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."
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Rachel Silverstein, executive director of Miami Waterkeeper, a clean water advocacy group, has been on the front lines for many water issues in South Florida, including campaigns to end sewage leaks.
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.
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.
Weekend beachgoers will have to stay out of the water at Crandon Park on Key Biscayne until at least Monday because of high fecal bacteria levels, the Health Department said. Tests for the Key Biscayne Beach Club and Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park beaches came up clear.