May 30, 2019 by Diana Udel, University of Miami A team of researchers including scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, published new findings that reveal significant damage to Miami's coral reefs from the 16-month dredging operation at the Port of Miami that began in 2013.
Coral reefs are more than just unique, irreplaceable ecosystems full of the earth's natural wonders - studies show they also act as natural storm-surge barriers that help break up gigantic waves before they steamroll over cities such as Miami. A recent study said Florida's reefs protect at least $1.6 billion in real estate.
Portions of Virginia Key are restored and cleaner thanks to a partnership between corporate citizens, local government and nonprofits. More than 400 volunteers worked together to clear a portion of the Mabel Fentress Miller Nature Trail on Virginia Key.
Portions of Virginia Key are restored and cleaner thanks to a local partnership between Comcast, Citizens for a Better South Florida, the City of Miami Parks & Recreation Department and the Miami Waterkeeper for the on Saturday, May 4.
The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department demonstrates how they inspect sewer lines using a remote camera. Aroldo Hernandez supervises maintenance for Miami-Dade's sewage plants, and he predicted a big mess in an email to his boss three months ago. "I have no parts for these pumps," Hernandez wrote to Albert Galambos Jr.
By Sophie Hirsh The herbicide glyphosate has been the subject of some major lawsuits over the past few years. Weed Killer Crisis , a website dedicated to documenting the "unfolding legal and health crisis" surrounding pesticides and herbicides, recently compiled government data on glyphosate and other agricultural chemicals around the country into easy-to-read visuals, to inform the public on pesticide use in their states.
I n the wake of miles-long traffic snarls, bus transportation foul-ups, and loud complaints about noise from the Ultra Music Festival, Miami city officials are bringing the concert's future on Virginia Key up for a discussion this week.