Dade's Department of Environmental Resources Management

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    November 7, 2013
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    November 5, 2013

    Du Pont Mansion in Coconut Grove Is Buried in Poison

    At the end of a leafy, dead-end street in Coconut Grove, past actor Christian Slater's new digs and the sprawling grounds of Hollywood director David Frankel's home, sit mounds of rubble. Just a few days ago, this was one of Miami's grandest, most envied private homes: the five-acre, 26,000-square-f ... More >>

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    June 11, 1998
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    March 12, 1998

    Shape Up and Ship Out

    It's an eyesore and a hazard and its owner has thumbed his nose at everyone. Yet you may pay good money for it.

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    November 20, 1997

    Loads of Dirty Laundry

    Bounced checks, phony documents, multiple bankruptcies, countless lawsuits, burned business partners, and an army of avenging attorneys might discourage most entrepreneurs. But as far as Mohamed Ibrahim is concerned, it all just comes out in the wash.

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    September 25, 1997

    Urban Shipwreck, Part 2

    The further misadventures of the Rex Bear -- or what's left of it

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    March 20, 1997

    Goo Grief

    There's a million cubic yards of toxic sludge on the bottom of the Miami River and you may as well get used to it

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    February 13, 1997

    How Green Is Too Green?

    Bulldozers. Pesticides. Fertilizers. If you live in South Florida, golf's threat to the ecosystem might get you teed off.

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    August 1, 1996

    Playing With Fire

    That roaring inferno you see was started intentionally, and if it can be kept under control, it'll do more good than harm

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    March 28, 1996
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    March 16, 1995

    Bad to the Bone

    It's sad when a manatee dies because of a careless boater. What took place on Watson Island went beyond sad.

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    December 1, 1993

    Toxic Runways

    Years of neglect have poisoned the land and contaminated the water under Miami International Airport. Investigators are just now beginning to grasp how bad it is. It's very bad.

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    July 8, 1992

    Ah, Wilderness!

    Amid the rustle of the Australian pines on Beer Can Island, you might just hear the song of that rare bird, environmentalist compromisensis