Fort Lauderdale is soaked in waste after six sewage spills from decaying pipes dumped more than 126 million gallons of raw sewage directly into nearby rivers and canals over the last few weeks. That's about the volume of 191 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
There's a sewage treatment plant that pumps treated waste a few miles off the coast from Key Biscayne, but new research hints a rash of beach closures may be tied to a more natural problem: seaweed.
A non-profit focused on keeping the water in South Florida clean Miami Waterkeeper is a nonprofit focused on keeping the water in South Florida clean. Through community outreach, education, science-based research, and legal advocacy, Miami Waterkeeper aims to ensure swimmable, drinkable, and fishable water for all.
Written by Miami Today on December 31, 2019 Advertisement The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation at The Miami Foundation is making $600,000 in grants to benefit nonprofit groups that promote equitable education, address growing concerns of economic inequality and more. The grantees include 10 local and national organizations.
There should be little controversy in saying that 2019 has been a particularly crappy year - in some cases, literally - for South Florida's once-vibrant ecosystems. Through negligence and neglect, Miami politicians and businesses have allowed for dirtier waters and dying coral reefs in spite of unceasing complaints from residents and environmental activists.
Written by Gabriel Poblete on December 24, 2019 Advertisement Who's looking out for Biscayne Bay? The City of Miami wants in on the monitoring. City commissioners approved a resolution for the city administration to work out a deal with Miami Waterkeeper, in which the not-for-profit will provide regular testing of the body water that bumps against the city's eastern boundary.
With Time Magazine having named 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg its Person of the Year for 2019, we asked readers for their candidates for South Floridian of the year, if there were such a thing.
Palmetto High School senior Madeline (Maddie) Wise has been a Girl Scout since kindergarten. Over the years she has earned her Bronze Award and her Silver Award. Now, she's working on her Gold Award, which is equivalent to a Boy Scout Eagle Badge. Her project is a sun safety campaign called Ban the Tan.
A nuclear power plant on Florida's coast has been granted an unprecedented lifespan extension, letting it operate beyond 2050 despite rising sea levels. Licenses for two reactors at Florida Power & Light's Turkey Point Nuclear Generating Station have been renewed through 2052 and 2053.
The Nuclear Regulatory Agency granted two controversial license extensions to Turkey Point's aging nuclear reactors on Thursday. The 20-year extensions - which extend the life of the reactors to 80 - are the first of their kind in the U.S. The licenses for the 1970s-era reactors overlooking Biscayne Bay were set to expire in 2032 and 2033.