Jess Nelson is the 2019 writing fellow for Miami New Times. She was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and is excited to be living close to the water again after moving to Miami from New York. She studied history at UC Berkeley and investigative journalism at Columbia University.
10 hours ago | Environmental
A new scientific study links nitrogen to the mysterious disease killing Florida's coral reefs.
1 day ago | Environmental
Scientists are testing cyanobacteria in the Caloosahatchee River to better understand how harmful algar blooms develop and why.
2 days ago | Environmental
Dr. Cheryl Holder was volunteering at the Overtown Music & Arts Festival this past weekend when an 11-year-old girl was brought in to the medical tent. The temperature was in the low 90s, but the heat index level — a combination of heat and humidi...
6 days ago | Environmental
On the outskirts of Wynwood is a colorful warehouse-turned-Airbnb where 25 teenagers are on a mission to save the world. As electronic and pop music plays loudly inside, students huddle together on their laptops to put the finishing touches on the...
10 days ago | Celebrities
This year marked the first Supercon put on by ReedPOP, as well as the event's return to Miami Beach.
14 days ago | Crime
For years, the Miami-Dade public school system has been aware of the so-called "school-to-prison pipeline," in which troubled students are arrested instead of being disciplined at the school level. Almost always, the kids swept into the criminal j...