With Capitol Hill still locked in a debt-ceiling full nelson, President Obama offered a compromise last night on one thorny shutdown issue: States can now reopen national parks using their own money. Governors in at least four states have jumped at the offer. After all, millions of tourism dollars h ... More >>
Today, the United States Government shut down after Congress failed to reach an agreement to fund federal agencies. The first shutdown in 17 years disrupts a laundry list of federal agencies. Though essential government employees like air traffic controllers, border patrol agents and food inspector ... More >>
Luther Campbell, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke assesses his old campaign foe's sorry job performance.During almost ten months in office, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez ha ... More >>
Photo by Anais AlexandreSuch amazing colors in this luscious fruit samplerWelcome to the Garden of Eden, my friends. Or what we assume a paradisaical version of one would look like if it were a taste wonderland and located in the heart of Homestead. The 37-acre Fruit & Spice Park is truly a h ... More >>
A federal appeals court Thursday shot down a case that greatly endangered both Miami-Dade's drinking water and Everglades National Park. The three-judge panel confirmed last year's decision to side with the Sierra Club and several other groups against the Army Corps of Engineers. In 2002, th ... More >>
So, about a year ago some fisher-folk went out shark fishing in Flamingo Bay in the Everglades National Park. The crew of the boat was never heard from again, and now the FBI has arrested a group of men connected to the Governor for what they believe could be politically motivated murder.  ... More >>
In certain times and places in U.S. history, the answer to every political problem was probably "Let's get a bunch of guys with guns together and solve this." Nowadays, this idea seems to be seriously considered only in matters of Middle East diplomacy, but Florida Sen. Bill Nelson is suggesting a ... More >>
In the summer of 2005, hurricanes Katrina and Wilma laid waste to Flamingo, the only significant commercial hub of Everglades National Park. Recently, the park released a draft of its commercial services plan – the plan for rebuilding Flamingo – and the National Parks Conservation Association (N ... More >>
Welcome to the Everglades, now pay up! Everglades National Park is coming off its quietest year, in terms of visitation, for a decade. Only 954,022 people came through the gates in 2006, a drop off of almost 280,000 -- or 23 percent -- from 2005 when 1.2 million visited. What to do? Make it ... More >>
Riding off into the sunset In celebration of last Saturday night's full lunar eclipse, I joined Critical Mass Miami to ride the 16-mile loop at Shark Valley Slough in Everglades National Park. The route, it turns out, is open to the public 24/7 — if you go at night, you don't have to pay ad ... More >>
"There are plenty of white whores riding poles and collecting dollar bills in G-strings."
The past 24 months have been excruciating for Michelle Baker, a free-spirited 23-year-old from Flamingo. In 2004 Baker was diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer and began a round of debilitating chemotherapy cycles. Alone in South Florida and unable to make the drive from her home near Everglades N ... More >>
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Glades airboat guides live in limbo sixteen years after the National Park Service began buying up the swamps
Public-radio lovefest, parks and mounted police, humans as panther bait
The Bell Tolls For Spree
Frog Pond Wildlife Management Area
Loving moments at the World Series
Everglades National Park
The birds are back from the brink
They're calling the Asian snakehead "the Frankenfish"
Filmmakers Michelle Lindenberger and Katrine Weiss project a positive image of the SoBe scene
Southern Glades Trail
The state once aimed to buy a big chunk of the Everglades. But that was before Dexter Lehtinen came along.
Developers are hungrily eyeing Dade's agricultural heartland, where farmers are a dwindling breed
If county bureaucrats have their way, the venerable South Dade farmer's market will be forced to change its evil ways: No more milk shakes!
Surviving the summer swarm of mosquitoes in the Everglades takes some strong repellent and slight derangement
The once-lush urban forest is being cut down a few hardwoods at a time
If a national coalition of environmental groups has its way, Homestead Air Force Base won't be handed over to private developers just yet
The fight may be about houses in the Everglades, but the battle is about Miccosukee independence by paula park
Toxic sewage spawns swamp monsters; officials say no cause for alarm
The Miccosukee Indians' desire to build new homes pits them, once again, against the federal government
Combine three parts luck, two parts pluck, and stir at 170 miles per hour