As Miami-Dade County moves forward with its $12.6 billion plan to fix the aging water and sewer collection system, Federal Chief Judge Frederico Moreno yesterday awarded a significant victory to the Biscayne Bay Waterkeeper, an environmental group that claims the county proposal does not address sea ... More >>
Prepare to be dredged.After a five-month legal standoff over a controversial plan to deepen the Port of Miami using explosive charges, environmentalists have relented. Three groups opposed to the project have dropped their lawsuit in exchange for legal fees and the establishment of a $1,310,000 trus ... More >>
Remember when we bragged about how our NCAA bracket was a lock? Yeah, we may have jinxed ourselves. Both Michigan State and Florida State are out; we had them playing each other in the finals. Now Kentucky and Kansas need to lose just so we can finish in third place in our office pool. Needle ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Miami-Dade CountyWhen Lynda Bell narrowly won her county commission seat last November, the Homestead politician promised she would reform the way Miami-Dade County government operates. "I want to bring the public sector to reality, face-to-face with what the private sector deals with," she said. ... More >>
via electalisonaustin.comThe first challenger has stepped up to take on Rev. Richard Dunn, the city commissioner who, in order to get an appointment to replace the ousted Michelle Spence-Jones, promised to relinquish his seat in November. That pledge lasted all of a hot minute before Dunn c ... More >>
A UM scientist and global warming pioneer warns the muckety-mucks
Mysterious matter threatens one of the world's most important ecosystems
Getting out to look back
Photographer shares adventures
Football classic not the same
Historic graveyard tells Miami tale
Israeli slugger executes a hit
Everglades National Park
Devotees duel and dunk
A wet but not wild riverside bash
Alex Penelas learned his lesson in 1999; this year's transit-tax campaign is all below the surface
From the issue of September 27, 2001
Big dead cats in the middle of the road -- lots of them
Tropical Audubon Society
The battle over Homestead is déjà vu all over again
On one side are politicians and influential business interests. On the other are environmentalists and some very wealthy private citizens. In the middle is Homestead Air Force Base. Dead ahead: An explosive confrontation.
Authorities are in a pickle over where to dump the toxic sludge soon to be scraped from the Miami River
Letters from the issue of June 1, 2000
One of South Florida's oldest families is nearing a come-from-behind victory in the battle for the Homestead Air Base
The state once aimed to buy a big chunk of the Everglades. But that was before Dexter Lehtinen came along.
Members of the Collier family want to explore for oil in the nature preserve they helped create
Could the former Homestead Air Force Base become a launch pad for satellites? Sure -- when pigs fly.
Money from Florida's best-selling license plate was supposed to help protect the panther. Instead it's going for swamp buggies and butterfly gardens.
What happens when rich developers propose a luxury club be built on fragile Everglades wetlands? The horse manure hits the fan.
Environmentalists can't understand why the EPA would remove the Munisport dump from the Superfund list
Hot off the press: A newsletter to entice blacks into the outdoors
If a national coalition of environmental groups has its way, Homestead Air Force Base won't be handed over to private developers just yet
Put down the field glasses and close up the guidebooks. When Florida's top avian enthusiasts do battle, the feathers fly.
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
Miami Beach gets down to matters of substance and boardwalk repair
A century of messing with Mother Nature has robbed the Everglades of too much water. Now we don't even have enough for ourselves.