Miami-Dade's newest toxic playground is the City of Miami's Douglas Park. City of Miami officials say arsenic, lead, barium and other hazardous substances have been found at levels far above the threshold considered safe for human exposure. The park will be fenced off and closed to all visitors, s ... More >>
Are you one of those that collects corks from after a weekend of drinking wine? Maybe you have corks as decoration in your kitchen and you've no more space. Not to worry, wine is never quaffed in vain. Devon Seafood Steak is introducing ReCORK Mondays. It starts today. So if you opened bottles yes ... More >>
The Miami-Dade County Health Department has officially released its findings on the cancer scare in northwest Dade: There's no cluster in Broadmoor, they say."We have not found or identified a cluster," says Lillian Rivera, the Health Department's administrator. "Based on the incidence and methodolo ... 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 >>
Read "Hialeah Residents Claim Local Recycling Plant Is Causing Increased Rates Of Cancer"Today, the Miami-Dade County Commission will vote on a resolution on whether to investigate a potential cancer cluster in Hialeah along NW 36th Avenue. Residents have pointed fingers at nearby King Metal Recycli ... More >>
Study up on the numbers on the bottom of your plastic bottles, Miami Beach residents, because the City Commission has passed an ordinance that will make recycling mandatory in the city. Those who don't comply could face fines of up to $2,500. Well, not really, because the city doesn't actually plan ... More >>
Controversy seems to follow North Miami Mayor Andre Pierre wherever he goes. So, naturally, now he's managed to get himself in a public feud with his kid's science teacher.Laurie Futterman, a science teacher at the David Lawrence Jr. K-8 Center, showed up last week at a city council meeting to speak ... 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 >>
via Wikimedia CommonsIt was like this, except the birds were alive and probably not covered in oil.Miami River shipping company Antillean Marine has been charged with knowingly dumping oil into U.S. waters, then falsifying its records to omit the offense, which could cost them more than $1.5 mill ... More >>
If you watch CSI: Miami, you might be under the impression that Miami-Dade has the most tech-savvy crime fighters in the state. You might be wrong. A Santa Rosa County deputy used Google Earth to help track down a man and make an arrest.The crime isn't nearly as interesting as the police work, th ... More >>
As containers and costs mount, tap water is the rule in eateries.
Get off your butt, you lazy environmentalists!
The Grove gets a little greenery
Georges William was fined $500 because his name was found in a pile of illegally dumped trash. Then New Times showed up.
Small, independent garbage haulers have always had to battle the big companies, but now they have a new foe: the City of Miami
A former top official at the Department of Environmental Resources Management is under criminal investigation for illegal dumping
More good news for Miami: Surfside knows the secret of good garbage
It feels good to do it. But recycling doesn't always save money or protect the environment.
The Old South Dade Dump is an open-air museum of pollution history -- and it's all ours
Scaling Mount Trashmore, sorting through the clues to the mystery of everyday life
And you just might face hefty fines, thanks to the countywide crackdown on businesses and landlords that refuse to recycle