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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 - 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 - 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...
By Theresa Pinto M.S., Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - The provocatively titled report High Tide Tax was released Thursday by the Center for Climate Integrity and claims Florida will have to spend $74 billion in seawall construction in order...
By Theresa Pinto, M.S, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - According to a study published by the Journal of Geophysical Research Solid Earth in April, an earthquake that struck in 2009 near the Samoan islands may have exacerbated the extent...
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...
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