Water activist keeps law on her side

Water activist keeps law on her side

PLANTATION KEY - Armed with a strong conviction and wielding environmental law to protect the region's fragile ecosystem, local attorney and activist Kelly Cox is always busy. "It seems like I'm always working," she said. "I stay busy. The environment matters to me personally and professionally. It's why I do what I do."


Army Corps of Engineers proposes flood wall to fortify Miami-Dade coastline

Army Corps of Engineers proposes flood wall to fortify Miami-Dade coastline

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is studying how to fortify Miami-Dade County's coastline from the reality of rising seas and, as part of a more than $4 billion plan, has proposed a flood wall running parallel to Miami's waterfront.


Floodgates open as South Florida readies for tropical depression

Floodgates open as South Florida readies for tropical depression

HIALEAH, Fla. - With a tropical depression approaching and wet weather in the weekend forecast, the South Florida Water Management District was working Friday to bring the water level down in canals to mitigate flooding. "As we speak we have gates open, pumps working," spokesman Randy Smith said.


Construction site wastewater contributing to Biscayne Bay problems

Construction site wastewater contributing to Biscayne Bay problems

MIAMI, Fla. - Sediment is a contributing factor say water quality experts in the on-going fight to save Biscayne Bay. Since this summer's historic fish kill, a new resolution passed by the Miami City Commission on Thursday directs the city manager to investigate options to enhance penalties for construction permit holders caught violating code by dumping wastewater from construction sites into streets.


Fireboats used to aerate section of Biscayne Bay

Fireboats used to aerate section of Biscayne Bay | WorkBoat

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department's two fireboats were recently called on for an unusual job - help save the sea life in Biscayne Bay. Fireboats 21 and 73 spent four hours and covered about two square miles aerating a portion of the bay with thousands of dead and dying creatures ranging from pufferfish and eels to lobster and grunts.


Florida sewage spills expected to worsen due to ageing infrastructure

Florida sewage spills expected to worsen due to ageing infrastructure

Florida has recently experienced several large sewage spills and the is issue expected to worsen in the state due to its growing population, urban development, the climate crisis and ageing infrastructure that frequently cause existing wastewater systems to fail.


How Biscayne Bay Reached its ‘Tipping Point'

How Biscayne Bay Reached its 'Tipping Point'

In early August, videos showing hundreds of dead fish washing up near the Venetian Causeway in Miami began circulating online. The fish were coming from the area's most iconic body of water, Biscayne Bay. Preliminary investigations found that a combination of low oxygen levels in parts of the water, along with high water temperatures caused the week-long fish kill.


New report has same old findings on how to save Biscayne Bay

New report has same old findings on how to save Biscayne Bay

MIAMI (AP) - There's a new plan to save ailing Biscayne Bay, and it looks a lot like the old plan - and the one before that. For decades, scientists and environmentalists have done more than plead with politicians to protect South Florida's crown jewel: They've written studies, held summits and presented action plans.


New report has same old findings on how to save Biscayne Bay

New report has same old findings on how to save Biscayne Bay

MIAMI (AP) - There's a new plan to save ailing Biscayne Bay, and it looks a lot like the old plan - and the one before that. For decades, scientists and environmentalists have done more than plead with politicians to protect South Florida's crown jewel: They've written studies, held summits and presented action plans.


Facing South Florida: The Biscayne Bay Fish Kill

Facing South Florida: The Biscayne Bay Fish Kill

CBS4's Lauren Pastrana spoke with Miami Waterkeeper's general counsel, Kelly Cox, about the Biscayne Bay fish kill.


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