Democratic presidential hopefuls prepare to take the stage in Miami this week for the first debate of the race

Democratic presidential hopefuls prepare to take the stage in Miami this week for the first debate of the race

Florida's significance in the 2020 presidential election will become apparent again this week as Democrats come to town, Miami to be specific. A week after President Donald Trump held a rally in Orlando to officially launch his reelection campaign, 20 of his Democratic challengers are preparing to face-off in the first Democratic debate of the race.


Democrats Will Debate in a City Under Siege by Climate Change

'What Is Your Actual Plan?' Miami Debates Give Democrats an Opening on Climate Change

MIAMI - New water pumps and tidal valves worth millions of dollars are needed to keep the streets from flooding even on sunny days. Septic tanks compromised by rising groundwater leak unfiltered waste that threatens the water supply. Developers are often buying out residents of established communities, hoping to acquire buildable property on higher ground.


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.


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