Coral Gables becomes first city in Florida to ban plastic bags

 


Miami Waterkeeper receives $49,000 donation from Whole Foods Market!

Miami Waterkeeper receives $49,000 donation from with Whole Foods Market 5% day and Sustainable Evening event!


Miami Waterkeeper Participates in the Annual EarthEcho Water Challenge with Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

The EarthEcho Water Challenge will provide water monitoring kits to help Miami Waterkeeper Junior Ambassadors monitor water quality in Biscayne Bay


Rubio’s Partners with Miami Waterkeeper to Protect South Florida’s Watershed

Coastal Grill Chain Provides Funding to Support Coral Reef Conservation and Protection


Enviros Blast Army Corps Over Wrong Evidence In Reef Row

[A] 25-year-old photo of coral in the Cayman Islands ended up as evidence purporting to show reef recovery in Florida waters in a suit over damage to coral from dredging work in the Port of Miami.

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Corps Commits to Conduct New Environmental Studies Before Port Everglades Expansion Dredging Begins

Dredging delayed until 2019


Waterkeeper Groups & Earthjustice Urge U.S. EPA to Reject Florida Rule Allowing More Toxic Chemicals in Public’s Water

State Didn’t Use Proper Science or Ensure Adequate Public Participation 


Port Everglades Project Would Repeat the Environmental Destruction Caused by PortMiami Dredging

SCUBA And Environmental Organizations Challenge Massive Dredging Project To Try To Save Threatened Corals.


What's up with the algae bloom that led to Florida's state of emergency?

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The last few weeks, we’ve seen some of the worst algae blooms ever recorded in southeastern Florida. It’s not a natural event; it’s entirely manmade, stemming from overly-engineered waterways and industrial pollution. 


Protecting Florida’s Reefs from the Impacts of Dredging

In a race to expand U.S. ports to accommodate larger, next-generation shipping vessels, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is targeting ports along the eastern seaboard for expansion and dredging. The Port of Miami was first on the list, where the shipping channel bisects a once-thriving coral reef and threatened staghorn corals and their critical habitat. Since construction began in November 2013, our reefs have been smothered by sediment from the dredging. Despite mounting recorded violations, the Army Corps failed to stop the impacts or its contractors, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock, accountable for the damage.


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