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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 - 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...
By Theresa Pinto M.S., Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - Since 2014, China's Sponge City initiative has been in place but the funding is set to end in 2020. It requires that eighty percent or more of all urban areas...
By Theresa Pinto M.S., Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - The Paris-based think tank, The Shift Project, released a report last week stating that the internet has contributed nearly four percent of total global carbon emissions since 2013, mostly from...
By Theresa Pinto M.S., Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - The Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) published their ‘Plastic and Climate’ report in May of this year. The Center performed a lifecycle assessment of global plastics, from drilling for...
By Theresa Pinto M.S., Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - Last month Miami Waterkeeper released their latest study, 'Restoring Biscayne Bay and the Economic Value of Rehydrating Coastal Wetlands', which valued the ecosystem services of a rehydrated Biscayne Bay at...
By Theresa Pinto M.S., Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - After years of opposing the idea, the United Nations is proposing to build a floating city and in April, UN-Habitat along with Oceanix unveiled designs to build a city at...
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