Plastic straw ban draws more discussion

Plastic straw ban draws more discussion

ISLAMORADA - A second showdown over a crackdown on plastic straws could return to Islamorada. "Any difference we make is a step in the right direction," Vice Mayor Mike Forster said at the Aug. 29 meeting of the Islamorada Village Council. "The time has come where we can make some progress."


Village to limit fertilizer use

Village to limit fertilizer use

ISLAMORADA - Applying potent fertilizers to residential landscaping can be "too much of a good thing," Islamorada Village Council members agreed Aug. 29. The council passed the first reading of a landscape ordinance that would prohibit the use of fertilizers containing nitrogen and phosphorus within 15 feet of a waterway or shoreline, and in an overall restricted period from June 1 to Sept.


That busted sewer pipe by Oleta Park was supposed to be replaced years ago by county

That busted sewer pipe by Oleta Park was supposed to be replaced years ago by county

A sewer pipe that carries 10 million gallons of sewage every day ruptured in Northeast Dade and leaked at least a million gallons of waste into the Oleta River. For years, Miami-Dade has delayed replacing the decades-old pipe that sent at least 1 million gallons of sewage into the Oleta River earlier this month after corrosion finally caused its exterior to rupture.


New Study Shows Biscayne Bay Could Suffer From "Regime Change"

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently released a study looking at 20 years worth of data on pollution which has found that Biscayne Bay may be facing a "regime change." This means that the bay is changing from a seagrass dominated ecosystem to an algae dominated one.


August 2019

 

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Oleta River Sewer Spill Grows As Workers Race To Fix It

Oleta River Sewer Spill Grows As Workers Race To Fix It

A crack in a half-century old iron sewer pipe has grown and could keep leaking for up to three weeks while workers struggle to fix it, Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Director Kevin Lynskey said Friday.


The 13 Best Things to Do in Miami This Week

The 13 Best Things to Do in Miami This Week

Thursday, August 15 Unfortunately, we can't see Prince perform live anymore (RIP), but plenty of cool events are keeping the icon's spirit alive. Among them is a new laser at the Frost Museum of Science. Catch some of your Prince faves - from "Raspberry Beret" to "1999" - as part...


Health of Miami’s Biscayne Bay is at ‘Tipping Point’ According to Grand Jury

Health of Miami's Biscayne Bay is at 'Tipping Point' According to Grand Jury | Miami Beach Times

By Jai-Leen James, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - Biscayne Bay is in danger of losing an entire ecosystem, according to a Miami-Dade County grand jury report last week. Grand jurors described the situation as "a tipping point." There are concerns raised about the spillage of "millions of gallons of sewage directly into Biscayne Bay," the grand jury said.


Big sewage spill prompts no-swim warning and a request to reduce water use in NE Dade

Big sewage spill prompts no-swim warning and a request to reduce water use in NE Dade

The lifeguard stand at Haulover Beach, one of the places for which Miami-Dade County issued a No Contact with Water advisory after a Sunday sewage spill that continued to stream Monday.


Grand Jury Report Warns Health Of Biscayne Bay Is 'At A Tipping Point'

Grand Jury Report Warns Health Of Biscayne Bay Is 'At A Tipping Point'

A grand jury convened by the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office has sounded a dire warning about the state of Biscayne Bay, which it calls the "crown jewel of our environment." The group warned local officials that immediate action should be taken to save it, and included a variety of recommendations.


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