A white '80s Dodge Ram work van idles near the public boat ramp at Dinner Key Marina in Coconut Grove. The ride has no windows, giving it a Silence of the Lambs vibe. Strapped to the roof is a crude homemade sign that owner Eugene "Jobie" Steppe stenciled with a striking advertisement: "FULL BODY BU ... 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 >>
Sh*t is hitting the fan. First, there were the leaks: over 65 of them in the past two years, inundating neighborhoods across South Florida with putrid water. Then came the bill: over $1.1 billion to fix the county's aging sewage system. The crap crisis has become so bad that last week the county ann ... More >>
In a society based on oversized portions and instant gratification, it's no surprise that we waste a lot of food. But just how much we haul to the rubbish bin is nothing short of jaw-dropping. According to the EPA, food recently replaced paper as the largest single component of our nation's la ... More >>
Lettuce samples contained 78 different pesticide residues. Domestic blueberries tested positive for 42 pesticides. And 98 percent of apples were found to be contaminated by pesticides. And 92 percent of certain baby foods were pesticide-tainted. (These levels were measured in "conventional," or non- ... More >>
Enteric bacteria belongs inside your intestinal track, not in your ocean water. Three beach areas in Miami-Dade have been hit with no-swim advisories after unsafe levels of the bacteria were found in the water. The Miami-Dade County Health Department is carrying out further tests.
Did you know that the EPA can now fine you if your house's septic tank is dirty? Or that the EPA now requires toilet paper be made from synthetic materials instead of traditional wood fiber? And that the government agency is banning animal fat from soap?Actually, that's all bullshit. But ... More >>
I love free stuff, Groupon, discounts, hook ups, and so on. But my obsession with not throwing away food when there is some other use for it stems from more than the fact I like to save a little coin.Americans generate more than 34 million tons of food waste annually -- which makes it the largest pa ... More >>
Oh sure we've got decent weather and calming seas, but it's not exactly a surprise that for us living year round in Miami life can be stressful. Let's not even get started on our ridiculous traffic, horrible parking, and tanked economy. So it shouldn't be shocki ... 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 Commons user MoserB A federal agency is very against one of the things in this picture.Florida Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson have taken a stand -- keep planting grass for people to mow.The National Hispanic Landscape Alliance -- which held its first conference in March ... More >>
image via nataliemaynor flickrNo plata for the platano workers.A federal judge in Miami ruled that $97 million ordered paid by Dole Food Inc. to 150 Nicaraguan workers who claim to have suffered sterility and other injuries due to pesticide cannot be upheld in the U.S.The injuries allegedly stem ... More >>
Not only did Barack Obama pass over Manny Diaz as secretary of HUD, but also he is widely expected to name Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion as head of his newly created Office of Urban Policy, another position Diaz was considered in the running for. But with the nasty habit our most powerful l ... More >>
Soon-to-be-displaced County Commission Chairman Bruno Barreiro is no friend of the environment. The former state representative led the charge to allow developers to build beyond the county's imaginary line that stops construction from encroaching on the Everglades and environmentally sensitive land ... More >>
As containers and costs mount, tap water is the rule in eateries.
What was contaminating our drinking water? Who knows - Dade officials stopped looking.
A UM scientist and global warming pioneer warns the muckety-mucks
Water pollution is more serious than the WASD plan would have you believe
Opposition to developing an airport in Homestead continues to grow
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.
A sordid tale about breaking rule number one: Don't shit where you drink
Environmentalists can't understand why the EPA would remove the Munisport dump from the Superfund list
With nothing to show after four years but bitterness and bickering, the plan to turn Homestead Air Force Base into a commercial airport has gone from national model to national embarrassment
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
It feels good to do it. But recycling doesn't always save money or protect the environment.
City bureaucrats move into FPL's posh Miami River digs with only a milligauss or two of apprehension
What better place than a golf course to hold an environmental conference?
Toxic sewage spawns swamp monsters; officials say no cause for alarm
Airport officials want to clarify those warning signs about lead in the drinking water at MIA: Never mind! Just ignore 'em!
At last an agreement between the county and the feds over Dade's sewage mess. The price could make you gag.
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.
Theatre League of South Florida
If you think Dade County is a filthy mess now, just wait till you're drowning in it
Scientist Brian LaPointe wants to tame the sugar barons, corner the cat food market, and solve the sewage problems of the Florida Keys
Are you felled by pesticides at distances of a mile or more? Can you lobby hard for legislation? Welcome to the club.
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