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.


Discussing Issues From Miami-Dade Sewage Spill With Director Of Clean Water Advocacy Group

Discussing Issues From Miami-Dade Sewage Spill With Director Of Clean Water Advocacy Group

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.


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.


Poopy Water Warning Extended to Another Weekend

Poopy Water Warning Extended to Another Weekend - Key News

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.


Ultra Touts Sustainability Initiatives Amid Search for Permanent Venue

Ultra Touts Sustainability Initiatives Amid Search for Permanent Venue

Ultra is in the midst of what some might call a rebuilding year. The electronic music festival is searching for a new South Florida home after being kicked out of downtown Miami's Bayfront Park in 2018 and voluntarily leaving Virginia Key in 2019.


How a utility's crocodile plan clashed with climate

ENERGY TRANSITIONS: How a utility's crocodile plan clashed with climate

A Florida utility used the canals tied to cooling its nuclear reactors to help save the endangered American crocodile. But the company is now facing backlash and lawsuits as climate change makes those same canals a regional threat.


Coral Gables looks at corralling use of herbicide RoundUp

Coral Gables looks at corralling use of herbicide RoundUp

Written by Catherine Lackner on July 9, 2019 Coral Gables is considering banning RoundUp, a Glyphosate-based herbicide, though that move would conflict with state law. Commissioner Pat Keon invited Kelly Cox, program director from Miami Waterkeeper, to address the city commission Tuesday about the effects of herbicides and fertilizers on urban landscapes.


Miami Waterkeeper Reports a Healthy Biscayne Bay is Worth $3.3 Billion

Miami Waterkeeper Reports a Healthy Biscayne Bay is Worth $3.3 Billion | Miami Beach Times

By Theresa Pinto M.S., Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - Last month Miami Waterkeeper released their latest study, 'Restoring Biscayne Bay and the Economic Value of Rehydrating Coastal Wetlands', which valued the ecosystem services of a rehydrated Biscayne Bay at over $3.3 billion.


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