FPL drops plan to use treated sewage in nuke plant cooling canals. Critics still concerned

FPL drops plan to use treated sewage in nuke plant cooling canals. Critics still concerned

Florida Power & Light has abandoned a plan to use treated wastewater to freshen the troubled cooling canal system at its Turkey Point nuclear plant, striking at least one concern off a list of environmental issues surrounding the facility along south Biscayne Bay.


Storm-Proofing Miami Could Cost 4.6 Billion Dollars

Storm-Proofing Miami Could Cost 4.6 Billion Dollars

There is a plan to install floodwalls that are thirteen feet high on a portion of the waterfront in Miami to storm proof it, and this is estimated to cost 4.6 billion dollars. This is a proposal being developed by the Army Corps of Engineers to provide protection to this area when storm surges occur.


A $4.6 Billion Plan To Storm-Proof Miami

A $4.6 Billion Plan To Storm-Proof Miami

Thirteen-foot-high floodwalls could line part of Miami's waterfront, under a proposed Army Corps of Engineers plan being developed to protect the area from storm surge. The $4.6 billion plan is one of several drafted by the Corps of Engineers to protect coastal areas in the U.S, which face increased flood risks stoked by climate change.


A $4.6 Billion Plan To Storm-Proof Miami

A $4.6 Billion Plan To Storm-Proof Miami | WAMU

The federal government is planning a massive system of floodwalls, pumps and surge barriers for Miami. But it doesn't address the more frequently felt threat from rising sea levels.


The Coral Gables Problem Beneath Surface

The Coral Gables Problem Beneath Surface - Coral Gables

Known for Mediterranean Revival architecture, tree-shaded boulevards and winding waterways, fine dining and graceful living. Coral Gables has earned its reputation as a world class city. Often cited in national surveys as among the most beautiful towns in America.


County, aqueduct, fishing guides challenge pollution permit at Turkey Point

County, aqueduct, fishing guides challenge pollution permit at Turkey Point

Add Monroe County to the growing number of challengers to a proposed pollution permit renewal for Florida Power and Light's generating units at Turkey Point Nuclear Plant on Biscayne Bay in Miami-Dade County. Approval of operating licenses could further jeopardize the Florida Keys drinking water even more, local officials say.


Army Corps Unveils $4.6 Billion Plan To Protect Miami-Dade From Storm Surge

Army Corps Unveils $4.6 Billion Plan To Protect Miami-Dade From Storm Surge

A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan to protect Miami-Dade County from hurricane storm surges over the next 50 years with flood gates across rivers, and a mile-long flood wall along its upscale waterfront, could cost nearly $4.6 billion. The tentative plan, which is now open for public comment, is the latest and most fully detailed.


Stand-Up Paddleboarding Is the Perfect Social-Distancing Activity

Stand-Up Paddleboarding Is the Perfect Social-Distancing Activity

This spring, Miami's been balmy, beautiful, and mostly untouchable under the lockdown of coronavirus. Beaches and pools remain closed, and parks have been struggling to muster the heightened facemask enforcement they need to reopen.


Out Of Sight, Still A Blight

Out Of Sight, Still A Blight

Raised along Miami's Biscayne Bay, Marcelo Fernandes always had a favorite snorkeling spot, a 50-by-100-foot area where he could swim above coral reefs as recently as 2015. But a few years ago, he couldn't find it. He must have lost the coordinates, he thought.


Turkey Point Is About To Get A New Pollution Permit. Critics Say Not So Fast

Turkey Point Is About To Get A New Pollution Permit. Critics Say Not So Fast

Opposition is mounting to a proposed pollution permit that would, for the first time, allow water seeping from a 5,900-acre network of cooling canals at Florida Power & Light’s Turkey Point nuclear plant to move beyond plant boundaries in southern Miami-Dade County.


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