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Theresa Pinto is an environmental biologist and law student who is writing local environmental politics, business and real estate for us.
By Theresa Pinto M.S., Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - At the July 15th meeting of Miami-Dade County's Biscayne Bay Task Force, the County's Water and Sewer Department gave a somber presentation on how the aging septic systems concentrated in...
By Theresa Pinto M.S., Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - Xavier Cortada was born in Albany, NY, grew up in Miami from the age of three, and now works out of the Art and Art History Department on the Coral...
By Theresa Pinto M.S., Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - Last month, researchers at Princeton University revealed an analysis that predicted the annual occurrence of '100-year floods' along the Atlantic coastline and in the Gulf of Mexico. For the analysis, researchers...
By Theresa Pinto M.S., Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - A recent draft UN report claims that 280 million people will be forcefully displaced due to climate change, from the combined impacts of the melting cryosphere (Earth's frozen regions) and...
By Theresa Pinto MS, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - On August 16th, the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) hosted the Tidally United Summit at the Museum of Commerce in Pensacola in order to facilitate the protection of 4,000 vulnerable...
By Theresa Pinto M.S., Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - The Center for Biological Diversity, the Sea Turtle Oversight Protection and the Turtle Island Restoration Network together filed a notice of their intent to sue the federal agencies responsible for...
By Theresa Pinto M.S., Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - A new report shows that nitrogen-loading from fertilizer is destroying Florida’s Looe Key Reef, faster than damage from warmer waters and climate change. However it is the heavier rains caused...
By Theresa Pinto M.S., Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – Last Friday, the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department held a press conference to launch an emergency initiative for removal of the overabundant Sargassum seaweed that has been...
By Theresa Pinto M.S., Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - Beginning this Friday, Miami-Dade County will endeavor to rid the area's beaches of the widely publicized Sargassum seaweed that has been washing up on Miami's beaches in massive amounts and...
By Theresa Pinto M.S., Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - On July 22nd, the Monroe County Commission approved a measure to participate in Rebuild Florida's state-funded disaster recovery program, which has allocated $10 million to the County for voluntary home...
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