Miami-Dade purchases 33 Proterra Catalyst E2 electric buses and Proterra charging systems; largest EV bus order on East Coast

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Miami-Dade, Florida, has agreed to purchase 33, 40-foot Proterra Catalyst E2 electric buses with DuoPower drivetrain technology and up to 75 plug-in Proterra chargers. With 33 electric buses and charging systems, Miami-Dade represents the largest electric bus order on the East Coast. We are looking forward to working with Proterra to deliver clean, quiet transportation to Miami-Dade. —Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez.

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Miami-Dade County orders 29 more hydraulic hybrid refuse trucks featuring Parker’s RunWise System

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Miami-Dade County, Fla., Miami-Dade’s repeat orders prove that this technology works and continues to cut costs and reduce emissions for the county. We are encouraged by the positive feedback on RunWise’s environmental and operational results from Miami-Dade, which is among more than 30 other municipalities across the US benefiting from our technology.

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New Flyer completes 1,150 mile in-service demonstration of the Xcelsior battery-electric bus for Miami-Dade Transit

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New Flyer of America, a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries, the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses and motor coaches in the United States and Canada, has completed a two-week in-service demonstration with Miami-Dade Transit of the New Flyer Xcelsior heavy-duty battery-electric XE40 transit bus. New Flyer provided Miami-Dade Transit performance reports from New Flyer Connect, a combination of onboard telematics systems used to gauge and manage operational efficiency.

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Car2go car club heads to Miami

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Yet another US city is to benefit from the rising phenomenon that is the car2go car club-this time it’s Miami. On Saturday (July 28), the East Coast city welcomed 240 smart fortwo vehicles which make up its new car club service-a flexible car hire system where customers can pay by the minute for the use [.]. smart car club smart fortwo USA

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Miami commissioner leads by example

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Some might call the idea a little insular, but no-one could accuse Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff of not practising what he preaches. Recently the commissioner urged Miami natives to ‘buy American’ and now he has traded in his foreign car - a Smart car - for a new Ford Fusion Hybrid. Tags: Ford Green cars Latest news Ford Fusion Hybrid Go Green Buy American Marc Sarnoff Miami Commissioner

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Lehr to introduce propane-fueled outboard engine at the Miami International Boat Show

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Lehr, Inc., a company that patented the use of propane canisters to fuel small engines, is introducing the first OEM marine outboard engines that run on propane. Benefits of the propane engine include: Up to 50% lower fuel cost and more cost effective to use and maintain; No gasoline polluting the water; No ethanol or fuel related issues; Zero evaporative emissions; and. No choke, no priming, no carburetor gum-up & no winterizing. The first two engines are 2.5

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Want A Brand-New 5-Year-Old Toyota Prius Hybrid? Head For Miami

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Believe it or not, the Toyota Prius has been available in the U.S. for over a decade. Aimed at a much more mainstream market than the first two generations of Prius Hybrid, the 2012 Toyota Prius Liftback, 2012 Toyota Prius V, 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid and 2012 Toyota Prius C offer the best gas mileage of any Toyota hybrid to date. But if

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Toyota’s Collaborative Safety Research Center to launch 4 new system usability research projects

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The new projects will be undertaken in partnership with University of Michigan, Miami University, University of Nebraska, Texas Transportation Institute and State Farm.

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Tesla Autopilot 8.0, 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid, V-6 TDI settlement progress: Today's Car News

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Today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk claims recently-unveiled changes to Tesla Autopilot could have prevented the fatal crash that occurred in May, the 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid crossover debuts at the 2016 Miami Auto Show, and an Audi executive claims significant progress is being made toward a settlement for V-6 TDI diesel vehicles with illegal "defeat.

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Lucid Motors opening 20 sales and service locations in N America through 2021

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Miami Studio: Located at Brickell City Centre in Miami, FL. Luxury EV maker Lucid Motors plans to open 20 retail locations—known as Lucid Studios—and service centers throughout North America by the end of 2021. Most immediately, Lucid will open Studios and service centers in the following locations: Silicon Valley Studio: Located at Lucid’s Global Headquarters in Newark, CA.

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Parker and Autocar receive follow-on order for 29 refuse trucks with RunWise series hydraulic hybrid drive system

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Miami-Dade County in south Florida has placed a follow-on order for 29 Autocar E3 refuse trucks featuring Parker Hannifin’s RunWise series hydraulic hybrid technology. Miami-Dade used funding from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to purchase 15 of the vehicles as part of the National Clean Diesel Campaign’s Emerging Technologies List.

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Forget The Tate Gallery, Artist Turns Tesla Roadster Into Moving Exhibit

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Created as part of Art Basel Miami Beach, taking place between 2-5 December, the Many would argue that the 2011 Tesla Roadster Sport 2.5 is a work of art, with its smooth lines, low profile and breathtaking performance. But one digital artist has taken the Californian electric sports car to a whole new level - by turning one into a work of art.

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Ford Study: Gas Mileage Number One Criteria For New Car Buyers

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That’s changed, according to a Ford-sponsored study into the car-buying decisions of Miami residents. Once upon a time, car-buyers looked for new cars based on the size of the trunk, the appointment of the interior and how comfortable the seats were. Gas mileage, while an influencing factor, was way down the list. According to Ford’s

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Electrify America completes first of two EV fast-charging East-West cross-country routes; second to be completed by September

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Electrify America already offers a major route covering much of the East Coast via Interstate 95 from Portland, ME to Miami, FL, and has completed a West Coast route along Interstate 5 from Seattle, WA to San Diego, CA. Electrify America has completed the installation of its first cross-country route, which allows electric vehicle (EV) drivers to travel from coast to coast using the largest open DC fast-charging network in the United States.

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Lyft partners with SIXT to expand Lyft car rental service nationwide

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Starting this August, Lyft riders in Seattle, Las Vegas, and Miami will be able to rent a SIXT car through the Rentals tab in the Lyft app. Lyft announced that, following on the success of its rental pilot in California, it is partnering with SIXT rent-a-car to expand car rentals across the US. Following this three-city launch, Lyft plans to expand to all cities within the SIXT rental network in the US in the coming months.

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Tesla Model S 'Get Amped' Tour: 5,000 Test Drives In Sight

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From Los Angeles to Toronto, from Miami to Seattle, Tesla has been taking a fleet of its new 2012 Model S sedans around the country to offer short test drives to 5,000 current depositors and potential owners. Those individuals have to be patient as the company slowly ramps up production of the all-electric luxury sport sedan, following delivery of

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At Twice the Cost of a Tesla, Who Bought $225K 2011 Chevy Volt?

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A fancy apartment in Miami Beach, aka the ground zero of the housing market? What will $225,000 buy you? How about a McLaren MP4-12C supercar, capable of 0-60mph in 3.4 seconds? Or perhaps a used luxury yacht from the auction site eBay? These are the kind of purchases most people would dream of if they had a spare $225k sitting in a bank

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Green car hire firm opens first US business

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Independent rental company, Total Auto Rent has acquire the franchise for Florida and will commence operations at both Miami international airport and down[.]. Famed for its fleet of low emission diesels and hybrids, low emission car rental firm, Green Motion is to open its first franchise in the USA. Green credentials

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World's largest solar powered boat reaches Cancun for climate change conference

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Last week they arrived in Miami for a promotional stop, and they are now in Cancun for the UN Climate Change The TÛRANOR PlanetSolar is a large 100% solar powered "multi-hull" catamaran boat that's on an around the world trip.

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Electric cars set for streets of London

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Other cities named in the preliminary calendar are Rome, Los Angeles, Miami, Beijing, Putrajaya, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. London has been chosen as one of the potential hosts of the Formula E Championship which will see an array of electric Formula cars take to the streets. The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: [.]. Latest news electric cars Formula E

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Tesla Motors Opens Chicago Store

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Since then, they have opened stores in Colorado, Monaco, Miami and now Chicago. When Tesla Motors received a cash infusion from Daimler for less than 10% of their shares, one of their objectives was to begin opening more stores in key markets around the world. Per the press release linked below, Tesla's Chicago store, located at 1053 W Grand

British Airways challenges UK universities to develop a new generation of sustainable aviation fuel; part of $400M investment from parent

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The winners will also be invited to present their pathway at sustainability events in Miami and Montreal, as well as to the executive team at British Airways and IAG, the airline’s parent company.

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World's largest solar powered boat reaches Cancun for climate change conference

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Last week they arrived in Miami for a promotional stop, and they are now in Cancun for the UN Climate Change Do you like this story? The TÛRANOR PlanetSolar is a large 100% solar powered "multi-hull" catamaran boat that's on an around the world trip.

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EPA places Parker Hannifin hydraulic hybrid technology on emerging technologies list

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Eleven trucks have been purchased by the Cities of Hialeah, Miami and Miami Dade County. Danny Diaz, Director of Fleet Management for Miami Dade County who purchased six Autocar E3 refuse vehicles equipped with the RunWise technology, said the system is currently delivering a 45% reduction in fuel consumption. RunWise features a cradle design for packaging mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical components to facilitate installation, testing, and servicing. Click to enlarge.

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World's largest solar powered boat reaches Cancun for climate change conference

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Last week they arrived in Miami for a promotional stop, and they are now in Cancun for the UN Climate Change Do you like this story? The TÛRANOR PlanetSolar is a large 100% solar powered "multi-hull" catamaran boat that's on an around the world trip.

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Academy Bus orders 6 New Flyer electric buses for Columbia University

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Utilizing almost 1,200 buses across 18 locations from Boston to Miami, the company maintains a diverse set of service in charter, commuter, and casino operations. Academy Express, LLC has awarded New Flyer a contract for six Xcelsior CHARGE battery-electric, forty-foot heavy-duty transit buses complete with three charging stations.

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Electrify America releases $300M Cycle 2 national ZEV investment plan; metro charging, autonomous charging, renewable generation

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Electrify America also will continue to invest in these Cycle 1 metros: Boston, Chicago, Denver, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland, Seattle and Washington, DC. Electrify America has released its National Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Investment Plan for Cycle 2; Cycle 2 is a 30-month investment period that begins in July 2019.

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Wärtsilä to provide engines, emissions control and navigational control for new Virgin Voyages cruise ship fleet

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Florida based Virgin Voyages’ cruise operations will commence in 2020 from Miami with the delivery of the first of these three ships. Wärtsilä has been contracted to provide a comprehensive scope of solutions for three new 2800 passenger cruise vessels being built for Virgin Voyages. The ships will be built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy.

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Autocar commercially launches E3 hydraulic hybrid refuse truck

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Commercial launch is the culmination of a testing and validation program, and follows the successful implementation of a pre-production E3 fleet that is in service in the greater Miami area. The E3 in Miami. Autocar commercially launched the E3 Advanced Series Hybrid cab/chassis at Waste Expo 2011.

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US average retail gasoline prices ended 2017 lower than they started

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East Coast (Boston, New York City, and Miami). In New York City and Miami, regular retail gasoline prices were lowest in December, but prices in Boston were lowest in January. US regular retail gasoline prices averaged $2.72 per gallon (gal) in 2018, 30 cents/gal (13%) higher than in 2017 and 57 cents/gal higher than in 2016.

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Schaeffler to show 48V mild-hybrid SUV concept at NAIAS; phase 2 of development meets 2025 CAFE

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Upcoming performances will be in Miami on March 4 and Long Beach in April 2015. At the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in January, Schaeffler will show the second phase of its concept car that meets 2025 CAFE requirements, including its mild hybridization with a 48-volt system. Earlier post.). The vehicle is based on a modern, all-wheel-drive, midsize SUV with an automatic transmission.

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Car Charging Group raises $6M

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Headquartered in Miami Beach, FL with offices in San Jose, CA; New York, NY; and Phoenix, AZ; CarCharging’s business model is designed to accelerate the adoption of public EV charging. Car Charging Group, Inc., the largest owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, closed an offering and raised net proceeds of up to $6 million with current institutional shareholders. The offering consisted of convertible preferred securities with a conversion price of $0.70

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Flying first class on a single domestic round trip can contribute more greenhouse gas emissions than a year of driving

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airline (San Francisco to Santa Rosa); the longest flight within the continental United States (Seattle to Miami); and the longest flight in the world (New York to Singapore). by Michael Sivak. This analysis examined the effect of flight distance on greenhouse gas emissions per passenger, and compared emissions from flying different distances with annual emissions from driving.

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Nissan expands “No Charge to Charge” program expands to 10 new US markets

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Miami. Nissan has expanded its “No Charge to Charge” program to 10 new markets, continuing the push to provide LEAF owners with no-cost public charging. The program offers new LEAF buyers free public charging for the first two years of ownership The 10 new markets are: Charleston, S.C. Charlotte, N.C. Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Colo. Greenville/Spartanburg/Asheville/Anderson, N.C./S.C. Jacksonville, Fla. Milwaukee. Palm Springs, Fla. Portland/Auburn, Ore. Tampa/St. Petersburg/Sarasota, Fla.

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Walmart pilot-testing grocery deliveries with Uber, Lyft and Deliv

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This is in addition to a quiet Sam’s Club pilot that started in March with Deliv involving delivery of general merchandise and grocery for business members in Miami. Walmart will begin pilot-testing a last-mile grocery-delivery test through services such as Uber, Lyft and Deliv. Walmart will start with tests of grocery delivery through Uber and Lyft in Denver and one other market.

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Hertz introduces the Tesla Model S to expanding US Dream Cars lineup

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Hertz Dream Cars, offered in 35 markets including Los Angeles, Miami and Las Vegas, include: Aston Martin V8 Vantage. The Hertz Corporation has expanded its Dream Cars offering with the introduction of the all-electric Tesla Model S in the US. With the expansion, Dream Cars consumers in select markets are now able to rent both the Tesla Model S and Tesla Roadster, along with a variety of other high-end performance vehicles, from Ferrari to Lamborghini to Porsche and Mercedes Benz.

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NRG eVgo expanding national fast charging network (corrected)

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Future expansion of the network will include major corridors, including San Diego to Seattle, and Miami to Boston. NRG eVgo, a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc. it expanding its Fast Charger network from its current 10 national markets to more than 25 over the next two years. Currently, the company has 245 fast chargers in its national network, including a mix of SAE Combo and CHAdeMO connectors. Tesla owners that buy a $500 adapter can use NRG eVgo CHAdeMO stations.).

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South Florida Communities Purchase 11 Hydraulic Hybrid Refuse Trucks with Parker Hannifin System

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The Florida communities of Hialeah, Miami-Dade County, and the City of Miami are purchasing 11 Autocar E3 refuse trucks fitted with parker Hannifin’s RunWise hydraulic hybrid technology. Earlier post.) Delivery is expected in mid-year 2010. RunWise features proprietary software that allows for seamless shifting and smoother braking, improving drivability. During a full month of testing in South Florida, the RunWise system registered a 72% improvement in fuel efficiency.

Azure Dynamics signs HEV/EV sales/service agreements with 76 additional dealerships

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Azure previously announced dealerships in major markets including Boston, Los Angeles, Edmonton, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, San Antonio and Toronto. Azure Dynamics Corporation has signed agreements with 76 additional dealerships to represent Azure’s products including the Transit Connect Electric and the Balance Hybrid Electric in key markets across North America. The new agreements bring the total number of dealerships in the Azure program to 103.

Parker Hannifin and Autocar Deliver Hydraulic Hybrid Refuse Vehicles to Florida Communities

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Parker Hannifin Corporation, in partnership with Autocar, delivered hydraulic hybrid refuse vehicles to three South Florida municipalities ( earlier post ): City of Miami, the City of Hialeah, and Miami-Dade County. The Parker RunWise hydraulic hybrid system features a cradle design for packaging mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical components. Click to enlarge.

BIRD Energy to invest $6.4M in Israel-US projects; biomass, fuel cells, natural gas, water-energy nexus and energy efficiency technologies

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Miami Beach, FL) will develop and demonstrate boosting EV charging through energy storage system. The US Department of Energy (DOE), Israel’s Ministry of Energy (MoE) along with the Israel Innovation Authority have selected seven clean energy projects to receive $6.4 million under the Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Energy program. The total value of the projects is $15.4 million, which includes $9 million of cost share from the companies selected for funding.

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Valeo Cruise4U car sets off on 13,000-mile partially automated drive across US

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In partially automated driving mode, the trip will include stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Seattle, Chicago, Detroit, Boston, New York, Miami, San Antonio and San Diego. Valeo’s Cruise4U partially automated car, previously demonstrated at CES in Las Vegas in January 2016, set off from San Francisco on a 13,000-mile road trip around the US that is scheduled to conclude back in San Francisco on 15 September.

We Are ALL Tongan

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The same sea level rise that will be coming to our Southern California beaches, to the bays of San Francisco, to New York City, to Miami, to the Gulf Coast states, has already arrived in Tonga and has already forced some of Tonga’s South Pacific neighbors to abandon their homeland of the past three centuries. The idyllic island kingdom of Tonga.

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