Is Miami’s beach water filled with poop? Volunteer testing proves it’s so

Is Miami's beach water filled with poop? Volunteer testing proves it's so

MIAMI, Fla. - Scott Stripling is a volunteer for the Miami Surfrider Foundation. "I love the outdoors. I love the environment. When I started surfing, that just blew my whole world. I love the ocean." The Surfrider Foundation is an environmental, non-profit group established by surfers to protect oceans and beaches.


Port Everglades Kicks Off Expansion. Critics Worry Coral Could Be Damaged

Port Everglades Kicks Off Expansion. Critics Worry Coral Could Be Damaged

Port Everglades and local elected officials marked the first step in a $437 million expansion to make way for expected massive new cargo ships with a celebratory press conference on Tuesday. "It's a critical milestone in getting there," acting port director Glenn Wiltshire said afterwards of the $29 million Congress approved this month to move a Coast Guard station blocking work.


NEW SCHEME BY FLORIDA DEP WOULD WEAKEN WETLANDS PROTECTION

New Scheme by Florida DEP Would Weaken Wetlands Protection

In a plan that would make it easier to destroy our water resources, the administration of Gov. Ron DeSantis is formally proposing a takeover of the federal program that issues permits when developers and others want to fill sensitive wetlands.


Port Everglades Kicks Off Expansion. Critics Worry Coral Could Be Damaged

Port Everglades Kicks Off Expansion. Critics Worry Coral Could Be Damaged

Port Everglades and local elected officials marked the first step in a $437 million expansion to make way for expected massive new cargo ships with a celebratory press conference on Tuesday. "It's a critical milestone in getting there," acting port director Glenn Wiltshire said afterwards of the $29 million Congress approved this month to move a Coast Guard station blocking work.


Village Council to restrict use of fertilizers

Village Council to restrict use of fertilizers

A standing room only crowd was on hand for Tuesday's Key Biscayne Village Council meeting, including out-of-town visitors, to show support of an ordinance restricting the use of fertilizers on the island. After several people spoke in support of the measure, which allows Key Biscayne to join other South Florida cities on this critical water quality issue, the second reading of the ordinance passed unanimously.


Is There A Solution To South Florida’s ‘Sewage Spill Whack-A-Mole?’

Is There A Solution To South Florida's 'Sewage Spill Whack-A-Mole?'

MIAMI (CBSMiami) - It seems you cannot go a week without hearing about a sewer and water main breaks. The most recent ones catching the headlines are happening in Fort Lauderdale. It started there in December. Pipes erupting in neighborhoods in affluent neighborhoods creating rivers of sewage. Homeowners were not amused.


The U.S. may soon have the world's oldest nuclear power plants

The U.S. may soon have the world's oldest nuclear power plants

(Bloomberg) -- Bonnie Rippingille looked out at the wisps of steam curling from the Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant across Biscayne Bay with a sense of dread. In December federal regulators approved Florida Power & Light Co.'s request to let the facility's twin nuclear reactions remain in operation for another 20 years beyond the end of their current licenses.


The U.S. May Soon Have the World's Oldest Nuclear Power Plants

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-04/the-u-s-may-soon-have-the-world-s-oldest-nuclear-power-plants


“It’s Not the Plant:” Scientists Blame Sand, Seaweed for KB Beach Woes

"It's Not the Plant:" Scientists Blame Sand, Seaweed for KB Beach Woes - Key News

Preliminary conclusions shared at Tuesday's Village Council meeting reassured local leaders that a nearby sewage plant is not the sole cause of beach bacteria. But as another summer of sargassum lies in wait, there's no let-up in the pressure to solve one of the island's most intractable problems. Scientists from the University of Miami presented ...


UM students learn coastal conservation at Florida Keys

UM students learn coastal conservation at Florida Keys - The University of Montevallo

A group of University of Montevallo students received firsthand experience in managing conservation efforts in one of the most environmentally unique parts of the country in December 2019. Dr. Susan Caplow, assistant professor of environmental studies, Dr. Meredith Tetloff, associate professor of social work, and Dr. John W.


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