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

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“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.


Miami-Dade County and FPL Sparring Again Over Water, Cooling Canals and Turkey Point

Miami-Dade County and FPL Sparring Again Over Water, Cooling Canals and Turkey Point

A scarcity of freshwater near Turkey Point has led to another legal clash between Miami-Dade County environmental regulators and Florida Power & Light. Miami-Dade County has asked the state Department of Environmental Protection to reverse a permit it issued in late 2018, allowing the utility to move more freshwater into sprawling wetlands FPL owns just south of the plant.


Miami-Dade County and FPL Sparring Again Over Water, Cooling Canals and Turkey Point

Miami-Dade County and FPL Sparring Again Over Water, Cooling Canals and Turkey Point

A scarcity of freshwater near Turkey Point has led to another legal clash between Miami-Dade County environmental regulators and Florida Power & Light. Miami-Dade County has asked the state Department of Environmental Protection to reverse a permit it issued in late 2018, allowing the utility to move more freshwater into sprawling wetlands FPL owns just south of the plant.


Half the stuff in Fort Lauderdale’s sewage system isn’t waste. Sea rise makes leaks worse

Half the stuff in Fort Lauderdale's sewage system isn't waste. Sea rise makes leaks worse

Fort Lauderdale is soaked in waste after six sewage spills from decaying pipes dumped more than 126 million gallons of raw sewage directly into nearby rivers and canals over the last few weeks. That's about the volume of 191 Olympic-sized swimming pools.


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