Traces of a dozen dioxins and heavy metals been discovered in Coconut Grove's Blanche Park on Shipping Avenue. Grove residents, including children, may been exposed to the dangerous substances for years, Workers Monday began paving a parking lot, and much of the playground, which includes a dog pa ... More >>
Miami-Dade CountyWhen Lynda Bell narrowly won her county commission seat last November, the Homestead politician promised she would reform the way Miami-Dade County government operates. "I want to bring the public sector to reality, face-to-face with what the private sector deals with," she said. ... More >>
Peacock ParkRiptide has a question for all of those crazy Coconut Grovites. In the past year, what spectacular little spit of land has been used as the dumping ground for a large dead goat, the home of a five-foot-long saltwater crocodile, and a bum fort turned junkyard. The answer: the man ... More >>
Resident John Rosser raises a stink.
photo by Tim ElfrinkJohn Rosser taped this sign to his door and moved out in May. What's worse than a rotten-egg-stench-belching sewage plant in your back yard?How about an odiferous shit factory that poisons your family and leaves you with severe neurological damage? That's exactly what John Ros ... More >>
Mysterious matter threatens one of the world's most important ecosystems
"As the chair, you had the power to say something, and you didnt"
The Biscayne Aquifer is pristine no more
Will a starry-eyed proposal for renovating Monument Island burn out before its time?
After firing his gun at a police officer, Mario Barcia's life has gone from bad to wretched
Who did Mario Barcia think he was aiming at when he shot a cop?
Why would some vacant property in dirt-poor, dysfunctional Opa-Locka lead to all-out war?
Water pollution is more serious than the WASD plan would have you believe
The people of Miami take a crash course in art, parks, and democracy
Rundle, Milian, or Pizzi as state attorney in '04?
More evidence that the county's environmental guardian has abandoned his post
"Gus" Exposito played hardball in unincorporated Miami-Dade for as long as he could
Want to hear more about a plan to protect the county's water supply from contamination? Good luck.
She ran her department like a pro, but she possessed one thing Alex Penelas and Steve Shiver couldn't tolerate: Integrity
Officials insist the Lake Belt created by limestone mining in Northwest Miami-Dade will be an eco-panacea. Critics say that's all wet.
Miami-Dade County's proposal to privatize public marinas has mariners up in arms
Residents of the controversial 8 1/2 Square Mile Area fear a government conspiracy to flush them from their homes
Former DERM official David Ettman is charged and arrested for illegal dumping
When Coral Gables officials see a tiny lake in the middle of their fair city, they think ... shopping mall!
A former top official at the Department of Environmental Resources Management is under criminal investigation for illegal dumping
What happens when rich developers propose a luxury club be built on fragile Everglades wetlands? The horse manure hits the fan.
After Hurricane Andrew destroyed Susan Alberti's home, county bureaucrats stepped in to finish off what was left of her life
Creating an artificial reef is no longer a slam-dunk affair, despite an abundance of missile sites, water towers, and wanna-be philanthropists
The Old South Dade Dump is an open-air museum of pollution history -- and it's all ours
Toxic sewage spawns swamp monsters; officials say no cause for alarm
Scaling Mount Trashmore, sorting through the clues to the mystery of everyday life
They're working to make Homestead Air Force Base pollution-free, but the military wants no part of the canal that flows from the base into Biscayne Bay
Six years in the works and still controversial: Dade environmental officials submit their manatee-protection proposal
This time next year an RV campground will occupy Virginia Key. Say sayonara to one of the city's last patches of green.
Airport officials want to clarify those warning signs about lead in the drinking water at MIA: Never mind! Just ignore 'em!
So don't complain when we spill 25 million gallons of sewage onto your beaches
If you think Dade County is a filthy mess now, just wait till you're drowning in it