It's been nine years since the double-whammy of Katrina and Wilma walloped Miami, and the Magic City has coasted through every hurricane season since without a scratch. Most weather experts have predicted more of the same this year, with another strong El Niño system tamping down tropical storms. ... More >>
As we all know, a big part of Miami as we know is in danger of being underwater sometime in the near future. The science is indisputable at this point, but right wingers are struggling to deal with how to handle this. Well, Marlo Lewis, a Fox News contributor and senior fellow of the fossil fuel-fun ... More >>
Today is Earth Day, 24 hours when we all pause to consider how best to reduce that nasty number known as our carbon footprint. But what to do? Should we all drive Smart Cars? Recycle our Bud Light cans? Set Miami's collective A/C at 80 degrees? Actually, going meatless is the best thing any of us c ... More >>
How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce became the greatest (bumbling) enemy of America.
Have you ever shared your name with a Hurricane? It makes for a rather odd week when Hurricane [Your Name] is churning toward Florida and threatening to destroy it. Well, environmental advocacy group 350.org has come up with a new way to name Hurricanes that would spare people who happened to be nam ... More >>
You know what's hard? Farming. I'm not talking big-time farming. You know the kind: colossal tractors, measurements in acres, intricate irrigation systems. Nope, I'm talking about the small stuff. Farms where growers bend over tiny plots of earth, plant seeds, and hope for just a little bit of rain ... More >>
As Miami-Dade County moves forward with its $12.6 billion plan to fix the aging water and sewer collection system, Federal Chief Judge Frederico Moreno yesterday awarded a significant victory to the Biscayne Bay Waterkeeper, an environmental group that claims the county proposal does not address sea ... More >>
When illustrator Nikolay Lamm read a recent New York Times series on how various U.S. cities would fare with projected levels of sea-level rise from global warming, he wanted to visualize that process more clearly. So Lamm contacted Remik Ziemlinksi from Climate Central, who had helped the Time ... More >>
What's done is done. Steven Tyler cheated on Joe Perry with Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson. But "now it's time to bring rock back." And just as Tyler promised when he announced that he'd be leaving American Idol to rededicate his time to Aerosmith, the group's been "kicking some serious ass." ... More >>
"We are the most vulnerable metropolitan area in the world when it comes to sea level rise," says University of Miami professor Harold Wanless. Sitting in his office, the avuncular geologist paints a bleak picture. Global warming is a fact, and the results are already visible: hurricanes are gett ... More >>
Red areas indicate land that could be lost by 2100. Yellow areas indicate land that could be lost if sea level rise by six meters.Miami Beach will mostly be underwater in less than 90 years according to a new report out of the University of Arizona. The new reports suggest that by 2100 more than ... More >>
Former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz was noted for his strong advocacy for bicycling, and Miami Beach has just launched its Decobike bike sharing program. This all seems progressive and positive, but is it secretly part of a larger plot to erode our personal freedoms, undermine the American constitution ... More >>
In The Brave Little Toaster, the air conditioning's suicide haunted children, but was he actually doing society a favor?Perhaps no human invention has influenced the history of Miami more than air conditioning. It helped fuel our population boom, and without it, this place would be an inhospitable h ... More >>
British Models: Your Government is concerned that your love of cocaine is killing trees, and then what will you dry hump in black lingerie?Those of us who like to "ski" might be making it harder for those of us who want to, you know, actually ski. Apparently, members of the British Parliament are ... More >>
via the GuardianThe logos of all the participating papersIn advance of the Copenhagen Climate Conference, which kicked off today in Denmark, 56 papers across the globe yesterday published a front-page editorial led by the Guardian calling for international action on the global warm ... More >>
Warner BrothersThis Is Spaaaaarta Miaaaaaaaami!Remember the concept of city-states from the ancient Greek chapter of your middle school history book? When places like Athens or Sparta reigned supreme as the dominate governing, economic and cultural entity, and the concept of a central government of ... More >>
via Ybor City Stogie Yeah it's all insider baseball type stuff that most voters don't care about, but I am pretty sure Floridians didn't elect Bill Nelson on a platform of Save our Liebermans. After the weird psychodrama that has been Joe Lieberman's political life of the past few years (lossing a ... More >>
An autumnal festival flutters to Earth at Fairchild.
Miami celebrates all creatures great and small.
via Epic Self Miami may have been named by Forbes as America’s cleanest city for 2008, but that doesn’t mean we’re doing as well in urban sustainability ...yet. Sustain Lane released its survey of America’s most sustainable cities which gauges “which cities’ public transit, renewable e ... More >>
In May, we posited that southern hip-hop and Fox News share much in common. Possessing both an anti-intellectual streak and a populist one, they’re beloved by red-staters and hated on by the coastal elites, be they liberals, hipsters, Ghostface or Nas. The piece concluded: If you're still not con ... More >>
Both appeal to red-staters, and both are unfairly maligned.
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Take Back the Earth Tour
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