Environment

Travelers watch as workers build a gate at Miami International Airport on June 10, 2013 in Miami, Florida.   AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

MIA Set To Save Lots Of Green With New Project

Miami International Airport is rolling out a new program meant to save some serious energy, cash and keep us cool.

08/25/2015

HAVANA, CUBA - AUGUST 14: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla hold a joint news conference at the Hotel Nacional August 14, 2015 in Havana, Cuba. The first American secretary of state to visit Cuba since 1945, Kerry presided over the flag-raising ceremony at the recently reopened U.S. Embassy, a symbolic act after the the two Cold War enemies reestablished diplomatic relations in July. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Kerry: We Are Taking A New Direction In Cuba

Secretary of State John Kerry, standing alongside Cuba’s foreign minister reiterated the two nations’ commitment to normalizing relations.

08/14/2015

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Court Upholds Permits For Sugar Growers

An appeals court upheld decisions meant to allow sugar-cane growers to get permits, rejecting arguments the permits would not properly protect the Everglades.

08/08/2015

Cuban Brown Snail. (Source:  Lyle J. Buss, UF/IFAS

Invasive Worm Threatens Dade Snail Population

For the first time, a bizarre, alien-like worm has popped up in the United States specifically South Florida.

06/24/2015

Green Wedding (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

How To Make Your Wedding More Eco-Friendly

June is peak time for weddings. Invitations, flowers and food are among the things that drive up the cost. But they also can increase a celebration’s toll on the environment, and for many couples, that’s a big concern.

06/18/2015

Pharrell Williams (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Pharrell Williams Advocates For Greener Jobs, Climate Change Action

Pharrell Williams’ push for measures that prevent climate change is picking up more momentum as he asks leaders to create greener jobs and save the planet in a recent video.

06/11/2015

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 14:  Florida Governor Rick Scott as he introduces Carlos Lopez-Cantera as his new lieutenant governor on January 14, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Scott took 10-months to replace Jennifer Carroll, who resigned last March. Lopez-Cantera will be the states first Hispanic lieutenant governor.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Scott, Georgia Governor Meet To Discuss Water Dispute

Florida Governor Rick Scott and Georgia Governor Nathan Deal met to discuss a longstanding water dispute that has been taken all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

06/09/2015

Fort Lauderdale Beach (Source: fortlauderdale.gov)

Divers To Remove Thousands Of Tires From Ocean Floor Off Florida

Divers are set to remove thousands of tires from the ocean floor in Fort Lauderale.

05/18/2015

A butterfly is seen near the space shuttle Discovery at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Source: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: So. Florida Butterflies Unintended Victims Of Mosquito Control

Spraying insecticides may help control pesky mosquitoes, but South Florida’s butterflies may have become an unintended victim, according to a five-year study.

05/13/2015

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Drones & Dogs Deployed To Save Florida’s Avocado Supply

It’s Cinco de Mayo, South Florida, meaning many take pleasure in eating some guacamole. But here in Florida there is a disease that is threatening the state’s $64 million avocado industry–and researchers are using heat-sensing drones and dogs to try to save the crop.

05/05/2015

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