jacobs was speeding south just outside Biscayne Bay in his 22-foot bay boat when he spotted something he’d not → Read More

City of Miami Proposal For Fighting Climate Change Rattles Environmentalists

The city of Miami, among the nation’s most vulnerable to sea rise and rising temperatures driven by climate change, is reorganizing the way it fights → Read More

Beaches May Be Closed But Waters Expected To Be Busy For The Fourth

Beaches will be closed in South Florida for the Fourth of July weekend but people are still going to be on the water — on boats. From Palm Beach County to → Read More

Here's Some Of The South Florida Programs And Groups Cut In DeSantis' Budget Vetoes

In the midst of a historic economic downturn due to COVID-19, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a state budget on Monday that included over $1 billion → Read More