Global warming is a major issue these days, affecting everything from an increased possibility of death and destruction courtesy of the next killer hurricane, to the seemingly improbable winter weather that turns entire stretches of the country into a scenic panorama that suggests we're entering a n ... More >>
How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce became the greatest (bumbling) enemy of America.
On Saturday, Yanni gave the final performance of a two-day run of shows at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami. Billed as "An Evening with Yanni," there was no opener, unless you count millennia of human cultural history. Shout out to Ancient Greece. Now, he may have shaved off his famous mustache, ... More >>
So there you are, three or four tequila shots deep, grooving on the dance floor, straight gettin' it on. But then, because you're dancing in your fave pair of five-inch stilettos, your feet start throbbing. So rather than abandon your sashay -- because that would be cray -- you slip out of your heel ... More >>
As part of the global March Against Monsanto, South Floridians came out in droves to rally support for mandatory labeling Saturday. Across the world, more than 2 million protesters attended rallies in more than 400 cities, across 52 countries--a much larger turnout than initially expected. In Mia ... 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 >>
Recently, Ace Hood was back in town shooting the video for his feature on DJ Absolut's "Untouchable." And like most ballers, Ace was driving a sick whip. But what's notable is he was driving a Fisker Karma, a hybrid that can get 52 miles per gallon. Between money and marijuana, hip-hop was already ... More >>
This past weekend, the LA Times published an editorial suggesting pregnant women who adhere to a vegan diet and subsequently raise vegan children are irresponsible. The writer, Alexandra Le Tellier, was responding to the release of Vegan Is Love, a new children's book that explains and advocates a v ... More >>
Ever wonder what's in the back of all those Ryder trucks?Your tax dollars, apparently.According to a new study by Citizens for Tax Justice, the Miami-based Fortune 500 company paid -7.3 percent federal income tax from 2008-10. That's negative 7.3 percent. Kinda makes you want to torch the nearest mo ... More >>
all photos Laine Doss Forager bees coming home after collecting nectarMarcie Davis sells her local honey at the weekly Coconut Grove organic market and online. Wearing a bee necklace, she displays her wares with the smile of a mom showing what her child made in art class - local honey, bee ... More >>
So Coral Gables Commissioner Ralph Cabrera just called up to say that yesterday's post trashing his proposal to ban gasoline-powered leaf blowers in Coral Gables was unfair. He claims to have said many other more intelligent things to a reporter than, "Some people look at leaf blowers as a necess ... More >>
No amount of sharpening can save this dull blade.
Florida is starved for electricity. Some eco-renegades are growing their own.
Pesky buggers You want breast cancer? A lowered sperm count? How about Parkinson’s Disease? John Cunningham is on a one-man crusade to wake up Miamians to what he claims are the profound dangers of anti-mosquito spraying. On the website he runs out of his Kendall home, the 65-year-old former ... More >>
Could this be the next salmon?
From hear to eternity, Miami is hell on your aural health
The Bell Tolls For Spree
Ralph Nader looks at Florida and sees a decadent Democratic Party
Environmental advocates claim they just want loggers to play by the rules. But Brazilian mahogany barons, local lumber lords, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Port of Miami all want these tree-huggers stopped
UM's Larry Brand flouts the grant system, pays the price
More on Officer Trouble of Golden Beach
The cover story is conservation, but the Bush boys have their hands in the taxpayers' pockets again
Always fighting the good fight, Miami's politicians have been tireless in assisting the city's poor huddled masses
University of Miami administrators called for downfield interference
Want to hear more about a plan to protect the county's water supply from contamination? Good luck.
The battle over Homestead is déjà vu all over again
Four years ago a dangerous chemical tanker ran aground in Biscayne National Park. The salvage operation that followed would go down in history.
Somehow no one noticed that a monstrous gash was illegally being dug into the bottom of Biscayne Bay
Letters from the issue of July 13, 2000
One of South Florida's oldest families is nearing a come-from-behind victory in the battle for the Homestead Air Base
The race to develop Homestead Air Force Base could soon hit a major snag. It's called Mother Nature.
The fight may be about houses in the Everglades, but the battle is about Miccosukee independence by paula park
Friends (and Money) in High Places
In a popular Keys diving spot, marine researchers find two species of algae that tend to favor polluted waters
City bureaucrats move into FPL's posh Miami River digs with only a milligauss or two of apprehension
Ever wanted to rub out every single insect in your home? Rent a tent!
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
A century of messing with Mother Nature has robbed the Everglades of too much water. Now we don't even have enough for ourselves.
A brash young environmental administrator is handed a pay cut and a ticket on a fast train out of South Florida
It alters perceptions and skews the ability to tell right from wrong. Ultimately, it results in a dysfunctional society. But it's not a drug. It's the War on Drugs.
The Space Shuttle Is Still a Death Machine, Warns Engineer Ali AbuTaha