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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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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