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  • News

    September 6, 2012

    Illegal Cambodian Weed Sales: Authorities Are Clueless

    The invasive plant water spinach is banned in some states — and essential to Asian cooking. In a small village outside Houston, relocated Cambodians are growing and selling it across state lines, hoping to get rich.

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Local Fruit: The Secret Ingredient For a Perfect Batido

    All photos by Emily CodikI've had my share of batidos. Growing up in the Dominican Republic, my mother would always whip up thick shakes with produce from her favorite street-side fruit carts. She'd add the fruit, milk and ice to a blender and serve a simple, yet delicious, batido. The chilled drink ... More >>

  • News

    February 17, 2005


    Seaquarium stonewalls about the health and well-being of Lolita the orca

  • News

    April 29, 2004

    The Greenpeace Effect

    Environmental advocates claim they just want loggers to play by the rules. But Brazilian mahogany barons, local lumber lords, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Port of Miami all want these tree-huggers stopped

  • News

    September 26, 1996

    Getting Wasted at 35,000 Feet

    Airlines that service Miami International Airport throw away up to 600 uneaten meals every day

  • News

    October 5, 1995

    Lather Not

    At the urging of dolphin activist Russ Rector, Paul Mitchell Systems tells Miami Seaquarium, "You're all wet!"