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 >>
For years, Deep Dredge proponents have promised that the $220 million project wouldn't kill off Biscayne Bay wildlife. Corals would be removed from harm's way, they claimed, and water quality would be closely monitored. Like the massive dredge barges themselves, however, those promises appear to be ... More >>
Two years ago, environmentalists desperately tried to derail the Deep Dredge. They claimed the $2 billion plan to deepen the Port of Miami would kill wildlife in Biscayne Bay, so they sued to stop it. But when a bevy of state agencies lined up against them -- threatening dredge opponents with outrag ... More >>
Ever since Florida's Department of Environmental Protection retook control of the shuttered Coconut Grove Playhouse last year, the storied structure has been left to rot. And until the state closes a deal with Florida International University, Miami-Dade County, and Gablestage to open a new theater ... 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 >>
Tallahassee lawyer Stephen R. Andrews has been a pain in Gov. Rick Scott's ass since before he took office. Before Scott won the governor's race, Andrews filed a lawsuit alleging that his ties to Solantic -- the medical firm that would reap a profit bonanza from the drug testing Scott wants to fo ... 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 >>
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 >>
Past dredge work near the Port of MiamiUnlike the giant, post-Panamax freighters that might never arrive, the deep dredging of the Port of Miami approaches with near certainty. Florida Gov. Rick Scott has promised funds, regulators have given a green light, and a Brazilian construction company ha ... 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.
A bizarre incident this morning involving a Florida Department of Environmental Protection officer and an apparently naked suspect ended up with the officer taking bullets to his hand while the au natural suspect was Tasered.
via wikkimediaLiza Minnelli performed there once upon a time.South Florida needs some help from the Theater Gods. First, the City of Miami let a gorgeous white-pillared building called the Lyric Theater crumble to shit. Then came the curse of the Hollywood Playhouse: There were years of ownership ... More >>
1. Obama and Huckabee win Iowa Caucus – The results have pushed Obama to the front runner for the Democratic Party and demonstrated Huckabee’s appeal to conservative Christians, who launched him to the foreground in the race. 2. Miners come to the Everglades – Several mining companies have ... More >>
Rock miners are prepared to dig near the Everglades.
An alien moth munches an invasive fern into extinction
Last week's cover illustration? Disgusting!
Is Miami-Dade County Manager Steve Shiver a lying little weasel? Absolutely, absolutely.
Somehow no one noticed that a monstrous gash was illegally being dug into the bottom of Biscayne Bay
The Heat continues its disgusting betrayal of public trust with a nifty assist from spineless county commissioners
There's a million cubic yards of toxic sludge on the bottom of the Miami River and you may as well get used to it
In a popular Keys diving spot, marine researchers find two species of algae that tend to favor polluted waters
When Everglades National Park chief Dick Ring held a feel-good camp-out in the Dry Tortugas, he really toasted some people's marshmallows
What better place than a golf course to hold an environmental conference?
It's sad when a manatee dies because of a careless boater. What took place on Watson Island went beyond sad.
A brash young environmental administrator is handed a pay cut and a ticket on a fast train out of South Florida
The Dade Grand Jury scrutinizes the county's environmental attitude, and the verdict isn't very verdant
Years of neglect have poisoned the land and contaminated the water under Miami International Airport. Investigators are just now beginning to grasp how bad it is. It's very bad.