A month ago, state regulators raised the alarm over silt from the Deep Dredge killing Miami corals. Now the feds are stepping in as well. According to documents obtained by New Times, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued a scathing set of recommendations for saving endange ... More >>
>On a gray October day in 2011, a disheveled man in a camouflage baseball cap plunged his hands into the mounds of dead bees, pulling free a handful of the corpses. "I'm a pretty tough guy, but this is heart wrenching," he said from his Brevard County bee farm. "We work really hard on these bees to ... More >>
Miami-Dade's newest toxic playground is the City of Miami's Douglas Park. City of Miami officials say arsenic, lead, barium and other hazardous substances have been found at levels far above the threshold considered safe for human exposure. The park will be fenced off and closed to all visitors, s ... 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 >>
Last month, the Miami-Dade County Commission quietly passed a terrifying-sounding resolution, voting to ask health officials to travel to the small neighborhood of Broadmoor in Northwest Dade to investigate whether a recycling plant had caused a cancer cluster. Residents there made frighte ... More >>
Carlos Lopez-Cantera is having a helluva week in Tallahassee. On Monday, the Miami-based state rep requested an amendment to Florida law so that the City of Miami wouldn't have to pay taxes on the new Marlins Stadium parking garages -- never mind that such an exemption is probably unconstitutiona ... More >>
Miami New Times' Mastermind Awards honors the city's most inspiring creatives. This year, we received more than 150 submissions, which our staff narrowed to an elite group of 30. We'll be profiling our honorable mentions, and eventually the finalists, in the weeks to come. This year's three Mastermi ... More >>
There aren't any caviar bars in Coral Gables, but Rachel Dominguez is changing that when on January 28 she opens The Dome Bar and Lounge on Miracle Mile in the heart of The City Beautiful. Other than The Restaurant in Setai Hotel in Miami Beach, The Dome will be the only caviar bar in Miami- ... More >>
Like it or not, the Port of Miami is in for some major changesIf you thought the Port of Miami's deep dredging project was controversial, get a load of this.Riptide has obtained a copy of the port's 2035 Master Plan. It calls for adding three new cruise ship berths, a mega-yacht marina near downt ... More >>
By Theo Karantsalis If your child has visited a popular Liberty City park, the county suggests a lead poisoning test may be in order. Lead levels that are more than 200 percent higher than normal have been found at the 6.5-acre Olinda Park at 5100 Northwest 21st Ave., according to the Env ... More >>
Just a year after the BP oil disaster in the Gulf and just in time for Earth Day there are reports of oil washing up on the beach at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park in Key Biscayne. Oil has also been spotted on the shores of John U. Lloyd Beach State Park in Dania Beach.
Image by WovocEarth Hour 2011 is this Saturday, March 26 at 8:30 p.m. This global event started in Sydney, Australia in 2007, and has become the biggest display of climate activism worldwide. Hundreds of million people across 128 countries joined in the movement last year.It is difficult to imagi ... More >>
Will Miami ever have a sensible, convenient and popular public transport system? Not any time soon, but a lot of us have cars, so who cares? Well, the very soil under your feet cares. A new study out of the University of Florida finds that urban Miami has some of the most polluted soil in the wor ... 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 >>
The suspected Cat Killer has received numerous threats, forcing police to investigate them. [CBS4]Meanwhile, the Miami Herald and CBS4 won their crusade to have the kid's arrest affidavit unsealed -- kinda. It'll be released in July. [CBS4]Adam Kaufman, the Aventura developer accused of killing ... More >>
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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 >>
Get off your butt, you lazy environmentalists!
Last week Forbes magazine named Miami the cleanest city in America. Yeah, I scoffed too. And so did most people commenting on the Forbes.com article. The study gave the most weight to air pollution and ozone levels, followed by lesser factors like water quality and per-capita spending on cleanup ... More >>
Party in the name of environmental protection!
The tide may be turning: Wal-Mart has recently announced that it will offer customers reusable bags made from recyclable materials. And, want more evidence that plastic is bad for marine mammals? Just ask Pamela Sweeney of the Marine Animal Rescue Society here in Miami. She missed the deadline for ... More >>
Don't let it come to this, people Ever been told you have an uncanny knack for picking up trash? Now’s your chance to put your talents to good use and join the thousands of volunteers expected to gather at coastlines worldwide tomorrow in celebration of the 22nd Annual International Coastal Cle ... More >>
Florida is starved for electricity. Some eco-renegades are growing their own.
Cause good planets are hard to find
Holy environmental building, Batman! Miami remains one of the last places on earth to disdain pretty much any form of environmentalism. There seems to be an unspoken equation here that goes something like this: alternative energy recycling = Fidel. The equation may be changing. Plans are ... More >>
The cover story is conservation, but the Bush boys have their hands in the taxpayers' pockets again
Is Miami-Dade County Manager Steve Shiver a lying little weasel? Absolutely, absolutely.
Georges William was fined $500 because his name was found in a pile of illegally dumped trash. Then New Times showed up.
The race to develop Virginia Key is missing only one itsy-bitsy thing: Public input
Small, independent garbage haulers have always had to battle the big companies, but now they have a new foe: the City of Miami
A former top official at the Department of Environmental Resources Management is under criminal investigation for illegal dumping
The busy new Homestead airport will be just five miles from Turkey Point
Hot off the press: A newsletter to entice blacks into the outdoors
The true story behind the beach erosion explosion is politics as usual
The Old South Dade Dump is an open-air museum of pollution history -- and it's all ours
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
At last an agreement between the county and the feds over Dade's sewage mess. The price could make you gag.
A brash young environmental administrator is handed a pay cut and a ticket on a fast train out of South Florida
Scientist Brian LaPointe wants to tame the sugar barons, corner the cat food market, and solve the sewage problems of the Florida Keys