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Environmental Issues and Protection

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    April 10, 2014
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    December 27, 2013

    A New Suspect Behind Florida's Mysterious Bee Holocaust: The U.S. Government

    >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 >>

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    November 22, 2013

    Toxic Ash Closes Douglas Park

    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 >>

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    October 31, 2013
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    August 28, 2013

    Firm That Scammed Federal Government Vying For Important Miami-Dade Sewage Contract

    A Colorado-based company vying for a lucrative contract to oversee Miami-Dade County's multi-billion dollar sewer system renovation projects admitted it defrauded the federal government earlier this year. Back in March CH2M Hill and one its subsidiaries agreed to pay $18.5 million in civil fines and ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013
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    December 6, 2012
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    October 22, 2012

    Health Department Study Finds No Cancer Cluster In Northwest Miami

    The Miami-Dade County Health Department has officially released its findings on the cancer scare in northwest Dade: There's no cluster in Broadmoor, they say."We have not found or identified a cluster," says Lillian Rivera, the Health Department's administrator. "Based on the incidence and methodolo ... More >>

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    October 16, 2012

    Poisoned: A New Times Investigation Into a Neighborhood's Toxic History and Cancer Scare

    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 >>

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    August 30, 2012
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    August 30, 2012
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    July 26, 2012
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    July 26, 2012
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    February 24, 2012

    Miami Port Deep Dredge Gets Green Light in Tallahassee, Environmentalists Outraged

    ​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 >>

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    February 10, 2012

    Mastermind 2012 Honorable Mention: Jonathan David Kane

    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 >>

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    December 6, 2011

    Port of Miami's 2035 Master Plan Includes Manatee-Displacing Mega-Yacht Marina, Hotels

    Like it or not, the Port of Miami is in for some major changes​If 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 >>

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    July 11, 2011

    Popular Liberty City Park Contaminated

    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 >>

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    May 25, 2011

    Miami Shipper Antillean Marine Charged With Oil Pollution

    via Wikimedia CommonsIt was like this, except the birds were alive and probably not covered in oil.​Miami River shipping company Antillean Marine has been charged with knowingly dumping oil into U.S. waters, then falsifying its records to omit the offense, which could cost them more than $1.5 mill ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    Oil Reportedly Washes Up on Key Biscayne

    ​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.

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    March 25, 2011

    Acqua Four Season's Earth Hour Dinner Offers Romance With a Cause

    Image by Wovoc​Earth 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 >>

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    June 17, 2010
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    June 3, 2010
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    May 18, 2010

    Miami Has Some of the Most Polluted Soil in the World

    ​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 >>

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    April 22, 2010

    Four Tips To Eat Greener This Earth Day

    commons.wikimedia.org​ On this the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Short Order asked four locals for tips on eating greener. And no, it doesn't involve remodeling your kitchen to make it eco-friendly, though that would be nice. Here's what they had to say.

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    April 8, 2010
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    April 8, 2010
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    April 1, 2010

    Google Earth Used to Help Make Arrest in Florida

    ​If you watch CSI: Miami, you might be under the impression that Miami-Dade has the most tech-savvy crime fighters in the state. You might be wrong. A Santa Rosa County deputy used Google Earth to help track down a man and make an arrest.The crime isn't nearly as interesting as the police work, th ... More >>

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    March 16, 2010

    Cocaine Blamed for Global Warming

    British Models: Your Government is concerned that your love of cocaine is killing trees, and then what will you dry hump in black lingerie?​Those of us who like to "ski" might be making it harder for those of us who want to, you know, actually ski. Apparently, members of the British Parliament are ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009

    News Roundup

    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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    October 2, 2008

    Bless the Beasts

    Miami celebrates all creatures great and small.

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    April 17, 2008

    Fix The Green, Love The Green

    Get off your butt, you lazy environmentalists!

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    June 21, 2007

    Clever Green

    Florida is starved for electricity. Some eco-renegades are growing their own.

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    September 7, 2006
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    December 16, 2004
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    October 10, 2002

    The Big Cypress Deal

    The cover story is conservation, but the Bush boys have their hands in the taxpayers' pockets again

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    June 14, 2001

    Shadow Dwellers

    Is Miami-Dade County Manager Steve Shiver a lying little weasel? Absolutely, absolutely.

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    March 2, 2000

    A Fine Mess

    Georges William was fined $500 because his name was found in a pile of illegally dumped trash. Then New Times showed up.

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    July 1, 1999

    Swamp and Circumstance

    Planners hope the Natural System Model can help restore the Everglades. But will it survive politics?

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    June 4, 1998

    Talking Turkey Point Blues

    The feds want to know: Is a proposed airport too close to Turkey Point?

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    March 26, 1998

    Giving New Meaning to the Word Trashman

    A former top official at the Department of Environmental Resources Management is under criminal investigation for illegal dumping

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    January 29, 1998

    Place Your Seatbacks in the Upright Position and Prepare for Meltdown

    The busy new Homestead airport will be just five miles from Turkey Point

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    September 4, 1997
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    February 6, 1997

    Into the Wild White Yonder

    Hot off the press: A newsletter to entice blacks into the outdoors

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    August 29, 1996

    Where's the Beach?

    The true story behind the beach erosion explosion is politics as usual

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    April 18, 1996
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    April 18, 1996

    Such a Deal!

    The Old South Dade Dump is an open-air museum of pollution history -- and it's all ours

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    November 2, 1995

    Did You Sully That Gully?

    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

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    January 26, 1995

    The Million-Dollar Flush

    At last an agreement between the county and the feds over Dade's sewage mess. The price could make you gag.

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    July 20, 1994

    From Sassy to Tallahassee

    A brash young environmental administrator is handed a pay cut and a ticket on a fast train out of South Florida

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    January 6, 1993

    Waste Erased

    Scientist Brian LaPointe wants to tame the sugar barons, corner the cat food market, and solve the sewage problems of the Florida Keys

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