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"Harriet" the PortMiami Tunnel boring machine breaks through Dodge Island after completing the first of two tunnel tubes from Watson Island. (Source: CBS4)

PortMiami Tunnel Boring Machine Has “Break Out” Moment

Construction of the new $1 billion PortMiami tunnel reached a milestone Tuesday when “Harriet”, the giant tunnel boring machine digging under Government Cut, reached the halfway point.

CBS4–07/31/2012

"Harriet" begins drilling first of two tunnels under Biscayne Bay for the new Port of Miami Tunnel.  (Source: MAT CONCESSIONAIRE LLC)

PortMiami Tunnel Boring Machine To Have “Break Out” Moment

Construction of the new $1 billion PortMiami tunnel is expected to reach a milestone Tuesday when the tunnel boring machine breaks through Dodge Island.

CBS4–07/30/2012

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Manatees Return To N. Florida Spring After Cleanup Project

The sea cows have returned to a North Florida spring after environmental officials spent nearly $100,000 on a project to coax them in.

CBS4–02/18/2012

"Harriet" begins drilling first of two tunnels under Biscayne Bay for the new Port of Miami Tunnel.  (Source: MAT CONCESSIONAIRE LLC)

Dirt From Port Tunnel Can Be Used In Virginia Key

The dirt is clean and that’s good news for the international consortium behind the on-going $1 billion Port of Miami tunnel dig.

CBS4–12/29/2011

(Source: National Park Service) A firefighter takes part in a prescribed burn in the Everglades on Nov. 29, 2011.

Everglades Prescribed Burn Generating Significant Smoke

It’s day two of a prescribed burn in the Everglades. Thirty-one thousand acres of land are being burned in order to decrease the chance of wildfires.

CBS4–11/30/2011

(Source: National Park Service) A prescribed fire burning in the Everglades.

Hot Time Planned For Everglades

Don’t panic if you see smoke billowing out west over the Everglades. There’s a prescribed burn taking place where 31,000 acres of land will be burned Tuesday and Wednesday.

CBS4–11/29/2011

"Harriet" begins drilling first of two tunnels under Biscayne Bay for the new Port of Miami Tunnel.  (Source: MAT CONCESSIONAIRE LLC)

Environmental Groups File Petition To Challenge Port Dredging

The dredging project at the Port of Miami may be hitting a roadblock.

CBS4–11/28/2011

Ra sewage flooded Hollywood streets after a sewer line break on Taft Street.

Hollywood Sewer Line Repaired, Clean-Up Continues

Hollywood workers have finally completed repairs on a Taft Street sewer pipeline. On Sunday, clean up crews will focus on the neighborhoods most affected by the spill.

CBS4–11/20/2011

Port Tunnel Boring Machine 10

Drilling Set To Start In $1B Port Of Miami Tunnel Project

Construction of the new $1 billion Port of Miami tunnel will take a giant leap forward Thursday when boring finally gets underway.

CBS4–11/10/2011

Florida Everglades

Scott Pleases Everglades Activists With Restoration Plan

Some environmentalists expressed optimism Friday at a proposal by Gov. Rick Scott aimed at trying to resolve a years-long dispute over restoring the Everglades, despite the state’s assertion that it needs several more years to get the ecosystem clean.

CBS4–10/09/2011

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