U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Gardein's Fishless Fish Fillet Is Pretty Legit

    Most people's idea of meat replacements extend only as far as veggie burgers and tofurky. Faux fish rarely makes the radar. After all, seafood is superhealthy, right? Who needs a substitute? Well, with restaurant fish bait-and-switch, radioactive seas, and mercury issues (not to mention overfishing ... More >>

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    December 27, 2013

    A New Suspect Behind Florida's Mysterious Bee Holocaust: The U.S. Government

    >On a gray October day in 2011, a disheveled man in a camouflage baseball cap plunged his hands into the mounds of dead bees, pulling free a handful of the corpses. "I'm a pretty tough guy, but this is heart wrenching," he said from his Brevard County bee farm. "We work really hard on these bees to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Government Shutdown: Nine Ways It Affects Restaurants and Consumers

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    Drum of Depleted Uranium Found at Opa-locka Airport

    Officials have evacuated parts of Opa-locka Airport after the discovery of an unsealed 55-gallon drum of depleted uranium was found on the premises. The drum was found near a DC-10 aircraft that was slated for demolition. Thankfully the radioactive discovery was made before the airplane was demolish ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013
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    May 23, 2013
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    May 16, 2013
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    May 14, 2013

    Burials at Sea: The Real Story Behind Miami's Craziest Van Advertisement

    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 >>

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    November 1, 2012
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    October 18, 2012
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    September 20, 2012
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    June 22, 2012

    How To Stop Wasting So Much Damn Food

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    New Dirty Dozen: Apples, Celery Most Pesticide-Contaminated. Mushrooms Okay.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    Three Miami Beaches Found With High Levels of Intestinal Bacteria: No-Swim Advisories Posted

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Palm Beach Septic Company Tricked Old People Into Buying 70 Years Worth of Toilet Paper

    ​​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Chili's Can Be Rude -- Stop Throwing Away Your Food!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Miami Ranked One of America's Most Stressful Cities

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Popular Liberty City Park Contaminated

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Marco Rubio Doesn't Understand How Grass Works

    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 >>

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    January 7, 2010
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    October 21, 2009

    Dole Won't Pay Nicaraguan Banana Workers $97 Million

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    Will There Be Any Miamians in Obama's Administration?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    Environmental Dunces

    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 >>

  • Dining

    August 14, 2008

    Bottled Water Gets the Boot

    As containers and costs mount, tap water is the rule in eateries.

  • News

    March 20, 2008

    Poisoned Well

    What was contaminating our drinking water? Who knows - Dade officials stopped looking.

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2008
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    January 25, 2008

    Sushi Advisory

    This past October, The New York Times purchased tuna sushi from 20 restaurants and markets in New York City and subjected the samples to laboratory tests. The startling results were reported yesterday: Mercury levels of tuna from Nobu Next Door, Sushi Seki, Sushi of Gari, Blue Ribbon Sushi, and Gour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2007

    Keep Banning Those Bags

    The tide may be turning: Wal-Mart has recently announced that it will offer customers reusable bags made from recyclable materials. And, want more evidence that plastic is bad for marine mammals? Just ask Pamela Sweeney of the Marine Animal Rescue Society here in Miami. She missed the deadline for ... More >>

  • News

    April 26, 2007

    A Rising Tide

    A UM scientist and global warming pioneer warns the muckety-mucks

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    June 5, 2003

    Beneath the Pink Underwear

    Water pollution is more serious than the WASD plan would have you believe

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    December 28, 2000

    Vox Populi

    Opposition to developing an airport in Homestead continues to grow

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    November 23, 2000

    Collision Course

    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.

  • News

    October 5, 2000

    Deep Well Infection

    A sordid tale about breaking rule number one: Don't shit where you drink

  • News

    March 19, 1998
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    February 5, 1998

    What Are a Few Toxins Among Friends?

    Environmentalists can't understand why the EPA would remove the Munisport dump from the Superfund list

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    September 4, 1997
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    June 12, 1997

    "It'll Never Get Off the Ground"

    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

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    March 27, 1997
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    March 20, 1997

    Goo Grief

    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

  • News

    September 5, 1996

    Why Recycle?

    It feels good to do it. But recycling doesn't always save money or protect the environment.

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    May 30, 1996
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    January 25, 1996

    Putting the Country in Country Club

    What better place than a golf course to hold an environmental conference?

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    January 25, 1996


    Toxic sewage spawns swamp monsters; officials say no cause for alarm

  • News

    March 2, 1995

    Here' s Looking At You

    Airport officials want to clarify those warning signs about lead in the drinking water at MIA: Never mind! Just ignore 'em!

  • News

    January 26, 1995

    The Million-Dollar Flush

    At last an agreement between the county and the feds over Dade's sewage mess. The price could make you gag.

  • News

    December 1, 1993

    Toxic Runways

    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.

  • Culture

    July 14, 1993

    Footlights and Fancy-Free

    Theatre League of South Florida

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    March 31, 1993


    If you think Dade County is a filthy mess now, just wait till you're drowning in it

  • News

    January 6, 1993

    Waste Erased

    Scientist Brian LaPointe wants to tame the sugar barons, corner the cat food market, and solve the sewage problems of the Florida Keys

  • News

    October 2, 1991

    Nobody Nose the Trouble I've Seen

    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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