It's not always easy to be meat-free in Miami. Heck, half the city's bread is infused with lard. But thanks to a progressive mayor and a dedicated volunteer, vegetarianism just got a major boost with the City of South Miami's Meatless Monday resolution. In official language, it's "in support of co ... More >>
When Lokal Burgers & Beer opened just before Christmas 2011, Matt Kuscher had a vision of serving "clean" proteins and produce sourced from local purveyors. Now, nearly two years later, Kuscher's restaurant is one of the most popular in Coconut Grove, with a loyal clientele that comes for a good bu ... More >>
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 >>
War isn't funny. Neither are Planet Earth's environmental woes. But this Veteran's Day weekend on November 9 and 10, the Friends of Nature Music Festival (AKA FONFEST) will descend upon Virginia Key Beach Park in the hope of making Miami laugh and dance and be merry. That's right -- these Friends ... More >>
Invasive species are destroying our wildlife and local habitats. The biggest reason these transported critters do such damage is that they have no natural predators in our environment, but is that really the case? We can't discount the predator of all predators: Humans! It's time to eat the enemy. ... More >>
This much is clear: Miami's sewers are deteriorating, and millions of gallons of wastewater are polluting Biscayne Bay. The county has proposed a $1.5 billion fix, but one local environmental group has now filed suit in federal court to stop the plan.Key Biscayne resident Judi Koslen and the environ ... More >>
Judi Kolson used to love paddling the waters of Biscayne Bay until a recent outing allegedly gave her a leg infection after her skin came into contact with contaminated water. Now, the breast cancer survivor from Key Biscayne won't jump back into the ocean.In an affidavit filed in Miami federal cour ... More >>
Read "Hialeah Residents Claim Local Recycling Plant Is Causing Increased Rates Of Cancer"Today, the Miami-Dade County Commission will vote on a resolution on whether to investigate a potential cancer cluster in Hialeah along NW 36th Avenue. Residents have pointed fingers at nearby King Metal Recycli ... More >>
The fight over Biscayne Bay is heating up.Environmentalists who have sued to stop the Port of Miami's Deep Dredge have adopted a new tactic: a public appeal for sympathy -- and funds -- to stop the controversial project. Meanwhile, a bill is barreling through the Florida Senate that will force a ... More >>
The Port of Miami's much-debated "Deep Dredge" will be delayed for months -- possibly years -- as a Tallahassee judge hears arguments for and against the project this August.Port officials tell Riptide that they are optimistic the project will still be completed on time. But a lawyer representing en ... 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 >>
Environmentalists are suing to stop a $150 million dredging project from tearing up Biscayne BayFaced with up to two years of underwater blasting that they say will forever scar Biscayne Bay, local environmentalists played their last card yesterday to stop the Port of Miami "Deep Dredge" project: Th ... More >>
Democratic Senate Candidate Kendrick Meek has declined the endorsement of influential environmental group the Sierra Club by basically claiming that he's greener than them. What's got Meek so mad? Well, the group made a joint endorsement throwing their support behind Charlie Crist as well.
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 >>
A rendering of the new, eco-friendly Chicken Kitchen. Chicken Kitchen founder and CEO Christian Mahe de Berdouare was named Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year in the Consumer Goods and Retail category. Each year, the award recognizes businesspeople who demonstrate extraordinary success ... More >>
We don't like to print out direct plugs for businesses, but free chocolates on Earth Day? Damn! Plus Romanicos makes great chocolate.
Even if Jack Johnson's mellow, acoustic slices of unbridled happiness aren't for everyone, at least when he comes to Cruzan Amphitheatre August 26 as part of his just-announced U.S. tour, he won't be screwing with our lungs. (We have a feeling that Lady GaGa fans will need more of a consolation afte ... 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 >>
Check out this new video from the Renegades of Noise. They are The Adjective Noun and Fuck w/ Audio performing together in what they call an "off the grid noise concert in the woods of Fort Lauderdale Broward County, Florida 0% carbon emissions / zero carbon footprint."Warning, mute the audio out ... More >>
As containers and costs mount, tap water is the rule in eateries.
Carlos Lastres is a Miami native with one of the neatest jobs Downtown. His recently launched enterprise, Go Green Pedicabs, brings to Miami a service that is increasingly prevalent in hip cities around the world. The pedicab, a tricycle carriage way more posh than your hackneyed rickshaw, can take ... More >>
The Green Living and Energy Education Expo hits Key West.
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 >>
And mama needs a massage, stat!
The thought of sudsing up next to the guy lurking behind the paper stacks may make one a bit squeamish. But at least the dude scanning your ballpoint pens will smell fresh as a daisy. As part of a pitch to become Miami’s first retail building stamped with a U.S. Green Building Council seal, plan ... More >>
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