Rachel Silverstein watches over Miami’s waterways at Miami Waterkeeper

Rachel Silverstein watches over Miami's waterways at Miami Waterkeeper - Lifestyle Media

As far back as she can remember, Rachel Silverstein has had a passion for the environment. What floats her boat, so to speak, are "all of the creatures and critters that live in the wild, and the unique and intricate ways that they all survive and interact with one another," she says.


Port Expansion Dredging Decimates Coral Populations on Miami Coast

Port Expansion Dredging Decimates Coral Populations on Miami Coast - D-brief

Coral reefs along the Florida coastline are struggling. Disease has been running rampant among colonies in recent years, and now researchers have found that a billion-dollar dredging project that wrapped up in 2015 killed off more than half of the coral population in the Port of Miami.


Over Half A Million Corals Destroyed By Port Of Miami Dredging

Over Half A Million Corals Destroyed By Port Of Miami Dredging

A team of researchers including scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, published new findings that reveal significant damage to Miami's coral reefs from the 16-month dredging operation at the Port of Miami that began in 2013.


Waterkeepers Florida Submits Cyanobacteria Comment Letter

Almost everyone who has lived in, or even visited, Florida last year will remember the pictures, videos, or in-person sites of beaches and marinas covered in dead marine life. This event was often blamed on red tide. However, there is another culprit involved: cyanobacteria, which is commonly referred to as blue-green algae because of its color.

Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs), especially blooms of cyanobacteria, have been increasing in frequency, duration, and severity in the United States, particularly in Florida in recent years. They have been widely considered to be one of the greatest threats to water quality and ecosystems in inland and coastal communities (Brooks et al. 2016). Many major Florida watersheds including the St. Johns River, Lake Okeechobee, Harris Chain of Lakes, Caloosahatchee River, and St. Lucie River have been significantly impacted by this type of algae bloom (FDEP 2004).


The Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend May 31

The Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend

Pride Month kicks off this weekend, and it's a special one. June 2019 coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which are widely regarded as the beginning of the modern LGBTQIA+ rights movement. To celebrate, the Arsht Center is throwing a kiki with RuPaul's Drag Race star Shangela along with many of Miami's most impressive drag queens.


Miami Waterkeeper's Annual Report!

We've recently released our annual report! A lot of exciting things happened in 2018, and we're happy to share some of them with you!


Over half a million corals destroyed by port of Miami dredging, study finds

Over half a million corals destroyed by port of Miami dredging, study finds

A team of researchers including scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, published new findings that reveal significant damage to Miami's coral reefs from the 16-month dredging operation at the Port of Miami that began in 2013.


Over half a million corals destroyed by port of Miami dredging, study finds

Over half a million corals destroyed by port of Miami dredging, study finds

A team of researchers including scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, published new findings that reveal significant damage to Miami's coral reefs from the 16-month dredging operation at the Port of Miami that began in 2013.


Over Half A Million Corals Destroyed By Port Of Miami Dredging, Study Finds

Over half a million corals destroyed by port of Miami dredging, study finds

Researchers show dredging caused widespread damage to Florida's coral reefs Credit: UM Rosenstiel School and Miami Waterkeeper MIAMI-A team of researchers including scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, published new findings that reveal significant damage to Miami's coral reefs from the 16-month dredging operation at the Port of Miami that began in 2013.


Over Half A Million Corals Destroyed By Port Of Miami Dredging, Study Finds

Over half a million corals destroyed by port of Miami dredging, study finds | Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Researchers show dredging caused widespread damage to Florida's coral reefsCredit: UM Rosenstiel School and Miami Waterkeeper MIAMI--A team of researchers including scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, published new findings that re ...


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