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 >>
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 >>
The worst of Tropical Storm Isaac has officially blown through the Keys and into the Gulf this morning, though its sloppy remains are still drenching Dade. Riptide's storm experts have begun tallying the damage Isaac wrought in Florida: 80,000 or so without power, minor flooding here and there, and ... More >>
Riptide's crack meteorological team has just issued this update on Tropical Storm Isaac: 09:17:00 AM EST Due to favorable wind shear and hot ocean temps, by Monday TS Isaac is expected to rage with the devastating power of ten thousand nuclear bombs. It will personally find your house, smash each in ... More >>
We're just weeks away from the start of South Florida's wet season. Which, not to bum everyone out, means it's almost time for our daily mid-afternoon rain showers. Meteorologists predict that this summer could see even more rainfall than average this year. In terms of water levels and such, that's ... More >>
Coral reefs, it's often said, are the rain forests of the ocean. But in reality, reefs around the world are disappearing even faster than the rain forests -- four times faster, in fact. The reasons are many, but not the least of which is stripping by poachers who then ship the coral to the U.S. to f ... 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 >>
Miami's least favorite time of year, Hurricane Season, kicks off officially on June 1st, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting an above average Atlantic season with as many as 18 named storms, ten hurricanes and six major hurricanes.
The Coral Morphologic guys. Magical visual manipulators of sea life Coral Morphologic, comprised of Colin Foord and Jared McKay, not only landed a spot at the Borscht Film Festival, screening their short "Man O War," but also an original soundtrack for the film by Animal Collective's Geolo ... 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 >>
via The AwlHeaded to a beach near you?The devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has concerned us, but we didn't think it would actually reach the beaches of Miami and other east coast shores. However, a University of Florida oceanographic engineer says that the east coast of Florida is at g ... More >>
Dear CNN,Please refrain from having Rick Sanchez cover natural disasters. We here in South Florida all remember his over-the-top hurricane coverage. Then when covering tsunami warnings for Hawaii he asked, "Nine meters in English is what?" Now, he does not understand volcanoes.While covering that vo ... More >>
This is the fifth in a series of articles profiling the seven finalists for the New Times' Mastermind Awards, which will be presented to four local artists during Artopia at the Freedom Tower February 11.It all started with a fish tank. Like many boys, Colin Foord had an aquarium his "whole life. ... More >>
...It's alive and well with "Mini Daddy" a.k.a. Adriansito, and his highly inappropriate mini video vixens. Even if Adrian isn't technically so "-ito," you've gotta love his utter belief that he is, after all, "el nino mas bonito, el nino mas chiquito" -- you're right, that claim doesn't make sense ... More >>
Linkin Park's Projekt Revolution tour gives back big
Florida is starved for electricity. Some eco-renegades are growing their own.
A UM scientist and global warming pioneer warns the muckety-mucks
Do your part to reduce CO2 emissions
Al Gore takes on the other imminent threat to America
The ex-vice prez sure can talk. Who knew?
Party like a pirate in the Keys
UM's Larry Brand flouts the grant system, pays the price
Biscayne National Park
Take Back the Earth Tour
A sordid tale about breaking rule number one: Don't shit where you drink
Four years ago a dangerous chemical tanker ran aground in Biscayne National Park. The salvage operation that followed would go down in history.
Atoll pool at Matheson Hammock Park
A handy guide to who's who in the name game
Creating an artificial reef is no longer a slam-dunk affair, despite an abundance of missile sites, water towers, and wanna-be philanthropists
A year after a UM research vessel ran aground on a protected reef, a persistent odor lingers
A National Marine Fisheries Service scientist hooks some big violations
Scientist Brian LaPointe wants to tame the sugar barons, corner the cat food market, and solve the sewage problems of the Florida Keys