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Alex Harris - Miami Herald staff writer

Miami Herald staff writer

Alex Harris covers climate change for the Miami Herald, including how South Florida communities are adapting to the warming world. She attended the University of Florida.

  1. Tourists walk past debris littering the street after Hurricane Zeta's landfall in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, early Tuesday. Zeta is leaving Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula on a path that could hit New Orleans Wednesday night.
  2. President Donald Trump speaks on the environment at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Jupiter, Fla
  3. Flooding from an October king tide in Miami Shores fills streets, sidewalks and driveways at its peak.
  4. Gov. Ron Desantis announced a plan to buy 20,000 acres of land in the Everglades currently slated for oil and gas drilling from the Kanter family this year, Florida’s largest land acquisition in a decade.
  5. Daryle Prager, 81, stands at the highest point this year’s King Tides reached in her waterfront yard in Surfside. She said she doesn’t have much time before the water reaches her home, so she’s forced to sell the house.
  6. Motorists head north of Key Largo on U.S. 1, in anticipation of Hurricane Irma on Sept. 6, 2017.  Keys officials announced a mandatory evacuation Wednesday for visitors, with residents being told to leave the next day. [Associated Press]
  7. This is a king tide at the Key Largo Kampground & Marina in Key Largo. (Photo by Nancy Snyder)
  8. Maintainers prepare KC-135s refueling planes to be evacuated from MacDill Air Force Base in August. A new study predicts MacDill and other Florida bases will experience a sharp rise in the number of days when the heat index tops 100 degrees Fahrenheit, making it unsafe to be outside for extended periods.
  9. Flood-elevation requirements for permanent Florida Keys homes could mean local ‘tiny homes’ wind up with more square footage than most of the diminutive domiciles.
  10. Water from heavy rain floods a driveway in August on Snell Isle Boulevard NE in St. Petersburg.  ALLIE GOULDING   |   Times
  11. Golfers practice at the Miami Beach Golf Club at 2301 Alton Road, on Sept.18.
  12. Signage is erected for the upcoming Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by ABC on the campus of Texas Southern University, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
  13. Friends and family mourn Zion Smith, the 8-year-old girl who fell to her death aboard a Carnival cruise in Miami this weekend. [Image from Facebook]
  14. Gina Alexis, center, mother of 14-year-old Nakia Venant, who livestreamed her suicide on Facebook, pauses as she talks about her daughter during a news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, in Plantation. Nakia Venant's suicide is at least the third to be livestreamed nationally in the last month. [Associated Press]
  15. Among items posted on Facebook was a haunting text message exchange involving Naika Venant, who hanged herself at a Miami Gardens foster home while live-streaming on Facebook.