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Delivered: March 2017

We’ve had a busy March!

  • Our supporters (like you!) submitted over 10,000 comments asking for stronger reef protections in the Port Everglades expansion project.
  • We’ve exposed the Army Corps for distributing “alternative facts” to the public in both Port Miami and Port Everglades.
  • We’ve helped get the ball rolling on a plastic grocery bag ban in Coral Gables to reduce marine debris.
  • And we got to hang out with Phillippe Cousteau, Jr. on World Water Day by collecting water quality samples with local schools at the Biscayne Nature Center!

INNOVATE MIAMI, a snapshot of Miami’s innovation ecosystem, nearing completion

INNOVATE MIAMI, a snapshot of Miami's innovation ecosystem, nearing completion

INNOVATE MIAMI will showcase the companies, entrepreneurs, and organizations that contribute to Miami's innovation ecosystem in a 300+ page, high-end coffee-table book that is also tech-enabled TAMPA, FL / ACCESSWIRE / October 9, 2019 / MIAMI, FL-A tech-enabled, high-end coffee-table book is in production for Miami-Dade County.


No-Swim Advisories for Key Biscayne Beaches as Bacteria Rises Again

No-Swim Advisories for Key Biscayne Beaches as Bacteria Rises Again - Key News

Another weekend, another change of plans for would-be beachgoers. Tests this week prompted the Florida Department of Health to issue swimming advisories for Key Biscayne Beach, Crandon Park North, and all of Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park.


Flesh-Eating Bacteria: Staying Safe while Swimming

This summer was riddled with concern about emerging threats from flesh-eating bacteria in our coastal waters. Here's what you need to know about the bacteria and how to stay safe while swimming!

 

 


In Florida, Flushing the Toilet Is Threatened by Rising Sea Levels for Tens of Thousands of Homeowners

In Florida, Flushing the Toilet Is Threatened by Rising Sea Levels for Tens of Thousands of Homeowners | The Weather Channel

The effects of rising sea levels, such as nuisance flooding, are pretty obvious above ground. But lying just below the surface is a threat that could impact millions of people, especially those living along the country's coasts. These homes use septic tanks that rely on dry soil to work properly.


Village of Islamorada Passes a Fertilizer Ordinance!

Congratulations to the Village of Islamorada for passing a fertilizer ordinance aimed at improving water quality in nearshore waters!

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Miami Waterkeeper in D.C. for oral arguments before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Two weeks ago Miami Waterkeeper traveled up to our nation’s capital, Washington D.C., for oral arguments before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The hearing was in regard to FPL’s Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant’s proposed operating license renewal. Why are we concerned with FPL getting approval for this operating license? Well, a nuclear generator acts similarly to a steam engine in that it creates really hot water that needs to be cooled down. Unlike most other nuclear power plants, FPL uses a system of cooling canals like a radiator to achieve this goal. The problem is that these canals are unlined, which means that the really hot, salty, nutrient-rich water is able to leech down into the ground and travel in all directions due to the porous limestone geology beneath the plant. The salty subsurface water, referred to as the hypersaline plume, has been gradually moving toward the groundwater supply, which is our primary source of drinking water here in South Florida. The plume is now migrating at about a foot a day! The plume is also moving east towards Biscayne Bay, an area that offers critical protection to sensitive ecosystems, wildlife, and unique habitats, and supports the local economy through recreation opportunities, tourism, and the provision of ecological goods and services.


Climate change is raising quite the stink in Florida

Climate change is raising quite the stink in Florida

A major UN report released this week shows the sea level is rising around the globe, which means people who live in coastal cities face real risks from losing their property, and in some cases their live, to the rising ocean and the intense storms these warmer waters bring.


This is not a third-world country, this is Miami

'This is not a third-world country, this is Miami'

As he drives a golf cart from his tiny house real estate office to his lofted modern home, Marcelo Fernandes points to parts of his neighborhood road that flood. Fernandes, a developer who sells homes in the area, says he has seen more floods due to high tides, even on days with clear skies.


Contamination is a real possibility

'Contamination is a real possibility'

When Jason and Brittnie Nesenman were high school sweethearts, never in a million years did they picture themselves standing where they are today: Together, hovering over someone else's poop. Jason gets a better angle on a bright blue corrugated hose as Brittnie oversees the operation.


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