Seemingly every discussion of Miami's recent development boom includes someone sneering, "Yeah, and all those condo lobbies will be underwater in 100 years." And every discussion of the potentially devastating effects of global warming on South Florida comes with someone quipping, "And yet they ke ... More >>
Global warming and rising sea levels could lead to some of Florida's biggest cities sitting under water. You'd think preparing for such a scenario would be at the top of the list of Florida leader's agenda. Well, for the first time since taking off Gov. Rick Scott actually had a brief meeting with ... More >>
Climate change -- the accompanying rising sea levels -- is one of the biggest issues facing Florida's future. Yet, Governor Rick Scott has done very little to address it. Well, he's finally decided to at least listen. His office announced today that he'll meet with climate change scientists later ... More >>
Global warming is a major issue these days, affecting everything from an increased possibility of death and destruction courtesy of the next killer hurricane, to the seemingly improbable winter weather that turns entire stretches of the country into a scenic panorama that suggests we're entering a n ... 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 >>
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 >>
Past dredge work near the Port of MiamiUnlike the giant, post-Panamax freighters that might never arrive, the deep dredging of the Port of Miami approaches with near certainty. Florida Gov. Rick Scott has promised funds, regulators have given a green light, and a Brazilian construction company ha ... 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 >>
Quick, what causes more heart attacks: cocaine or air pollution? It's actually air pollution, which triggers roughly five to seven percent of all heart attacks. Whereas cocaine is responsible for only 0.9 percent of all heart attacks. Of course, cocaine is much more dangerous on a personal level. ... 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 >>
The new Chick-N-Grill in Miami Lakes (15356 NW 79th Ct.) is the first restaurant in Miami to obtain a Green certification. The certifying oganization is the Green Restaurant Association, based in Boston, which advocates for environmental sustainability by promoting eco-friendly food service in ... More >>
Earth Day is coming up, and what better way to celebrate (or commiserate) with Mother Earth than by knocking back a few cocktails? Enter the Green Party. No, not that ranting, hippyish political wing of wingnut Ralph Nader's fantasies. This Green Party is held poolside on Friday nights at the Catal ... More >>
Sometimes, being environmentally conscious just seems so daunting. Where to start? Change the light bulbs, or risk a cockroach invasion by composting rotting table scraps in your humid Florida kitchen? Ride a bike and risk death on the Miami streets or buy a Prius?
Artist Xavier Cortada is bringing back the mangroves
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
Water pollution is more serious than the WASD plan would have you believe
Miami's chapter of the Audubon Society loses a leader and gains critics
Hip hip hooray. The Homestead airport is dead. For now, at least.
On one side are politicians and influential business interests. On the other are environmentalists and some very wealthy private citizens. In the middle is Homestead Air Force Base. Dead ahead: An explosive confrontation.
A sordid tale about breaking rule number one: Don't shit where you drink
Officials insist the Lake Belt created by limestone mining in Northwest Miami-Dade will be an eco-panacea. Critics say that's all wet.
A much ballyhooed petition supporting a commercial airport in Homestead appears to be a sham
One of South Florida's oldest families is nearing a come-from-behind victory in the battle for the Homestead Air Base
What happens when rich developers propose a luxury club be built on fragile Everglades wetlands? The horse manure hits the fan.
The race to develop Homestead Air Force Base could soon hit a major snag. It's called Mother Nature.
With nothing to show after four years but bitterness and bickering, the plan to turn Homestead Air Force Base into a commercial airport has gone from national model to national embarrassment
Bulldozers. Pesticides. Fertilizers. If you live in South Florida, golf's threat to the ecosystem might get you teed off.
More good news for Miami: Surfside knows the secret of good garbage
The Conch Coalition and Taras Lyssenko claimed environmentalists were out to destroy the culture and economy of the Keys. Voters listened.
If a national coalition of environmental groups has its way, Homestead Air Force Base won't be handed over to private developers just yet
It feels good to do it. But recycling doesn't always save money or protect the environment.
What better place than a golf course to hold an environmental conference?
Scaling Mount Trashmore, sorting through the clues to the mystery of everyday life
And you just might face hefty fines, thanks to the countywide crackdown on businesses and landlords that refuse to recycle
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.