Sea-Level Rise in Miami-Dade Could Cost $3.2 Billion by 2040

Sea Level Rise in Miami-Dade Could Cost $3.2 Billion by 2040

A new report from the Center for Climate Integrity confirms what most of us already know - the seas are rising, and Miami is pretty much screwed. But the study puts the impact of climate change into stark, almost apocalyptic terms: If Miami-Dade were to construct a basic seawall defense system to protect itself, the county would need to spend a whopping $3.2 billion for 267 miles of coastal barriers.


Miami Beach Residents Demand Solution for Stinky, Bacteria-Filled Seaweed

Miami Beach Residents Demand Solution for Stinky, Bacteria-Filled Seaweed

As the planet heats up, the water surrounding Miami Beach is becoming warmer. And as temperatures rise, the Atlantic Ocean has turned into the perfect breeding ground for sargassum seaweed, a type of floating algae that's now invaded coastlines in South Florida and the Caribbean.


Locals take future in their own hands at Climate Action event during Miami Climate Month

Locals take future in their own hands at Climate Action event during Miami Climate Month

June 26 event takes place at historic Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is hosting Climate Action: Inform and Empower on Wednesday, June 26 at 6:00 p.m. Climate Action a community discussion with hands-on activities designed to inform and empower locals around climate ac...


Meet 6 Women Fighting for Clean Water

Meet 6 Women Fighting for Clean Water

Featuring voice recordings from celebrities like Lupita Nyong'o and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, an online photo gallery published today profiles 20 clean-water activists who have fought and won significant court battles in sites around the world. The "Waterkeeper Warriors" photo project celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Waterkeeper Alliance, a global nonprofit that focuses on increasing accessibility to clean water.


Three Recent Studies Point to Alarming Health Trends in Florida’s Oceans

Three Recent Studies Point to Alarming Health Trends in Florida's Oceans | Miami Beach Times

By Theresa Pinto, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - The results of three recent studies show alarming trends for the health of the planet's oceans, and in particular South Florida's oceans. What emerges from these studies is that the oceans are ill and humans are the main cause.


Sargassum Showdown: Residents, Experts and Village At Odds Over Seaweed

Sargassum Showdown: Residents, Experts and Village At Odds Over Seaweed - Key News

Residents, officials, and some naturalists clashed this week over what to do about massive deposits of seaweed on island beaches. The sargassum, many say, is at its worst in years.


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Latest Chapter In Port Miami Dredge: More Dead Coral, Biologist Charged With Lying

A $205 million Port Miami channel expansion that left a swath of dead coral and led to a legal battle over damage is facing more controversy. A new study published last week concluded U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contractors vastly underestimated the amount of coral killed. Meanwhile, the Miami U.S.


Miami dredging caused “extensive coral mortality and critical habitat loss” for the US’ only continental reef

Miami dredging caused "extensive coral mortality and critical habitat loss" for the US' only continental reef

Researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science say that local reefs have suffered extensive damage from sediment plumes stirred up by the 16-month dredging operation at the Port of Miami. The team estimates that over half a million corals were killed - those that lived within 550 yards (500 meters) of the dredged channel.


Rachel Silverstein watches over Miami’s waterways at Miami Waterkeeper

Rachel Silverstein watches over Miami's waterways at Miami Waterkeeper - Lifestyle Media

As far back as she can remember, Rachel Silverstein has had a passion for the environment. What floats her boat, so to speak, are "all of the creatures and critters that live in the wild, and the unique and intricate ways that they all survive and interact with one another," she says.


Port Expansion Dredging Decimates Coral Populations on Miami Coast

Port Expansion Dredging Decimates Coral Populations on Miami Coast - D-brief

Coral reefs along the Florida coastline are struggling. Disease has been running rampant among colonies in recent years, and now researchers have found that a billion-dollar dredging project that wrapped up in 2015 killed off more than half of the coral population in the Port of Miami.


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