Get this: The national engineering firm in the driver's seat to oversee Miami-Dade's $1.6 billion overhaul of the county's monumentally dilapidated sewer system has a history of violating the Clean Water Act, mishandling radioactive waste, billing for phantom work, and paying kickbacks. In most pl ... More >>
This much is clear: Miami's sewers are deteriorating, and millions of gallons of wastewater are polluting Biscayne Bay. The county has proposed a $1.5 billion fix, but one local environmental group has now filed suit in federal court to stop the plan.Key Biscayne resident Judi Koslen and the environ ... More >>
Judi Kolson used to love paddling the waters of Biscayne Bay until a recent outing allegedly gave her a leg infection after her skin came into contact with contaminated water. Now, the breast cancer survivor from Key Biscayne won't jump back into the ocean.In an affidavit filed in Miami federal cour ... More >>
It may not be as amazing/disgusting as that legendary snake-exploding-while-eating-an-alligator photo (which we are now lobbying to be adapted as the official state seal), but officials have found another invasive snake in the Everglades that had just made a meal out of a rather large native spec ... More >>
Resident John Rosser raises a stink.
photo by Tim ElfrinkJohn Rosser taped this sign to his door and moved out in May. What's worse than a rotten-egg-stench-belching sewage plant in your back yard?How about an odiferous shit factory that poisons your family and leaves you with severe neurological damage? That's exactly what John Ros ... 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.
"Money used to reverse the rezoning is money dedicated to the preservation of Vizcaya"
In Opa-locka, gang warfare, drug dealing, and decay are a way of life
UM's Larry Brand flouts the grant system, pays the price
University of Miami administrators called for downfield interference
Officials insist the Lake Belt created by limestone mining in Northwest Miami-Dade will be an eco-panacea. Critics say that's all wet.
Planners hope the Natural System Model can help restore the Everglades. But will it survive politics?
Creating an artificial reef is no longer a slam-dunk affair, despite an abundance of missile sites, water towers, and wanna-be philanthropists
When Everglades National Park chief Dick Ring held a feel-good camp-out in the Dry Tortugas, he really toasted some people's marshmallows
This can't be what the real estate pros have in mind when they say "Location, location, location"
When authorities pledged to reflood the Everglades, they tried to accommodate residents of the 8 1/2 Square Mile Area in Southwest Dade. They're still trying.
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 "proactive" Metro-Dade is dragged kicking and screaming into environment consciousness
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.
If you think Dade County is a filthy mess now, just wait till you're drowning in it